Dodgers vs. Giants Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Wednesday, April 12, 2023

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Dodgers vs. Giants Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, April 12, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Los Angeles Dodgers (6-6) and the San Francisco Giants (5-6) meet in the rubber match of a three-game series on Wednesday at 9:45 PM ET. The Dodgers are -159 favorites on the moneyline to win the series over the Giants (+137).

Los Angeles’ Clayton Kershaw and San Francisco’s Alex Cobb have been named the starters for this contest.

Dodgers vs. Giants Odds

  • Dodgers odds to win: -159
  • Giants odds to win: +137
  • Spread: Dodgers -1.5
  • Total: 7.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2023
  • Time: 9:45 PM ET

Who Will Win Dodgers vs. Giants?

Dodgers and Giants Betting Trends

The Dodgers have put together a 6-6 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 50% of those games).

Los Angeles has gone 5-3 (winning 62.5% of its games) when playing as moneyline favorites of -159 or shorter.

This season, the Giants have won four out of the eight games in which they’ve been the underdog.

San Francisco has played as an underdog of +137 or more once this season and lost that game.

The Dodgers have played in 12 games with a set over/under, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total six times (6-5-1).

So far this season, the Giants and their opponents have hit the over in six of their 11 games with a total.

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Dodgers Stats & Insights

The Dodgers are the second-highest scoring team in the majors, averaging 5.8 runs per game (69 total).

Los Angeles averages 1.8 home runs per game to rank second in MLB play with 21 total home runs.

The Dodgers have the 20th-ranked batting average in the league (.238).

Los Angeles’ 9.3 strikeouts per game rank 24th in baseball.

The Dodgers pitching staff ranks 20th in the majors with a collective 8.4 strikeouts per nine innings.

Los Angeles has a 4.33 team ERA that ranks 15th among all MLB pitching staffs.

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Giants Stats & Insights

The Giants have scored the 19th-most runs in the league this season with 53 (4.8 per game).

San Francisco ranks third in Major League Baseball with 20 home runs.

The Giants rank 16th in MLB with a .247 team batting average.

San Francisco ranks last in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 11.1 whiffs per contest.

The Giants have a 9.6 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, sixth-best in baseball.

San Francisco has pitched to a 4.22 ERA this season, which ranks 13th in baseball.

Dodgers Key Players to Watch

Kershaw (1-1) pitches for the Dodgers to make his third start of the season.

Will Smith leads Los Angeles in home runs with three and runs batted in with 11.

James Outman’s three home runs are most among Los Angeles batters. He’s driven in nine runs this season while slugging .727.

Freddie Freeman’s batting average of .375 leads all Los Angeles hitters this season.

Mookie Betts has 12 hits and an OBP of .426 to go with a slugging percentage of .512 this season.

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Giants Key Players to Watch

The Giants’ Cobb will make his third start of the season.

Mike Yastrzemski has four doubles, two home runs and two walks while hitting .268.

David Villar has hit three home runs to lead his team.

Michael Conforto has launched a team-best three home runs.

Joc Pederson’s nine runs batted in pace his team.

Dodgers and Giants Injuries

Dodgers: Ryan Pepiot: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Jimmy Nelson: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Tony Gonsolin: 15 Day IL (Ankle), Daniel Hudson: 15 Day IL (Knee), Álex Reyes: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Walker Buehler: 60 Day IL (Elbow), J.P. Feyereisen: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Blake Treinen: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Gavin Lux: 60 Day IL (Knee)

Giants: Austin Slater: 10 Day IL (Elbow), Mitch Haniger: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Roberto Pérez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Luke Jackson: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Luis González: 60 Day IL (Back), Thomas Szapucki: 60 Day IL (Left arm)

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Dodgers vs. Giants Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Dodgers 5, Giants 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 7.5 runs
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