Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction 4/1/2024

The Los Angeles Dodgers are playing for the first time this season while the San Francisco Giants are coming off a loss. The Dodgers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Giants are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Cardinals. First pitch is set for 10:10 ET.

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The Dodgers Took The Last Game Of This Series

The Giants are coming off a 13-4 loss to the Padres in their last game. San Francisco was the road underdog at +133 and had a rough start, giving up five runs in the first inning.

Daulton Jefferies got the start for the Giants and was hit hard, giving up five earned runs in two innings. Thairo Estrada hit a home run and drove in two runs, while LaMonte Wade Jr. and Patrick Bailey each had two hits.

Keaton Winn Gets The Start For The Giants

Getting the start for the Giants today is Keaton Winn, who made five starts and nine appearances last season. His record for the year was 1-3, and his ERA finished at 4.68. Winn had two quality starts on the year and averaged 7.44 strikeouts per nine innings. His WHIP for the season was 1.04, and he allowed a total of six home runs.

Giants Offense Breakdown

For the Giants, we like Wilmer Flores to have a big game offensively. He has the 2nd highest total hits projection on the team and the 15th highest in the league today. Flores also has the highest home run projection on the Giants and the 6th highest in the league. Jorge Soler has the 3rd highest total hits projection on the team and the 2nd best home run projection for the Giants and 10th in the league today. Jung Hoo Lee has the highest total hits projection on the team and the 13th best in the league today.

The Dodgers Took The Last Game Of This Series

The Dodgers won the series opener against the Cardinals, 5-4. Los Angeles was favored at -171, and the game was played at Dodger Stadium. St. Louis took a 2-0 lead in the top of the sixth, but the Dodgers responded with three runs in the bottom half. Nabil Crismatt got the win, and Daniel Hudson picked up the save. John King took the loss for the Cardinals.

Gavin Stone started for the Dodgers, going five innings and giving up three earned runs. Steven Matz started for the Cardinals, going 5 1/3 and giving up two earned runs. Teoscar Hernández and Max Muncy each homered for the Dodgers, while Victor Scott II, Brendan Donovan, and Paul Goldschmidt each had two RBIs for the Cardinals.

James Paxton Gets The Start For The Dodgers

James Paxton is coming off a season in which he made 19 starts and finished with a record of 7-5. His ERA for the year was 4.50, and his WHIP was 1.31. Paxton’s batting average allowed was .247, and his on-base percentage allowed was .306. He finished the season with eight quality starts and gave up a total of 18 home runs. Paxton’s strikeout-to-walk ratio for the season was 3.1, and he averaged 1.7 walks per game.

Dodgers Offense Breakdown

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When looking at the Dodgers’ top hitters for today, Shohei Ohtani is not only projected to have the most hits on the team, but he also has the best odds to hit a home run. His home run projection is 8th best in the league today. Max Muncy is 2nd in terms of home run projections for the Dodgers, and his odds are 15th in the league. Freddie Freeman is 4th on the team in terms of home run projections, and his odds are 17th in the league.


Giants vs Dodgers Prediction


Our prediction for today’s Giants vs. Dodgers matchup is to take the Giants on the money line, with the payout sitting at +181. We actually have the Giants coming out on top by a score of 6-5, giving you a few different ways to play this one.

If you are looking for a prediction on the over/under line, we would take the over, as we have this one finishing with a combined 11 runs, giving you a bit of wiggle room with the line sitting at 8.5.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we actually have James Paxton finishing with the eighth most strikeouts among today’s starters, but we still have him finishing with a loss and allowing the second most earned runs.

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