Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants Pick – MLB August 1, 2022

The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants headline a four-game series at Oracle Park. The Giants are coming off a successful series against the Chicago Cubs, as they grabbed three of four wins at home.

Carlos Rodon was in great shape last night in Sunday Night Baseball. He went 7 innings with 2 hits and no earned runs allowed at home. Rodon also struck out 10 batters for a standout night at the office.

AFLOAT IN THE WILDCARD
The Giants are staying within reach of a wildcard in the National League. They are going into tonight at 51-51 and 17.5 games behind the Dodgers. That said, just a four-game deficit in the wildcard race.

Four games aren’t bad considering the Giants are a .500 club. They have to be feeling fortunate that their chances of playing October baseball are still alive.

The Giants haven’t played like a postseason team for most of this season.

However, there’s still time left to get hot and impress down the stretch. A strong series against the Dodgers would help give them some confidence going forward. This could be a big turning point for the Giants, but it could also be their undoing.

It’s a big series against the Dodgers at Oracle Park. The Dodgers are coming off a 7-3 win over the Colorado Rockies and three of four wins at Coors Field.

Tony Gonsolin was solid enough with 5 hits and 3 earned runs allowed through 5 innings. He can be better, but the offense did well versus German Marquez and the bullpen. With the win, they have a 12-game lead on the Padres in the NL West.

Head below for our free Dodgers vs. Giants prediction on August 1, 2022.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants Live Betting Odds:

MLB Odds Courtesy of Bovada:
Team Spread Moneyline Total
LA Dodgers -1.5 (+125) -135 Over 8 (-110)
San Francisco Giants +1.5 (-145) +115 Under 8 (-110)
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Team Data LA Dodgers San Francisco Giants
Overall Record 68-33 51-51
Away/Home Record 33-18 29-23
Batting Average .255 .233
Batting Average Away/Home .260 .239
Runs Per 9 5.36 4.71
Team ERA 2.97 3.87
Team ERA Away/Home 2.84 3.41

Dodgers vs. Giants Prediction:

Andrew Heaney has been a pleasant surprise for the Dodgers this season. The former Angel is holding up well, as he’s in good form with an ERA of 0.47 and a 0.88 WHIP. I should say better than good form.

Heaney has only made four starts, but all is very good for him thus far.

He was acquired by the Dodgers on the cheap after struggling with the Angels and Yankees last year. The Yankees took a chance on Heaney and it’s paid off well.

LOOKS LIKE A DIFFERENT PITCHER
That’s the best way to describe Heaney, who has allowed no earned runs in three of his four performances. In the game he gave up a run, Heaney didn’t concede anything more than 1 run against the Guardians.

In his latest start, Heaney was in top form with 1 hit and no runs allowed against the Nationals in a 7-1 final. After his debut, he has notched a 0.60 ERA and 0.93 WHIP in his previous three attempts.

He is seeing plenty of run support on a team that averages 5.26 runs per 9 innings and a .258 BA for second in the majors.

Logan Webb gets the start for the Giants and gives them a decent chance of getting the win at home. Webb is going into Monday night with an ERA of 2.91 and a 1.13 WHIP.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants Betting Trends:

Dodgers

  • Record (Last 10): 7-3
  • 7-1 overall in their previous eight games on the road
  • 20-6 overall in their previous 26 games versus a right-handed starter
  • 16-4 overall in their previous 20 games
  • 4-1 overall in their previous five games versus the Giants
  • UNDER is 5-2 in their previous seven games versus the National League

Giants

  • Record (Last 10): 3-7
  • 0-7 overall in their previous seven games versus the NL West
  • 0-4 overall in their previous four games versus a team with a winning percentage better than 60%
  • 1-7 overall in their previous eight first game of a series
  • 0-4 overall in their previous four games on a Monday
  • 1-4 overall in their previous five games versus the Dodgers

  • Webb should be fine in this one, but it’s never easy getting through this lineup without suffering any damage. The Dodgers have notched 10 RBIs against Webb in 91 at-bats.

    The Giants are hot and cold, with their bullpen the biggest liability.

    They nearly gave up a 5-0 lead on Saturday, as the Cubs scored 4 unanswered runs and had the tying run on second base. It’s been a common issue for the Giants this season.

    The Giants have a team bullpen ERA of 4.41 and a 1.40 WHIP. They rank near the back of the majors, while the Dodgers are sixth with a 3.30 ERA and 1.14 WHIP from their bullpen.

    Heaney and Webb should pitch fairly decent in this one. However, the floodgates should open up for the Dodgers in the later stages on Monday night. I’m backing the Dodgers at Oracle Park.

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Kyle E / Author

Kyle is a veteran of TheSportsGeek and has spent nearly a decade providing accurate sports picks and writeups here. He has been a sports handicapper for 10+ years and started sharing his picks and thoughts in 2011 at TheSportsGeek. His expertise spans across multiple sports, including the NFL, NCAAF, MLB, NHL, and horse racing. Prior to writing for TheSportsGeek, Kyle was a fantasy football expert, who ultimately parlayed it into a successful sports betting career. You can find his picks daily only at TheSportsGeek.

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