Dodgers Vs Giants: MLB Betting Lines, Stats And Predictions – May 23, 2021

Written By PlayPicks Staff on May 23, 2021

The Los Angeles Dodgers (28-18) roll into Sunday’s matchup with the San Francisco Giants (28-18) looking to extend a six-game winning streak. The contest starts at 4:05 PM ET on NBCS-BA with the Dodgers listed as -130 favorites on the moneyline. Los Angeles’ Julio Urias and San Francisco’s Anthony DeSclafani have been named the starters for this contest.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of May 23, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to place a bet at DraftKings.

Dodgers vs Giants Betting Lines

Dodgers Betting Insights

  • The Dodgers have been favorites in 45 games this season and won 28 (62.2%) of those contests.
  • This season, Los Angeles has won 26 of its 41 games, or 63.4%, when favored by at least -130 on the moneyline.
  • The bookmakers’ moneyline implies a 54.5% chance of a victory for the Dodgers.
  • In their last 10 games with a total, the Dodgers and their opponents are 3-6-1 when it comes to hitting the over.

Dodgers Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 9-1
Runs Per Game 5.2
HR 11
ERA 1.60
K/9 10.6

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Giants Betting Insights

  • The Giants have won in 13, or 54.2%, of the 24 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year.
  • San Francisco has a win-loss record of 8-5 when favored by +112 or worse by oddsmakers this year.
  • The Giants have an implied victory probability of 45.5% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.
  • In their last 10 games with an over/under, the Giants and their opponents have combined to clear the total four times.

Giants Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 6-4
Runs Per Game 5.2
HR 16
ERA 2.46
K/9 8.8

Giants Probable Pitcher – Anthony DeSclafani

  • DeSclafani makes the start for the Giants, his 10th of the season. He is 4-1 with a 2.03 ERA and 48 strikeouts in 53 1/3 innings pitched.
  • The righty last pitched on Tuesday against the Reds, when he threw seven innings, allowing one earned run while giving up six hits.
  • This season, the 31-year-old ranks ninth in ERA (2.03), and 12th in WHIP (.920) among pitchers who qualify.
  • DeSclafani will look to extend a six-game streak of pitching five or more innings (he’s averaging 5.2 frames per appearance).
  • The Giants have been the underdog on the moneyline in six of DeSclafani’s starts this season, and they went 3-3 in those games.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of May 23, 2021 at 2:11 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Dodgers Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 27-17
Home 16-5
Road 11-12
vs LHP (Starters) 9-5
vs RHP (Starters) 18-12
Day Games 3-1
Night Games 24-16

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Dodgers Probable Pitcher – Julio Urías

  • The Dodgers will hand the ball to Urias (6-1) for his 10th start of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last appearance was on Wednesday, when he threw 6 2/3 innings against the Diamondbacks, giving up one earned run while allowing three hits.
  • Among qualified pitchers this campaign, the 24-year-old’s .830 WHIP ranks seventh, and his 60 strikeouts rank 17th.
  • Urías has started nine games this season, and he’s lasted five or more innings nine times. He averages 6.0 innings per appearance.
  • His team has a record of 7-2 this season when he starts and they are the favorite on the moneyline.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of May 23, 2021 at 2:11 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Giants Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 28-18
Home 14-6
Road 14-12
vs LHP (Starters) 9-5
vs RHP (Starters) 19-13
Day Games 2-2
Night Games 26-16

Dodgers Hitting Stats

  • The Dodgers average 1.2 home runs per game to rank 15th in MLB action with 53 total home runs .
  • The Dodgers have hit two or more round-trippers in 14 games this season, and are 11-3 in those contests.
  • Los Angeles has 11 home runs during the past 10 games.
  • The Dodgers have won six straight games entering this matchup. During that span the team is scoring 4.5 runs per game while giving up 1.7 runs per contest.
  • Max Muncy leads Los Angeles in home runs (nine) and runs batted in (24) this season while batting .291.
  • Justin Turner has collected 43 hits this season and has an OBP of .370. He’s slugging .459 on the year.

Giants Hitting Stats

  • The Giants’ 63 home runs rank fourth in Major League Baseball.
  • They have averaged 0.9 home runs per game in their 20 home contests this season.
  • Over the last 10 games, San Francisco has hit 16 home runs.
  • Buster Posey leads the Giants with a .355 batting average.
  • Brandon Crawford has put his power on display as he leads his team with 11 home runs and 29 RBI.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick: Giants (+112)

Over/Under Pick: Over (7.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm derived from offensive performance metrics and probable starting pitchers.

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