Free MLB Picks Today: Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants 6/18/23

Free MLB Picks Today: Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants 6/18/23
Sun 18th June 2023

Hot-hitting Mookie Betts will be looking to extend his 11-game hitting streak as the Los Angeles Dodgers (39-32) host the San Francisco Giants (38-32) at Dodger Stadium on Sunday with the visitors looking to sweep the three-game series.

The Giants lead the series 2-0 after winning 15-0 on Saturday, their sixth straight victory overall and third in five games against the Dodgers this season.

Starter Alex Wood threw five scoreless innings for the win, and Tristan Beck pitched four scoreless innings to pick up his second save. LaMonte Wade Jr. was 3 for 5 with a home run, three runs, and five RBIs in the win. Brandon Crawford went 4 for 4 with two runs and two RBIs. Michael Busch went 2 for 3 with a double for the Dodgers.


Logan Webb (5-6, 3.15 ERA) is set for the start for San Francisco. The RHP allowed three runs over seven innings in his last start, a 4-3 home win over the Cardinals on Monday. He got the win, giving up seven hits while striking out six.

Webb has made one previous start against the Dodgers this season, a 9-1 home loss on April 10. He surrendered four runs on five hits over six innings, striking out six and walking one. For Los Angeles, righty Tony Gonsolin (4-1, 1.93 ERA) will toe the rubber.

It’s his first appearance of the season against the Giants. Gonsolin made one start against the Giants in 2022, throwing five innings in a 9-1 home win on May 4. He gave up three hits and walked one while striking out five in the win.

In his last start on Tuesday, Gonsolin got the win at home against the White Sox. He threw six scoreless innings and gave up two hits, striking out six and walking two in the 5-1 victory.


Over the last five games, San Francisco has averaged 9.0 runs a game, up from their season average of 5.0, while slashing better across the board (.323/.396/.468). Against righties like Gonsolin this season, the Giants have a .765 OPS.

Thairo Estrada has been the team’s biggest extra-base threat against right-handers with a .494 SLG in 172 at-bats. Los Angeles is averaging only 3.8 runs per game in the last five, down from 5.4 for the season, with their slash line slipping across the board (.226/.308/.299).

The Dodgers have a .771 OPS against right-handers in 2023, the fifth highest in MLB. With a .928 OPS over 157 at-bats, J.D. Martinez has been their best hitter against right-handers.


San Francisco is on an eight-game winning streak away from Oracle Park, bringing their record to 20-15 in 2023. The Giants have scored 5.7 runs per game away from home while allowing 4.4 runs.

Los Angeles has gone 22-13 at home this season, averaging 5.4 runs per game while surrendering 3.9. Los Angeles is 7-3 in the last 10 games between the NL West rivals at Dodger Stadium with an average scoreline of 5.6-4.9.


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

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LA Dodgers (-125)

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