Los Angeles Dodgers (85-49) vs. San Francisco Giants (85-49)
September 3, 2021 9:45 pm EDT
The Line: San Francisco Giants / Los Angeles Dodgers ; Over/Under: -
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The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants meet Friday in MLB action at Oracle Park. The Dodgers look for a win after winning 16 of their last 19 games. The Giants need a win after losing five of their last seven games.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 15 games. The Dodgers have won 19 straight games when scoring four or more runs. Justin Turner leads the Dodgers with 123 hits and 71 RBI while Chris Taylor and Max Muncy have combined for 126 hits and 146 RBI. David Price gets the ball, and he is 4-2 with a 3.88 ERA and 55 strikeouts this season. Price is 0-3 with a 2.94 ERA and 31 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The San Francisco Giants have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The Giants have lost four straight games when scoring three or less runs. Brandon Crawford leads the Giants with 111 hits and 74 RBI while Buster Posey and Mike Yastrzemski have combined for 182 hits and 94 RBI. Anthony DeSclafani gets the ball, and he is 11-6 with a 3.38 ERA and 127 strikeouts this season. DeSclafani is 1-8 with a 6.47 ERA and 56 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 43-17 in their last 60 games following an off day and 6-1 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series. The Giants are 26-12 in their last 38 during game 1 of a series and 1-5 in their last 6 Friday games. The under is 19-5-3 in Dodgers last 27 overall. The under is 7-2-1 in Giants last 10 overall. The Dodgers are 11-3 in the last 14 meetings in San Francisco and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings.
I’m not all that high on either of these pitchers, as Price has allowed 17 hits and 11 runs in his last 22.2 innings. DeSclafani has allowed 19 hits and nine earned runs in his last 13.2 innings. With that said, this is a key series to determine who wins the NL West, and the Giants have been the kings of the division this season until proven otherwise. At home, give me the Giants.