The San Francisco Giants (76-77) are hanging on the a cliff by one arm while the Los Angeles Dodgers (94-58) are one swift kick away from sending their in-state rival into 2024. The Giants and Dodgers betting odds show Los Angeles as a -164 home favorite with Caleb Ferguson (7-3, 2.56) getting the start against Sean Manaea (6-6, 4,82) for San Francisco.
The first pitch is scheduled for 10:10 pm ET / 7:10 pm PT and can be seen on Apple TV. Let’s continue our dive into tonight’s MLB lines by breaking down tonight’s ‘Get-Out Game’ matchup.
Date & Time:
Location: Dodger Stadium
Streaming: Apple TV
San Francisco Hoping For A Miracle
It’s cruel to watch in some ways, as the Giants were bumbling around on defense last night, watching their playoff hopes dashed by their arch-rival, 7-2. The cruel part comes from having to watch the faces on the San Francisco bench, as the reality of their fate sets in. Yes, they mathematically have a chance but with the San Diego Padres sandwiched in between six more games with the Boys in Blue, the future is certain.
As we focus on tonight, it is possible that bettors could get Sean Manaea at his strongest point since coming back to starting staff. Manaea gave up three runs in 5.1 innings in a win against the Colorado Rockies last weekend. In his last two starts, the lefty has allowed 4 earned runs in 11 innings (3.27 era).
If we can get that kind of start tonight, perhaps the plus money is worth a shot again, even if it’s with Brandon Crawford. Let’s continue our Giants vs Dodgers betting odds preview by turning our attention to Los Angeles.
No Team Wants The Season Over More Than LA
Dave Roberts is in this position almost every season. With the Dodgers 3.5 games in back of the Atlanta Braves in the current MLB standings, with 11 to play, the top spot in the National League is still securely located in Cobb County with Atlanta. This leaves Roberts with the task of having his team peak at the right time while being conscience of even more injuries.
Tonight, the juggling act continues with what will be a bullpen game, with Caleb Ferguson getting the start with Ryan Yarbrough waiting to take over. The Dodgers are anything but settled from a pitching standpoint but the extra rest will likely help them get a playoff rotation in order.
We have never been a massive fan of betting teams that we know are going to trot 5-6 relievers into the contest, but is that written-in-pencil rule enough to back the Giants? We conclude our Giants vs Dodgers betting odds preview with the answer to that question.
With A Shaky Hand, We’ve Made Our Bet
We may look at tomorrow’s baseball scores and wonder why we had to get involved with San Francisco, but our goal is to hit a plus-money winner and the Giants will be dealing with a Dodgers bullpen game where there’s no guarantee that everyone will be on their game.
We love to bet dogs, especially after a game one loss, and that’s what we’re going to do tonight. There hasn’t been a ton of action on this match-up because oddsmakers weren’t sure who was getting the start for Los Angeles, but when Ferguson was confirmed, 99% of the moneyline cash flowed in with the Dodgers’ name on it.
We don’t anticipate much movement on the number considering it appears the public (54% of tickets written are on the Giants), will counter syndicate money. Take San Francisco and the plus money in game two. That wraps up our Giants vs Dodgers betting odds preview, we wish you all the best with your wagers.
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