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2021 MLB Playoffs Handicapping
(1-1) San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (1-1)
Date: Monday, October 11, 2021
Time: 9:37 PM ET
Venue: Dodger Stadium
Projected Pitchers: Alex Wood vs. Max Scherzer
MLB Moneyline Odds: SF +175 / LA -205 (Bet now!)
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Giants +1.5 -125 / Dodgers -1.5 +105
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 7
After a split of the first two games in the NLDS, the Giants and Dodgers will switch venues for games 3 & 4 and give us more baseball. These old-school rivals are giving us a show in their first post-season meeting and the next two games are not likely to disappoint in the excitement category.
Max Scherzer and Alex Wood will be asked to take the bump on Monday night with a 2 – 1 edge in the series going to the winner of game 3.
Kevin Gausman and Jose Urias pitched well in game 2 although the Dodger offense came to life after being shut out in game 1 to get us to 1 – 1 in this NLDS.
The Dodgers were 0 for 5 in game 1 with RISP but the boys in blue broke out for a 6 for 14 clip in those spots in game 2 which greatly contributed to the LA 9 – 2 win on Sunday night.
Can the Dodgers trade-deadline acquirement of Scherzer pay off or will the Giants exact revenge for Sunday’s defeat?
Is the Rainmaker 2 – 0 from game 1 and game 2 combined? You are damn right he is as I gave you SF in game 1 and LA in game 2 to boost those bankrolls out there.
Alex Wood was in the conversation with Desclafani pertaining to which would get the game 3 nod. Obviously, the 49 coaches in the Giants organization decided that Wood would be the best option for this Monday night affair. No one in baseball has as many assistant coaches as the Giants, as the real number is 17 and that is literally outrageous! Hey, we need a coach to coach the coaches so find us another coach, please?!
Anyway, the Giants looked flat after taking game 1, 4 – 0. Urias looked all right but he was done after 5 innings because of what transpired in the top of the 6th. You could feel it coming when the starting pitcher Urias drove in the first run of the game and Mookie Betts made it 2 – 0 to follow.
Gausman came out after only 5 1/3 IP and left with 2 men on base after 84 pitches and then the game got away. Cody Bellinger, who was only making his 5th start at 1B and his first since July 8, drove in the 2 players that Gausman was still responsible for knocking in Smith and Turner to make it 4 – 1. Pollard doubled to bring home Bellinger and Taylor and SF was down 6 – 1 in quick fashion.
The Giants never recovered and now they have to hit the road with a tied series and the Dodgers ace on Monday.
Alex Wood is 10 – 4 this season and he made 3 starts vs the Dodgers during the regular season. Those 5 HR and 9 ER from those games will certainly have to be diminished because the Giants lost all 3 of his starts against LA.
This game might have Giants Manager Gabe Kapler expecting a bullpen day because Wood will barely go 4IP if he gets near 70 pitches. Wood only made 3 September starts and never toppled the 74-pitch mark although in those 13 innings he only gave up 2 earned runs to Colorado.
This is why the Dodgers went out and got Max Scherzer. He already saved their bacon by winning the wildcard game and now game 3 is about as big as it gets. The winner of this game will obviously be 1 game away from moving to the NLCS in a 5-game series.
Scherzer is 15 – 4 in 2021 with an ERA of 2.46 and a WHIP at .082.
We can’t take much from the only time Maz saw the Giants this season because he only faced one batter and the Giants took a 1 – 0 win when he was still with Washington. Since September 1st Scherzer had made 7 starts including the wildcard game and his team has won his last 14 outings. Max hasn’t tasted a defeat since May 30, in fact, when he last back-to-back games against the Reds and Brewers.
The bats picked a nice time to show up down 0 – 1 after losing the opening game in embarrassing fashion, 4- 0. Urias provided the lift on the mound and he drove in the first Dodgers RBI of the night which simply got the offense in gear.
How about this line? The Dodgers ML is -200 and a little more juiced at a few big books out there. This is the playoffs, baby, and you need to be sitting down for this play. The Giants have been amazing as a dog in this spot all season and granted, Max is a f**king beast! Noted! Just keep it close is all I am asking.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Giants are 5-1 in their last 6 Monday games.
- Giants are 4-1 in their last 5 games as an underdog.
- Giants are 7-2 in their last 9 Divisional Playoff road games.
- Giants are 15-7 in their last 22 playoff road games.
- Giants are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
- Over is 5-1 in Dodgers last 6 home games.
Free San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Prediction:
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4* Free MLB Betting Pick: The Giants +1.5 RL
I am calling for a 1-run game, at least, and the oddsmakers have left us enough room on the +1.5. At -120 and -125 rolling around, I go Giants to cover and keep it close to chase my 3 – 0 record in this series. I hate that I have to pick LA to win this game, but I do believe we could either see an upset, and if we don’t you can expect me to G-Men tomorrow! Why isn’t this series going 5 games? Oh, it will!
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