Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants: NLDS Game 1 Best Odds and Preview for October 8, 2021


By BestOdds Analyst | October 7, 2021, 10:46 am

The Los Angeles Dodgers (106-56) visit the San Francisco Giants (107-55) in the first game of the NLDS on Friday 9:37 PM ET at Oracle Park.

Walker Buehler starts for Los Angeles, and Logan Webb is San Francisco’s choice to start.

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 won in 106, or 66.7%, of the 159 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year.
  • Los Angeles’ games have gone over the total in 69 of their 162 opportunities.
  • The Dodgers have scored 830 runs this season, which ranks fourth in MLB.
  • In 10 games as the favorite over the last 10 matchups, Los Angeles has a record of 9-1.
  • When it comes to the over/under, the Dodgers and their opponents are 7-3 in their previous 10 games.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • Buehler (16-4 with a 2.47 ERA and 212 strikeouts in 207 2/3 innings pitched) gets the start for the Dodgers, his 34th of the season.
  • The righty’s most recent time out came on Sunday against the Brewers, when he threw five innings, surrendering one earned run while giving up three hits.
  • Buehler’s team is 22-11 in his 33 starts.
  • Buehler has had 33 starts with a set total this season, and the teams combined hit the over in 16 of those outings.

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Corey Seager 95 .306 .394 .521 16 57 108
Trea Turner 148 .328 .375 .536 28 77 195
A.J. Pollock 116 .297 .355 .536 21 69 114
Will Smith 129 .258 .365 .495 25 76 107
Mookie Betts 121 .262 .365 .485 23 58 122
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Giants Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Giants have won 35 of the 63 games they were the moneyline underdog this season (55.6%).
  • San Francisco has had an over/under set by oddsmakers 162 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 74 of those games (74-83-5).
  • The Giants score the sixth-most runs in baseball (804 total, five per game).
  • San Francisco has not been the underdog on the moneyline in the last 10 games.
  • Over their last 10 outings, the Giants and their opponents combined to hit the over on the total four times.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • Webb gets the start for the Giants, his 27th of the season. He is 11-3 with a 2.97 ERA and 158 strikeouts through 148 1/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent time out on Sunday, the right-hander went seven innings against the Padres, allowing four earned runs while surrendering six hits.
  • Webb’s team is 21-5 in his 26 starts.
  • Webb has started 26 contests with a total set by oddsmakers this season. The teams have combined to go over the run total in 11 of them.

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Darin Ruf 117 .271 .385 .519 16 43 71
Brandon Crawford 136 .298 .373 .522 24 90 144
Buster Posey 113 .304 .390 .499 18 56 120
Kris Bryant 93 .267 .358 .503 18 51 87
Evan Longoria 80 .261 .351 .482 13 46 66

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