Free MLB Picks Today: Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants 6/17/23

Free MLB Picks Today: Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants 6/17/23
Sat 17th June 2023

Hot-hitting Mookie Betts will be looking to extend his 10-game hitting streak as the Los Angeles Dodgers (39-31) host the San Francisco Giants (37-32) at Dodger Stadium on Saturday.

The Giants took Friday’s series opener 7-5 in 11 innings, their fifth straight victory overall and second in four games against the Dodgers this season.

Taylor Rogers got the win with one scoreless inning out of the bullpen, and Jakob Junis picked up his first save of the season with a scoreless ninth. Austin Slater was 3 for 3 with one run and one RBI in the win.

Wilmer Flores added a home run and two RBIs. Will Smith went 1 for 2 with one run and one RBI, walking three times, for the Dodgers.


Alex Wood (1-1, 4.80 ERA) is in line to start for San Francisco. The left-hander allowed six runs over 4.1 innings in his last start, a 9-4 road defeat against the Pirates on May 31. He took the loss, scattering eight hits while striking out four and walking three.

Wood has made one previous start against the Dodgers this season, a 5-0 home victory on April 11. He allowed one hit over 4.2 scoreless innings, striking out five and walking three.

Righty Bobby Miller (3-0, 0.78 ERA) takes the mound for Los Angeles. It’s his first appearance of the season against the Giants. In his last start on June 10, Miller got the win on the road against the Phillies. He threw six scoreless innings and gave up three hits, striking out seven and walking three in the 9-0 triumph.


Over the last five games, San Francisco has averaged 8.6 runs a game, up from their season average of 4.8, while slashing better across the board (.323/.397/.503). Against righties like Miller this season, the Giants have a .765 OPS.

Thairo Estrada is the team’s biggest extra-base threat against right-handers with a .494 SLG in 165 at-bats. Los Angeles is averaging only 4.4 runs per game in the last five, down from 5.5 for the season, with their slash line falling across the board (.219/.312/.326).

The Dodgers have a .806 OPS against left-handers in 2023, the fourth highest in MLB. With a 1.107 OPS over 87 at-bats, Freddie Freeman has been their best hitter against left-handers.


San Francisco is on a seven-game winning streak on the road, bringing their record to 19-15 in 2023. The Giants have scored 5.4 runs per game away from home while allowing 4.5 runs.

Los Angeles has gone 22-12 at home this season, averaging 5.6 runs per game while surrendering 3.6. Los Angeles is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings at Dodger Stadium with an average scoreline of 5.9-3.5.


The Giants are third in the NL West, four games behind the division-leading Diamondbacks. The Dodgers are second in the NL West, three games behind the Diamondbacks.

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LA Dodgers (-165)

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