Dodgers Vs Giants: NLDS Game 1 Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – October 8, 2021

Written By Staff on October 8, 2021

The NLDS begins with a showdown between the Los Angeles Dodgers (106-56) and the San Francisco Giants (107-55) at Oracle Park on Friday, starting at 9:37 PM ET. Los Angeles (-115 to win) has Walker Buehler set to start, and San Francisco (-105) will send out Logan Webb.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of October 8, 2021, 9:00 PM ET. See the table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Dodgers vs Giants Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Buehler (LAD) Pitcher Webb (SF)
16 – 4 W/L 11 – 3
207.2 IP 148.1
2.47 ERA 2.97
0.960 WHIP 1.100
9.2 K/9 9.6
2.2 BB/9 2.2

Dodgers Probable Starter Walker Buehler

  • Buehler (16-4) gets the starting nod for the Dodgers in his 34th start of the season. He has a 2.47 ERA in 207 2/3 innings pitched, with 212 strikeouts.
  • His last time out came on Sunday against the Brewers, when the right-hander tossed five innings, surrendering one earned run while allowing three hits.
  • He will face off against a Giants offense that ranks sixth in the league with 1361 total hits (on a .249 batting average). The squad also slugs a collective .440 (fourth in the league) with 241 total home runs (second in MLB play).
  • The Dodgers have been the moneyline favorite in 33 of Buehler’s starts this season, and they went 22-11 in those matchups.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of October 8, 2021 at 9:08 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Giants Stats vs Buehler

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Brandon Crawford 23 .174 4 0 2 .200 .504
Alex Dickerson 21 .143 3 0 1 .182 .325
Mike Yastrzemski 20 .300 6 0 3 .348 .798
Steven Duggar 18 .278 5 1 4 .316 .927
Buster Posey 15 .200 3 0 1 .294 .627
Evan Longoria 14 .357 5 0 0 .357 .714
Kris Bryant 13 .154 2 0 0 .214 .445
LaMonte Wade Jr. 11 .182 2 0 0 .308 .672
Wilmer Flores 10 .100 1 0 0 .250 .350
Darin Ruf 8 .375 3 0 1 .375 .750

Giants Probable Starter Logan Webb

  • The Giants will send Webb (11-3) to the mound for his 27th start this season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Sunday, when he tossed seven innings while giving up four earned runs on six hits in a matchup with the Padres.
  • The Dodgers are batting .244 this season, 11th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .429 (seventh in the league) with 237 home runs.
  • His team has won 66.7% of his starts when they are underdogs on the moneyline (6-3).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of October 8, 2021 at 9:08 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Dodgers Stats vs Webb

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Cody Bellinger 13 .231 3 0 1 .231 .539
Chris Taylor 13 .308 4 1 1 .308 .846
Corey Seager 8 .125 1 0 0 .125 .250
Justin Turner 7 .429 3 0 2 .556 1.413
Matt Beaty 6 .000 0 0 0 .143 .143
AJ Pollock 6 .167 1 0 1 .286 .619
Will Smith 5 .000 0 0 0 .167 .167
Mookie Betts 5 .000 0 0 0 .167 .167
Gavin Lux 4 .250 1 0 0 .400 .900
Albert Pujols 4 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Dodgers Betting Trends

  • The Dodgers average 5.2 runs per road game while scoring five per contest at home.
  • The Dodgers are the fourth-highest scoring team in MLB play averaging 5.1 runs per game (830 total).
  • The Dodgers have won 66.7% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (106-53).
  • In games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -115 or shorter, Los Angeles has a record of 106-53 (66.7%).
  • Los Angeles has had an over/under set by bookmakers 162 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 69 of those games (69-82-11).
  • Los Angeles played as the moneyline favorite in each of its last 10 games, and finished 9-1 in those matchups.
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Giants Betting Trends

  • The Giants are among the highest scoring teams in the league, ranking sixth with 804 total runs this season.
  • In home games this season, they have scored a total of 381 runs (4.7 per game) while plating 423 total away from Oracle Park, an average of 5.2 per contest.
  • The Giants have won 34, or 56.7%, of the 60 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • This season, San Francisco has won 28 of its 51 games, or 54.9%, when they’re the underdog by at least -105 on the moneyline.
  • San Francisco’s games have gone over the total in 74 of their 162 chances.
  • Over the past 10 games, sportsbooks have not installed San Francisco as the underdog once.

Dodgers Players to Watch

  • Trea Turner paces the Dodgers with 28 home runs while racking up a team-best batting average of .328.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB play, Turner ranks first in hits (195), first in AVG (.328), eighth in OBP (.375), and 18th in SLG (.536).
  • Turner has hit safely in 20 straight games. Over that span he is batting .407 with five doubles, seven home runs, eight walks and 18 RBIs.
  • Justin Turner’s 27 home runs and 87 RBI are both team-highs.
  • Justin Turner falls outside of the league leaders in home runs and RBI among qualified hitters in MLB action.

Dodgers Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Trea Turner 595 .328 107 28 77 .375 .911
Justin Turner 533 .278 87 27 87 .361 .832
Chris Taylor 507 .254 92 20 73 .344 .782
Mookie Betts 466 .262 93 23 58 .365 .850
Will Smith 414 .258 71 25 76 .365 .860
A.J. Pollock 384 .297 53 21 69 .355 .891
Corey Seager 353 .306 54 16 57 .394 .915
Gavin Lux 335 .242 49 7 46 .328 .692
Cody Bellinger 315 .165 39 10 36 .240 .542
Matt Beaty 204 .270 35 7 40 .363 .765

Giants Players to Watch

  • Brandon Crawford leads San Francisco in runs batted in with 90 and has a batting average of .298.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB, Crawford ranks 12th in AVG (.298), and 12th in OBP (.373).
  • Buster Posey is batting .304 to lead San Francisco, while adding 18 homers and 56 runs batted in this season.

Giants Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Brandon Crawford 483 .298 79 24 90 .373 .895
Mike Yastrzemski 468 .224 75 25 71 .311 .768
Buster Posey 395 .304 68 18 56 .390 .889
Wilmer Flores 389 .262 57 18 53 .335 .782
LaMonte Wade Jr 336 .253 52 18 56 .326 .808
Kris Bryant 326 .267 58 18 51 .358 .861
Dónovan Solano 307 .280 35 7 31 .344 .748
Alex Dickerson 283 .233 37 13 38 .304 .724
Austin Slater 274 .241 39 12 32 .320 .743
Steven Duggar 268 .257 45 8 35 .330 .767

Dodgers vs Giants Player Props

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