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San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers Picks & Betting Tips - Dodgers Poised To Take Game 3

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San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers Picks & Betting Tips

Los Angeles can win Game 3 of the NLDS and go up 2-1 in the series.

This game continues a series that features two of the best teams in all of baseball. Both teams rank in the top 5 of the league in hitting and pitching. 

Dodgers starting pitcher Max Scherzer has been one of the top pitchers in the majors this year. 

  • Los Angeles is 5-1 in their last 6 playoff home games
  • The Dodgers are 4-1 in their last 5 playoff games as a favorite
  • The Dodgers are 8-2 in their last 10 Divisional Playoff home games
  • Los Angeles has won all 12 games that Scherzer has started for them

Head To Head

The Dodgers and Giants have split their last four games, but San Francisco has won 6 of the 10 contests at Dodger Stadium and leads the season series 11-10. 

The Dodgers have outscored the Giants 9-6 during the postseason and 89-86 overall this year.

San Francisco is averaging 3.0 runs with a slash line of .213/.246/.393 this postseason series, while Los Angeles is averaging 4.5 runs with a slash line of .229/.270/.357 this postseason series.

San Francisco Giants Form

San Francisco has alternated wins in its last four games although the Giants are 12-4 in their last 16 games.

The Giants are 1-1 in the postseason defeating the Giants 4-0 in Game 1 of the NLDS.

San Francisco is 53-28 on the road and 80-35 vs. RHPs.

Left-hander Alex Wood (10-4, 3.83 ERA, 1.18 WHIP)  has been very good the last six games as he has allowed two or fewer runs in each of those starts.

Wood is 1-2 with a 3.55 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP in 20 postseason appearance (2 starts).

Wood is 0-2 in three starts against the Dodgers this year, allowing 9 runs and 20 hits while walking 3 batters and striking out 22 in 17 innings.

CF Kris Bryant, who has hit safely in 3 of 4 games, is 3-for-7 with 1 HR this postseason. 

SS Brandon Crawford has hit safely in four straight games and is 3-for-8 with 1 HR along with 2 RBI this postseason.

C Buster Posey, who is on a three-game hitting streak, is 4-for-8 with 1 HR and 1 double along with 2 RBI this postseason. 

Los Angeles Dodgers Form

Los Angeles have won 9 of 10 games and is 20-4 in its last 24 contests.

The Dodgers are 2-1 this postseason, defeating the Cardinals 3-1 in the NL Wild Card game before falling to the Giants 4-0 in Game 1 of the NLDS.

Los Angeles is 58-23 at home and 33-14 vs. LHPs.

Right-hander Max Scherzer kind of righted the ship in his last outing, allowing three hits and one run over 4.1 innings while walking 3 and striking out 4 in a 3-1 victory over St. Louis (NL Wild Card) on Sept.6.

Scherzer, who threw 0.1 innings in one game against the Giants, is 7-5 with a 3.33 ERA and 1.14 WHIP in 23 career postseason games (19 starts).

 The Dodgers’ offense has scored 12 runs and collected 23 hits, including 9 for extra bases (6 doubles, 3 home runs) to go along with 8 walks and 27 strikeouts in three postseason games.

The Dodgers’ pitching staff has allowed 7 runs and 18 hits, including 3 home runs, while walking 7 batters and recording 26 strikeouts in three postseason contests. 

LF AJ Pollock, who is 2-for-9 with 2 RBI this postseason, has 10 hits with 5 being for extra bases (2 HRs) in 25 career at- bats against Wood.

CF Chris Taylor, who is on a three-game hitting streak, is 3-for-6 with 4 runs this postseason. He has 4 hits with 2 home runs in 12 career at-bats against Wood. 

RF Mookie Betts has hit safely in three straight games as he is 5-for-12 this postseason. He has compiled a slash line of .500/.625/1.000 against Woods.


Los Angeles is in excellent form and the Dodgers are giving the ball to one of the best pitchers in baseball this year in Scherzer, who has been terrific since coming over from Washington. 

Scherzer, who has pitched extremely well at Dodger Stadium, has had a lot of success against the current members of the Giants. Plus, several Dodgers hitters have had a lot of success against Alex Wood.

Best Bet: Los Angeles Moneyline @-208.33 at bet365 Sport NJ - 4 Units


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