Free MLB Picks Today: Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants 9/7/22

Free MLB Picks Today: Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants 9/7/22
Wed 7th September 2022

A pair of hot hitters are set to face off when the San Francisco Giants (+110) take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (-130) at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, as Justin Turner and his 15-game hitting streak host Thairo Estrada and his 10-game streak with the three-game series in the balance. The early total was set at 8.5 runs (O: -115 | U: -105).The Dodgers (93-42) leveled the series 1-1 after winning 6-3 on Tuesday, their 11th head-to-head victory in 15 games this season. Tyler Anderson got the win, giving up three runs on eight hits over seven innings, and Craig Kimbrel picked up his 22nd save with a scoreless ninth. Max Muncy went 3 for 4 with two home runs and a double in the win. He scored three runs and had three RBIs. Joey Gallo added a home run and three RBIs. Lewis Brinson was 1 for 4 with a solo home run for the Giants (65-69).


Alex Cobb (5-6, 3.81 ERA) is in line to get the start for San Francisco. The RHP threw seven scoreless innings in his last start, a 13-1 road win over the Phillies on Friday. He earned the win, scattering three hits while striking out seven and walking one. Over two previous starts against the Dodgers this season, Cobb has allowed seven earned runs over 12 innings (0-1, 5.25). He has struck out 14 and walked five. For Los Angeles, lefty Clayton Kershaw (7-3, 2.59 ERA) gets the start. He has made three appearances against the Giants this season, all starts, giving up eight runs (7 ER) over 12.1 innings (0-1, 5.11) with 14 strikeouts and five walks. In his last start on Thursday, Kershaw took a no-decision on the road against the Mets. He threw five innings and gave up one run on one hit, striking out six and walking three in the 5-3 defeat.


Over the last five games, San Francisco has averaged 6.6 runs a game, up from their season average of 4.5, while performing better across the board (.272/.357/.486). Against left-handed pitchers like Kershaw this season, the Giants have a .752 OPS. Austin Slater has been the team’s biggest on-base threat against left-handers with a .383 OBP in 125 at-bats. Los Angeles is averaging 6.4 runs per game in the last five, up from 5.4 for the season, with a stronger slugging percentage (.551 vs .452). The Dodgers have a .790 OPS against right-handers in 2022, highest in MLB. With a .937 OPS over 372 at-bats, Freddie Freeman has been their best hitter against right-handers.


San Francisco is 28-37 away from home in 2022, scoring 4.4 runs per game while allowing 4.7 runs. Los Angeles has gone 48-18 in front of their home fans this season, averaging 5.5 runs per game while surrendering 3.4. Los Angeles is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings at Dodger Stadium with an average scoreline of 5.4-2.8.


The Dodgers lead the NL West by 19 games over the Padres. Their magic number in the division is eight. The Giants are third in the NL West, 27 games behind the Dodgers. They are fifth in the Wild Card race, eight games out of third.

SportsTips’ MLB Pick:

Los Angeles Dodgers (-250)

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