Giants vs Dodgers Odds, Lines, and Spread
The Los Angeles Dodgers have had their way with the San Francisco Giants of late, which is why they serve as moneyline favorites in Sunday's matchup between the NL West foes. Photo via @lapunjabirado (Twitter).
- The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants wrap up the weekend with their third and final game of the series
- The Dodgers have won six of their past seven against the Giants, allowing only nine runs in those games
- Find the odds, advice and a pick for the game in the article below
NL West rivals will wrap up a four game series on Sunday night, with the Los Angeles Dodgers hosting the San Francisco Giants at 10:08pm ET. Los Angeles has dominated the matchup of late — both in win/loss totals and run differential.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants Odds
|Team||Moneyline||Runline||Over/Under Run Total|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||-340||-1.5 (-178)||Over 9 (-122)|
|San Francisco Giants||+280||+1.5 (+150)||Under 9 (+100)|
Odds taken July 26.
Given the Dodgers’ dominance of the Giants so far this year, as was the case most of last year, it’s no surprise they’re such heavy moneyline favorites on the latest Dodgers vs Giants odds. Yes, the Giants took a 5-4 decision on Saturday, but that’s their first victory in seven matchups.
☑️ @MLB debut
☑️ 1st W of 2020
☑️ retiring 5 consecutive All-Stars
— SFGiants (@SFGiants) July 26, 2020
Missing Faces For The Giants
Part of the Giants’ dragging offense so far can be attributed to the injury-related absences of Evan Longoria (oblique) and Brandon Belt (heel). Both players finished in the top four on the team in home runs and RBIs last season.
San Francisco catcher Buster Posey, an All-Star in six of the past eight seasons, is also out of the lineup after opting out of the 2020 season.
Longoria and Belt, on the other hand, are both expected back by Thursday.
Gabe Kapler said he's anticipating that Evan Longoria and Brandon Belt will be ready for the upcoming series against the Padres.
— Maria I. Guardado (@mi_guardado) July 25, 2020
Giants Career Stats vs Julio Urias
Frustration In Gamesmanship
On Saturday afternoon, only an hour and a half before their game, the Giants publicly released their lineup for that day’s game. That is much, much later than usual.
It took until midday Sunday for them to reveal their Sunday starter (Drew Smyly), which again, is much later than typical.
The competitive advantage of withholding this information appears to be marginal, though it might be poking the bear a little bit.
David Roberts said the Giants are engaging in “gamesmanship” with late announcements of starting pitchers and lineups, but “to each his own.”
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) July 25, 2020
Perhaps the Giants are trying to do something to disrupt the Dodgers’ preparation. But with the amount of talent up and down the Dodgers’ lineup, I can’t imagine that will do very much.
Dodgers Career Stats vs Drew Smyly
Dodgers’ Depth On Display
It’s funny that the Dodgers added former MVP Mookie Betts in the offseason, and yet so far he has arguably been their worst offensive player.
Don’t fret, if you’re on the Mookie/LA hype train. There is loads of time for him to turn things around. But the fact that it hasn’t affected the Dodgers so far is a testament to the number of players they have who can make an impact.
Kiké Hernández came through with 5 RBIs for LA 🔥
— ESPN (@espn) July 24, 2020
Los Angeles has eight players with a .400-plus on-base percentage so far — and none of those players are Betts or reigning NL MVP Cody Bellinger!
From Max Muncy to Justin Turner to Corey Seager, there are plenty of bats with pop that are making the Giants pay.
No ocean over there either, still counts. pic.twitter.com/Bvpk1gqtX8
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 25, 2020
That’s why, even with a little “gamesmanship,” there are just too many ways the Dodgers’ lineup can beat the Giants.
Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers, -340
Jordan Horrobin is a sports journalist whose MLB, NHL, NFL and NCAA work has appeared in outlets such as The Athletic, MLB.com, the Detroit Free Press and more. He is currently based in Toronto, also working as a contributor for Forbes.com and a freelance editor for Sportsnet.
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