In the third of four games at Dodger Stadium, the San Francisco Giants will look to break up their skid in Los Angeles. The Giants are coming off a 9-6 and 5-1 loss to the Dodgers. First, they overcame a 5-0 deficit to take a 6-5 lead, only to lose disappointingly by a score of 9-6 off a Mookie Betts 3-run long ball.
GRAND SLAM CODY BELLINGER‼️
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 23, 2022
The Giants kept the game close last night, but had another frustrating loss. Cody Bellinger emptied the loaded bases with a grand slam to take a 5-1 lead in the 8th. Starter Logan Webb did what he could to get the Giants a win.
That was the only earned run of the game from the Giants. The grand slam came after an error, the Giants committing two in the game, allowing the Dodgers to take the 5-1 lead. The Dodgers are at 62-30 and own a healthy 10.5-game lead over the San Diego Padres.
The Dodgers have had more heart attack 9th inning games this season than their fans would have liked. They’re obviously winning, though, so 62 wins aren’t anything to feel gloomy about going into August.
The Giants had something going before the All-Star break. They were winners in five of six games, including a sweep over the Milwaukee Brewers. The Dodgers are showing that they’re not the inconsistent Brewers, though.
San Francisco enters at 48-45 and have a 14.5-game deficit behind the Dodgers. Defending their NL West title successfully looks near impossible now. Alex Wood is scheduled for the start against Julio Urias at Dodger Stadium.
Head below for our free Giants vs. Dodgers prediction on July 23, 2022.
San Francisco Giants vs. LA Dodgers Live Betting Odds:
|San Francisco Giants||+1.5 (-140)||+144||8 (-115)|
|LA Dodgers||-1.5 (+120)||-175||8 (-105)|
|Team Data||San Francisco Giants||LA Dodgers|
|Batting Average Away/Home||.232||.248|
|Runs Per 9||4.84||5.22|
|Team ERA Away/Home||4.18||3.13|
Giants vs. Dodgers Prediction:
This is a lefty on lefty matchup, with Alex Wood and Julio Urias up on the docket. Wood has been inconsistent, but generally reliable on the mound.
Wood has been in his best form recently, as the former Dodger carries an ERA of 0.54 and a 0.72 WHIP in his previous three starts. That doesn’t include work against the Dodgers.
Wood had to get out of the game or his numbers likely would have been far worse. Wood hasn’t done well against the Dodgers in his career.
He’s pitching well recently, but I could see his first start after the All-Star break not going so well. Wood hasn’t been as strong on the road, with a 4.41 ERA and 1.16 WHIP in 49 innings.
San Francisco Giants vs. LA Dodgers Betting Trends:
- Record (Last 10): 6-4
- 3-8 overall in their previous 11 games on the road
- 1-5 overall in their previous six games versus a left-handed starter
- 5-13 overall in their previous 18 games versus a starter with a WHIP below 1.15
- 0-5 overall in their previous five games at Dodger Stadium
- UNDER is 3-1-1 in their previous five games versus the Dodgers
- Record (Last 10): 9-1
- 8-0 overall in their previous eight games at Dodger Stadium
- 5-0 overall in their previous five games versus the Giants at home
- 51-15 overall in their previous 66 games at home
- 43-17 overall in their previous 60 games after a win
- UNDER is 4-1-1 in their previous five games on a Saturday
Julio Urias gets the call with an ERA of 2.89 and a 1.02 WHIP this season. He’s been in the saddle for 18 starts this season, so a nice stretch of success for Urias.
Urias is coming off a stellar outing against the Angels, with 5 hits and 1 earned run allowed in a 7-1 win. Two starts earlier, he gave up 5 hits and 1 earned run to the Rockies in a 5-3 win.
Urias has had success against the Giants in past starts. They are hitting .148 with just a .186 OBP in 148 at-bats. He should be fine in this one, with the offense likely helping him out enough.
The Dodgers catching +120 on the runline to win by at least 2 runs looks like pretty attractive value in my book. They should have this in a 6-3 or 5-3 game at Dodger Stadium.