Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants: Best Odds and Preview for September 5, 2021


By BestOdds Analyst | September 5, 2021, 12:49 am

Buster Posey will look for his 100th hit of the season (he has 97) when his San Francisco Giants (86-50) take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (86-50) on Sunday at 7:08 PM ET. The Giants are underdogs (+130) to the Dodgers (-150).

San Francisco has not named a starting pitcher while Los Angeles is expected to start Walker Buehler.

Best Odds for Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances to win the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the MLB matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants.

Dodgers Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Dodgers have been chosen as favorites in 133 games this year and have walked away with the win 86 times (64.7%) in those games.
  • Los Angeles’ games have gone over the total in 55 of their 136 opportunities.
  • The Dodgers have scored 682 runs this season, which ranks sixth in MLB.
  • In 10 games as the favorite over the last 10 matchups, Los Angeles has a record of 7-3.
  • The Dodgers and their opponents have hit the under or pushed in each of their last 10 games that had a posted total.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • Buehler gets the start for the Dodgers, his 28th of the season. He is 13-2 with a 2.05 ERA and 183 strikeouts in 176 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent appearance — in relief on Saturday — the right-hander threw 2/3 innings against the Giants while surrendering hits.
  • Buehler’s team has compiled a 19-8 record over his 27 starts.
  • Buehler has started 27 contests with a total set by oddsmakers this season. The teams have combined to go over the run total in 12 of them.

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Max Muncy 117 .256 .379 .539 30 78 104
Trea Turner 122 .321 .367 .515 21 58 157
Will Smith 109 .264 .368 .506 22 65 93
Mookie Betts 95 .263 .367 .504 19 46 96
A.J. Pollock 106 .297 .346 .508 16 58 105
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Giants Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Giants have won 53.4% of the games this season they were the moneyline underdog (31-27).
  • San Francisco has played in 136 games with set over/under, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 59 times (59-72-5).
  • The Giants have the No. 9 offense in baseball scoring 4.7 runs per game (640 total runs).
  • San Francisco went 2-5 over the seven games it was the underdog on the moneyline in its last 10 matchups.
  • In their last 10 matchups, the Giants and their opponents combined to hit the over two times.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Darin Ruf 103 .273 .392 .523 14 36 60
Buster Posey 91 .304 .388 .502 16 43 97
Evan Longoria 57 .287 .371 .517 10 31 51
Brandon Belt 79 .240 .342 .528 20 41 61
Kris Bryant 93 .267 .357 .503 18 51 87

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