San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 9/22/2023 – Prepare yourself for an exhilarating baseball showdown when the San Francisco Giants return to Dodger Stadium against the Los Angeles Dodgers for the second consecutive day in an NL West matchup that promises to keep fans enthralled! Let’s dive deeper into details and MLB predictions for this captivating matchup. The Dodgers have already clinched their division and are all set to make it to the playoffs.
San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 9/22/2023
|When:||Friday, September 22, 10:10 PM EDT|
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San Francisco Giants
The San Francisco Giants currently hold third place in the National League West with an 86-76 record, though they enter this series having lost two straight contests; their most recent setback coming against Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday (7-1).
Sean Manaea will take the mound for San Francisco, with an average 4.82 ERA and a 6-6-2 record. Despite their struggles in their bullpen this season, San Francisco has allowed only 163 home runs overall; Wilmer Flores leads with 22 homers while J.D. Davis boasts 69 RBI.
Struggling Giants Face Uphill Battle Against Red-Hot Dodgers: Can They Turn the Tide?
The Giants enter this series looking somewhat dysfunctional, having dropped six of their last seven games. While they remain 2.5 games back from NL wild-card contention, their pitching staff ranks 12th in ERA (4.07), 11th in WHIP (1.27) and 20th in quality starts (48). On offense they rank 21st for runs per game (4.31), 24th in batting average (.242), and 19th for homers (164) with Thairo Estrada leading with 127 hits and 47 RBI while JD Davis and Wilmer Flores combined for 226 hits and 126 RBI combined (127 hits for 47 RBI between them). Sean Manaea hasn’t fared well against Los Angeles boasting an 0-5 record with an 9.00 ERA in 37 career starts against them during his career against them so far!
The Giants attempt to recover from recent struggles, and the Dodgers aim to continue their winning momentum. Although both sides have seen some ups and downs in this matchup, with the Giants experiencing ups and downs while the Dodgers showing greater consistency and firepower as the favorite.
Players to watch: J.D. Davis 3B (GP 138, AB 465, R 61, H 116, 2B 22, 3B 1, HR 18, RBI 69, TB 194, BB 50, SO 148, SB 1, AVG 0.249, OBP 0.326, SLG 0.417, OPS 0.744, WAR 0.8, Thairo Estrada 2B (GP 110, AB 456, R 61, H 127, 2B 26, 3B 2, HR 12, RBI 47, TB 193, BB 21, SO 112, SB 22, AVG 0.279, OBP 0.323, SLG 0.423, OPS 0.746, WAR 2.3
Los Angeles Dodgers
Los Angeles Dodgers Reign At the top of NL West with an impressive record of 93-58, the Los Angeles Dodgers boast an incredible run. Winning seven out of their last ten games despite suffering their rare 4-2 loss against Detroit Tigers last week; Bobby Miller allowed three hits and two runs while Max Muncy hit his 36th home run of 2018.
As for their starting pitcher on Friday, the Dodgers have yet to announce their choice. Their star-studded lineup has been an effective one at-bat this year; they average 5.6 runs per game – second most among MLB clubs.
On the other side of things, the Dodgers have found success recently by winning six out of their last seven games and owning the third-best record in the NL. Their pitching staff ranks 15th in ERA (4.12), 5th in WHIP (1.21), and 19th in quality starts (49). Offensively they rank second with runs per game (5.64), 9th in batting average (.257), and 237 homers (237). Freddie Freeman leads their lineup with 198 hits and 94 RBI while Mookie Betts and Will Smith combined have combined for 286 hits and 175 RBI since 2014.
Players to watch: Freddie Freeman 1B (GP 150, AB 594, R 124, H 198, 2B 56, 3B 2, HR 26, RBI 94, TB 336, BB 70, SO 113, SB 20, AVG 0.333, OBP 0.411, SLG 0.566, OPS 0.977, WAR 6.2, Mookie Betts RF (GP 142, AB 551, R 123, H 171, 2B 38, 3B 1, HR 39, RBI 103, TB 328, BB 88, SO 104, SB 13, AVG 0.31, OBP 0.41, SLG 0.595, OPS 1.005, WAR 8.1
San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Numbers
San Francisco Giants
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco’s last 6 games.
San Francisco is 1-6 SU in their last 7 games.
Giants is 5-15 SU in their last 20 games against LA Dodgers.
San Francisco is 1-12 SU in their last 13 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco’s last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco’s last 5 games against an opponent in the National League.
San Francisco is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the National League West Division.
Los Angeles Dodgers
LA Dodgers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Dodgers’ last 5 games against San Francisco.
LA Dodgers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Dodgers’ last 5 games when playing at home against San Francisco.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of the LA Dodgers’ last 10 games against an opponent in the National League.
LA Dodgers are 13-2 SU in their last 15 games against an opponent in the National League West Division.
San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Picks
Expect an intense baseball battle, as the Dodgers look to rebound after suffering their uncharacteristic defeat against the Tigers. Meanwhile, Giants players must bring their A game against such formidable Dodgers opposition.
Baseball fans, mark your calendars for this exciting showdown between NL West Titans. Whether you support the Giants to pull an upset or the Dodgers to extend their dominance, Friday’s match promises exciting moments and unforgettable baseball action. The sports betting predictions today are intact for the Dodgers to win and cover the spread.
Score Prediction: Dodgers 6, Giants 3.