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Giants vs. Dodgers Best Bets, Odds

by Corey Parson
Updated On: July 21, 2021, 6:47 pm ET

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The San Francisco Giants have been one the best surprises of the season so far. The Giants are currently one game ahead of the Dodgers in the NL West, and tonight they meet for Game 3 of a four game series. Live odds via PointsBet

San Francisco Giants (+135) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (-160) Total: 8.5 

The Dodgers and Giants meet for the 12th time this season tonight in Los Angeles. The Dodgers have won seven of the 11 games and will send Julio Urias to the mound, while the Giants will counter with Logan Webb

Julio Urias has made two starts vs. the Giants this season and has given up eight earned runs in 11 innings pitched. He has struck out 15 Giants and has a 1-1 record vs. the division rivals. In the month of July, Urias has a 3-0 record through 18.2 innings pitched, allowing six earned runs with 15 strikeouts. On the road this season Urias is 9-2, while his opponents have a batting average of .213 against him. Urias has not been as good this season at Dodger Stadium, with a 3-1 record and 4.27 ERA at home.

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PointsBet opened up the Total on this game at 8.5, and heavy early betting on the Under dropped the Total down to eight briefly before it went back up to 8.5. Currently on PointsBet, the Under is juiced to -115. Some shops have moved back to eight, so that number could be consensus before first pitch. 

When you look at the splits on the Total on this game, you notice 70% of the tickets on this game backed the Over, while almost 70% of the handle is backing the Under. The lowering of the Total is due to sharp money loading up on the Under. In Dodgers home games this season where Julio Urias has started, the Over has cashed 71% of the time. I'm going to fade the respected money and ride with the public and the Over. 


Edge Finder Tip: Dodgers and Giants games are 7-4 to the Over on the season. 

EDGE: Over 8.5


Corey Parson

Corey Parson is an award-winning, multi-sport fantasy and sports betting expert who has worked for SiriusXM, The Athletic, Sports Illustrated and more. He is from Harlem, NY, yet is somehow a Dallas Cowboys fan. You can follow him on Twitter @thefantasyexec.