San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers - 10/11/21 MLB Picks and Prediction
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Los Angeles Dodgers (108-57) vs San Francisco Giants (108-56)
Game Info: Monday, October 11, 2021 at 9:37 pm (Dodger Stadium)
Max Scherzer (15-4) (2.45) vs Alex Wood (10-4) (3.83)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Dodgers -185 / San Francisco Giants +148 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Monday in Game 3 of the NLDS in MLB action at Dodger Stadium. The Giants look for a bounce back showing to take a 2-1 series lead. The Dodgers look for back-to-back wins to take a 2-1 series lead.
The San Francisco Giants have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Giants have won seven straight games when scoring four or more runs. Buster Posey leads the Giants with four hits and two RBI, while Brandon Crawford and Kris Bryant have combined for six hits and three RBI. Alex Wood gets the ball, and he was 10-4 with a 3.83 ERA and 152 strikeouts this season. Wood is 1-2 with a 3.55 ERA and 36 strikeouts in his postseason career.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 13 games. The Dodgers have won eight straight games when scoring four or more runs. Mookie Betts leads the Dodgers with five hits and one RBI, while Chris Taylor and Will Smith have combined for six hits and three RBI. Max Scherzer gets the ball, and he was 15-4 with a 2.46 ERA and 236 strikeouts this season. Scherzer is 7-5 with a 3.33 ERA and 141 strikeouts in his postseason career.
The Giants are 21-5 in their last 26 games following an off day and 5-1 in their last 6 Monday games. The Dodgers are 4-0 in their last 4 Monday games and 39-12 in their last 51 home games. The over is 6-2 in Giants last 8 games as an underdog. The over is 5-1 in Dodgers last 6 home games. The Giants are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
Wood had a shaky at best month of August, but he was much better in September, allowing nine hits and two runs through 13 innings with 17 strikeouts and zero walks. Scherzer has been money in his postseason career, and his last few starts have been no different. Scherzer also has a .134 allowed batting average in 104 at bats against current Giants hitters. There's no reason to bet against the Dodgers here. With that said, the Giants at plus money has valeu, and this is a team that's found a way time and time again this season. I'll back the Giants.