Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants Pick – MLB, August 26, 2020
The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants opened a three-game series at Oracle Park in San Francisco on Tuesday night, while the middle contest is set for Wednesday with the first pitch at 9:45 PM ET.
Before these two NL West foes started their ultimate series of the 2020 MLB season, they’ve met seven times this term, and the Dodgers have won four of those seven games.
The 22-8 Dodgers were sitting atop of the NL West on Tuesday, riding a four-game win streak. On the other side, the 14-16 Giants were rolling on a six-game winning streak.
Therefore, I’m looking for a thrilling series at Oracle Park, so here’s my best Dodgers vs. Giants prediction and betting pick for Wednesday night. You can get more MLB betting picks and predictions if you visit our daily sports predictions page.
Dodgers vs. Giants Odds
Although both teams entered this series in a good mood and with some consecutive victories under their belt, the bookies consider the Dodgers as firm -235 favorites to win the second game of the series.
The totals sit at 8.5 runs, and that’s no surprise considering the starting pitchers on both sides. If you want to check out the alternative lines and odds, make sure you visit the best MLB betting sites.
Dodgers vs. Giants Preview
Clayton Kershaw will take the mound for the Dodgers, and the 32-year-old southpaw is 23-13 with a 1.82 ERA in 48 starts and a couple of relief appearances against the Giants. Kershaw is 3-1 on the season, carrying a 2.25 ERA, 0.79 WHIP, and 29/4 K/BB ratio into this one.
Kevin Gausman will get his sixth start of the season for the Giants, and he’s 1-1 with a 4.65 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, and 42/6 K/BB ratio. The 29-year-old righty is 0-1 with a 4.58 ERA in three starts and one relief app against the Dodgers in his career.
Back on August 8, the Giants beat the Dodgers 5-4, and Kershaw allowed four runs on seven hits in 4.1 innings of work. Gausman had a couple of no-decision starts against the Dodgers this season, but the Giants lost on both occasions.
The Dodgers are the most efficient team in the league, scoring 5.70 runs per game while slashing .250/.330/.474. The Giants are 10th in the league in runs scored per game (4.97) and hit .255/.326/.428.
Dodgers vs. Giants Betting Pick
The Dodgers have won five of their last six games at Oracle Park with Clayton Kershaw on the mound. Kershaw had a tough time in his previous outing against the Giants, so I expect a bounce-back performance in this one.
The Giants’ bats are playing in a good form, but the Dodgers’ bullpen has the best ERA in baseball by far (1.82). Hereof, give me the Dodgers to cover, as 13 of their previous 15 road wins came by two or more runs.