Since 2005, Los Angeles is 175-165 against the San Francisco Giants. Despite the winning record, the Dodgers have been a losing wager in that span (-3168 units based on a $100 wager). That has proven to be the case in the last three seasons with the Dodgers winning 26 of 47 games but -492 units lost. Check out the latest Dodgers vs Giants Series Odds, and any changes we expect.
- Game: Los Angeles Dodgers (68-33) at San Francisco Giants (51-51)
- Location: Oracle Park, San Francisco, California
- Television: SNLA, NBCSBA
Do the Giants Have a Chance?
Even though the Giants’ odds to win the World Series (55-1) are far below the Dodgers (+350), that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t look to get on the Giants and their plus price at home in at least the first two games of this 4-game series.
The MLB betting trends for this match-up may say Dodgers head-to-head but the Giants are 37-18 at home against a left-handed starter. At .500, it’s difficult to tell whether Gabe Kapler’s team will be buyers or sellers at the deadline.
That’s an interesting place to be when you’re in the locker room but a place where the team should be plenty motivated to show GM Scott Harris that this group should be kept together despite being four games out of a wild card spot. At the least, a split against Los Angeles should give Harris pause on the sellers’ button.
Public Betting Dodgers and Under
When writing a series preview involving the Dodgers, even on the road against the Giants; you know the public will be all over the “blue crew” especially if the number is in the -140 range.
Since 2005, when the Dodgers are a favorite of -110 to -150, they are just 60-62 (-1559 units). The Giants’ odds to win a World Series may not be in the same ballpark as the Dodgers but “statistically betting”, the Dodgers has been a losing path to take.
Taking it a step further, when the “boys in blue” are -110 to -150 road favorites, bettors are just 25-31, losing -1071 units. Over the last three seasons, Los Angeles is 5-5, -98 units.
To bettors, baseball isn’t just a game about finding winners or losers or finding the best MLB trends. To win over the long run, you must understand that this is about slowly building a bankroll.
No other sport will test your knowledge in addition to being able to manage a bankroll. That’s why it’s important to educate bettors when going into this series that getting a plus money win early in the series is all you should be trying to accomplish. The Dodgers have won more overall, but the line is the great equalizer.
Andrew Heaney vs Logan Webb, Game One
To conclude our Dodgers vs Giants series preview let’s take a look at the starting pitching matchup. Heaney (0-1, 0.47) has made three starts against the Giants in his career, losing two of his three decisions while racking up a 7.02 era. Today’s start is just his 5th for the Dodgers this season after battling to stay healthy with left shoulder pain.
MLB trends will tell you that Webb (9-4, 2.91) is on the right side in this one after remaining unbeaten in his last four starts, prior to Wednesday’s loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks while allowing just four runs in those prior starts. To attack this series properly we’re going to put 100 units on the Giants tonight, and then again tomorrow if game one loses – giving you a double shot to make a profit.Follow us on Twitter