Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants: 10/9/21 MLB Picks and Predictions

Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants: 10/9/21 MLB Picks and Predictions Photo by D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco Giants (108-55) vs Los Angeles Dodgers (107-57)

Game Info: Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 9:07 pm (Oracle Park)

Kevin Gausman (14-6) (2.81) vs Julio Urias (20-3) (2.96)

Betting Odds: San Francisco Giants -115 / Los Angeles Dodgers -103 --- Over/Under: 7 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants face off on Saturday in Game 2 of their NLDS series at Oracle Park. When these two teams faced off on Friday, it was the Giants that took the 1-0 series lead. 

Buster Posey opened up the scoring hitting a two-run homer in the first inning. In the 7th inning, Kris Bryant and Brandon Crawford added another long ball in the 8th inning. Bryant finished the game with three hits and Tommy La Stella finished with two hits, one run, and one walk. The top players for the Dodgers were Mookie Betts and Matt Beaty who both finished with two hits. The Dodgers finished with five hits total, while the Giants finished with seven. The Giants did have two errors, and that needs to be improved upon. 

Logan Webb was elite in the first game going 7.2 innings giving up five hits and ten strikeouts. The Dodgers sent Walker Buehler to the mound and he went 6.1 innings giving up three earned runs. He only finished with five strikeouts. 

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Getting the start for the Dodgers for this key game will be Julio Urias who finished the regular season with a 20-3 record and an ERA of 2.96. Over Urias last two starts he has gone 11.1 innings total giving up six total hits and one run. 

On the mound for the Giants is Kevin Gausman who finished the regular season with a 14-6 record and an ERA of 2.81. Over his last two starts, he has gone 13 innings giving up nine hits total and two runs. 

The Dodgers are 8-3 in their last 11 playoff games. The Giants are 4-0 in their last four games as an underdog. The under is 4-0 in the Dodgers' last four playoff games. The under is 6-2-1 in Giants' last 9 Divisional Playoff games. The under is 4-1 in the last five meetings between the Dodgers and Giants. 

The first game of this series cashed the under easily, and that is going to be the same in this one. Gausman and Urias are both pitching really well coming into this one, and runs are going to be very hard to come by in this game. Back the under.

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The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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