The San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers are back at Dodger Stadium following an entertaining opener last night. The Giants took the lead late, but the Dodgers responded in the bottom of the 8th inning.
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The home team went on for a 9-6 win after blowing a lead in the 7th. The Dodgers had a 5-0 lead going into the 7th and exited the frame in a tie ballgame at 5-5. San Francisco edged ahead for a 6-5 lead after scoring an additional run in the top of the 8th.
That’s the Dodgers. There is never a good time to feel comfortable with a lead against this offense. With the win last night, the Dodgers open the second half with a win and advanced to 61-30 on the season.
There’s a lot of baseball left to be played this season, but the Dodgers have to do a lot wrong to give this lead up. As Fernando Tatis Jr. continues to tend to his injury, the Dodgers are making this a non-contest.
The Giants aren’t going to repeat as champs in the NL West. They had the lead for pretty well the entire 2021 campaign and were able to hold off the Dodgers for a one-game win.
This isn’t going to be the case for the Giants in 2022. San Francisco is going into Friday night with a record of 48-44 and 13.5 games behind the Dodgers. Getting into the postseason as a wildcard is in play, but winning the NL West looks well out of reach.
Head below for our free Giants vs. Dodgers prediction on July 22, 2022.
San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Live Betting Odds:
|San Francisco Giants||+1.5 (-170)||+117||7.5 (-125)|
|LA Dodgers||-1.5 (+145)||-140||7.5 (+105)|
|Team Data||San Francisco Giants||LA Dodgers|
|Batting Average Away/Home||.233||.246|
|Runs Per 9||4.89||5.27|
|Team ERA Away/Home||4.05||3.06|
Giants vs. Dodgers Prediction:
The Giants will turn to Logan Webb to put them back in the winner’s circle. They were playing well on a three-game winning streak and five losses in their previous six attempts before the All-Star break.
Then the Dodgers put a dagger into their hearts after overcoming a 5-0 deficit only to blow the lead. Webb has been in good form this season, with an ERA of 2.83 and a 1.10 WHIP.
In his last three starts, he posted an ERA of 1.35 and a 1.00 WHIP. Webb has allowed 15 hits and 3 earned runs across his previous 20 innings on the bump.
The Dodgers have a .276 OBP with 9 RBIs versus Webb in 74 at-bats. Austin Barnes, Freddie Freeman, and Justin Turner have all done damage against Webb.
The bullpen is the biggest trouble spot for the Giants’ pitching staff. This is crazy to think considering how good they were for so long. Going into tonight, the Giants are towards the back of the majors with a bullpen ERA of 4.25 and a 1.38 WHIP.
San Francisco Giants vs. LA Dodgers Betting Trends:
- Record (Last 10): 7-3
- 4-1 overall in their previous five games after a loss
- 3-7 overall in their previous ten games on the road
- 2-7 overall in their previous nine games after scoring 5 or more runs
- 0-4 overall in their previous four games at Dodger Stadium
- OVER is 4-1 in their previous five games after a loss
- Record (Last 10): 9-1
- 6-1 overall in their previous seven games after conceding 5 or more runs
- 11-1 overall in their previous 12 games
- 7-0 overall in their previous seven games at home
- 42-12 overall in their previous 54 second game of a series
- 41-17 overall in their previous 58 games versus a right-handed starter
Tyler Anderson is a solid lefty for the Dodgers tonight at home. Anderson is rounding into form after struggling to find traction earlier in his career. He spent four years with the Rockies getting torched by the Dodgers, so it has to be much better being on the other side now.
He was hot before the All-Star break, with an ERA of 1.86 and a 0.93 WHIP in his previous three starts. Anderson is coming off a clinic versus the Cardinals, with 3 hits and no earned runs allowed in 6 innings.
That was a gut-wrenching loss for the Giants last night. It had to be one of their most painful after erasing a 5-0 deficit to take a 6-5 lead over their rival, only to lose minutes later. How do the Giants respond? Probably not the best on the road. Look at the Dodgers to repeat with another win.