Dodgers vs Giants Prediction, Pick and Preview, September 3: MLB

Dodgers vs Giants Prediction, Pick and Preview, September 3: MLB

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Time 9:45 p.m. EST
Dodgers money line -222
Dodgers run line -1.5 (+132)
Giants money line +104
Giants run line +1.5 (-150)
Over / under 8.5 (-110)


Key stats
  Dodgers Giants
Record 85-49 85-49
Road / home record 39-26 43-22
Last 10 record 7-3 5-5
Streak W3 W1
Over / under record 57-69-8 59-70-5
Runs / game 5.07 4.75
Runs allowed / game 3.49 3.71



It's a top-of-the-table clash as the Dodgers head to Oracle Park for another NL West showdown with the Giants.  LAD clawed its way back to the top of the West by sweeping the Braves 3-0 in their last series and are now in control of the division heading into the business end of the season.  The Giants slipped up losing 3-1 to the Brewers and now sit in 2nd spot albeit with a similar record to the Dodgers.  There's still everything to play for in the next three nights as the California competitors have their sights set on a division title and automatic playoff berth.  The last time San Francisco hosted the LAD back in late July they took the series 2-1 as the teams swapped shutouts in games two and three.  They also beat the Dodgers 3-1 in Dodger Stadium in the matchup before that.

Pitching matchup


David Price (4-2, 3.88 ERA) David Price is first to the mound for LAD for his 33rd appearance of the season and 12th start. Price's first season as a Dodger sees him with a 3.88 ERA across 67.1 innings.  The veteran pitcher who opted out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 gave up 69 hits for 29 ERs in 2021.  He's played the Giants three times this season throwing for 8.0 total innings with eight strikeouts and three walks with three ERs off five hits.


Anthony DeSclafani (11-6, 3.38 ERA) Anthony DeScalfani is slated to start for the Giants tonight.  His 2021 ERA of 3.38 almost mirrors his career-best 3.28 ERA back in 2016.  DeSclafani pitched 21 innings in five games against the Dodgers this season having 22 ERs off 31 hits, six home runs and racking up 22 strikeouts with 12 walks.


The Dodgers have the momentum coming into tonight's series opener after sweeping a division leader last time around.  Their 5.07 runs per game are 3rd in 2021 only to Tampa Bay and Houston, respectively and they're averaging 5.38 runs per game on the road bettered only by Tampa Bay.  The Giants batting is averaging 4.75 runs per game this season, but recent form shows they're averaging just 3.00 in their last 3 outings.  

PICK: Dodgers money line (-222)

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