Dodgers Vs Giants: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – August 4, 2022

Written By Staff on August 4, 2022

The San Francisco Giants (51-53) will look to break a three-game losing streak when they host the Los Angeles Dodgers (71-33) on Thursday at 3:45 PM ET. Los Angeles’ (-222 to win) Clayton Kershaw and San Francisco’s (+182) Jakob Junis will start this matchup.

The betting trends in what follows use the latest odds as of August 4, 2022 at 3:34 PM ET.

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Dodgers vs Giants Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Kershaw (LAD) Pitcher Junis (SF)
7 – 3 W/L 4 – 2
81.1 IP 58.1
2.66 ERA 2.78
0.984 WHIP 1.046
9.3 K/9 7.4
1.5 BB/9 1.9

Dodgers Probable Starter Clayton Kershaw

  • The Dodgers will send Kershaw (7-3) out to make his 15th start of the season. He is 7-3 with a 2.66 ERA and 84 strikeouts through 81 1/3 innings pitched.
  • The left-hander’s most recent time out was on Sunday against the Colorado Rockies, when he went 5 2/3 innings, surrendering three earned runs while allowing eight hits.
  • The 34-year-old has a 2.66 ERA and 9.3 strikeouts per nine innings across 14 games this season, while allowing a batting average of .216 to opposing hitters.
  • Kershaw is looking to collect his eighth quality start of the season in this game.
  • He meets a Giants offense that ranks eighth in the league with 478 runs while batting .234 as a unit. It has a collective .392 slugging percentage (14th in MLB action) and has hit a total of 120 home runs (10th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 4, 2022 at 3:34 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Giants Stats vs Kershaw

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Brandon Belt 63 .063 4 0 0 .132 .211
Wilmer Flores 31 .226 7 1 3 .250 .637
Austin Slater 20 .300 6 3 3 .300 1.050
Tommy La Stella 9 .111 1 0 0 .111 .222
Mike Yastrzemski 7 .429 3 1 2 .429 1.429
J.D. Davis 6 .333 2 2 3 .333 1.666
Joey Bart 4 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Austin Wynns 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .500
Luis González 3 .333 1 0 1 .500 .833
David Villar 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Giants Probable Starter Jakob Junis

  • Junis (4-2) will take to the mound for the Giants and make his 10th start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Sunday, when he allowed five hits in 4 2/3 scoreless innings against the Chicago Cubs.
  • The 29-year-old has pitched in 12 games this season with an ERA of 2.78 and 7.4 strikeouts per nine innings, with an opponent batting average of .224.
  • In nine starts this season, he’s earned a quality start in two of them.
  • The Dodgers have scored 546 runs this season, which ranks second in MLB. They are batting .258 for the campaign with 133 home runs, fifth in the league.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 4, 2022 at 3:34 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Dodgers Stats vs Junis

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Mookie Betts 7 .000 0 0 0 .222 .222
Trea Turner 6 .333 2 0 0 .333 .833
Freddie Freeman 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Will Smith 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Gavin Lux 2 .500 1 1 1 .500 2.500
Cody Bellinger 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Trayce Thompson 2 .500 1 1 1 .500 2.500
Max Muncy 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500

Dodgers Betting Trends

  • The Dodgers are 70-32 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 68.6% of those games).
  • When playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -222 or shorter, Los Angeles has gone 24-10 (70.6%).
  • The implied moneyline probablility for this matchup gives the Dodgers a 68.9% chance to win.
  • Los Angeles has played in 104 games with over/under set, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 41 times (41-56-7).
  • The Dodgers have covered 60.6% of their games this season, going 63-41-0 against the spread.
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Giants Betting Trends

  • The Giants have been underdogs in 31 games this season and won nine (29%) of those contests.
  • San Francisco has played as an underdog of +182 or more once this season and lost that game.
  • The bookmakers’ moneyline implies a 35.5% chance of a victory for the Giants.
  • San Francisco and its opponents have hit the over in 52 of their 105 games with a total this season.
  • The Giants are 49-56-0 ATS in their 105 games with a spread this season.

Dodgers Players to Watch

  • Freddie Freeman has 132 hits with a .400 on-base percentage and a .533 slugging percentage, all club-highs for the Dodgers. He is batting .324 with 36 doubles, two triples, 15 home runs and 51 walks.
  • Among qualified hitters, Freeman ranks third in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks fourth and he is 10th in slugging.
  • Trea Turner has 27 doubles, two triples, 17 home runs and 28 walks while hitting .306.
  • Among the qualifying hitters, Turner ranks ninth in batting average, 46th in on-base percentage, and 18th in slugging.
  • Mookie Betts is hitting .269 with 20 doubles, a triple, 24 home runs and 37 walks.
  • Will Smith is batting .262 with 18 doubles, a triple, 15 home runs and 40 walks.
  • Smith enters this game on a six-game hitting streak. During his last 10 outings he is batting .244 with five doubles, a home run, two walks and eight RBI.

Dodgers Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Trea Turner 422 .306 62 17 76 .347 .847
Freddie Freeman 407 .324 72 15 68 .400 .933
Mookie Betts 360 .269 73 24 56 .342 .873
Cody Bellinger 350 .206 51 13 41 .264 .647
Will Smith 324 .262 41 15 55 .352 .815
Gavin Lux 305 .292 52 4 32 .369 .789
Max Muncy 281 .164 42 10 34 .311 .624
Joey Gallo 233 .159 32 12 24 .282 .621
Austin Barnes 113 .177 20 4 15 .304 .623
Trayce Thompson 105 .248 15 4 19 .347 .785

Giants Players to Watch

  • Wilmer Flores leads San Francisco with 86 hits and an OBP of .333, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .453.
  • Among all qualifying batters, Flores ranks 79th in batting average, his on-base percentage is 69th, and he is 52nd in slugging percentage.
  • Mike Yastrzemski is slugging .388 while driving in 38 runs and batting .224 this season.
  • Among all qualified hittersplayers, Yastrzemski ranks 130th in batting average, 93rd in on-base percentage and 110th in slugging percentage.
  • Luis Gonzalez has 64 hits this season and has a slash line of .287/.356/.417.
  • Austin Slater has been key for San Francisco with 53 hits, an OBP of .370 plus a slugging percentage of .411.

Giants Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Wilmer Flores 340 .253 55 16 56 .333 .786
Mike Yastrzemski 299 .224 44 9 38 .320 .708
Luis González 223 .287 25 4 30 .356 .773
Brandon Belt 210 .238 23 8 21 .348 .743
Austin Slater 197 .269 36 5 24 .370 .781
J.D. Davis 185 .238 26 4 21 .322 .679
Joey Bart 156 .205 21 8 16 .299 .677
Tommy La Stella 131 .244 14 2 11 .281 .663
LaMonte Wade Jr 87 .172 8 3 14 .298 .620
Robert Austin Wynns 76 .211 6 1 10 .274 .563

Dodgers vs Giants Player Props

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