May 3, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Chris Taylor (3) hits a double against the San Francisco Giants during the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
- The Dodgers are -150 home favorites over the Giants on Wednesday night
- Left-hander Alex Wood (2-1, 4.19) will pitch for the San Francisco against Tony Gonsolin (1-0, 1.59)
- A look at the Giants vs Dodgers odds and matchup are below with a prediction
The Los Angeles Dodgers will try to sweep a two-game series from their archrivals when they host the San Francisco Giants at 10:10 p.m. ET Wednesday at Dodger Stadium.
The National League West-leading Dodgers (15-7/9-2 home) won the series opener 3-1 on Tuesday night for their third win in the last four games. The Giants (14-9/8-4 road) lost for the fourth time in five games.
Giants vs Dodgers Odds
|San Francisco Giants||+130||+1.5 (-175)||Over 7.5 (-115)|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||-150||-1.5 (+150)||Under 7.5 (-105)|
Odds as of May 4th at Caesars Sportsbook.
The weather forecast calls for 70 degrees at first pitch with a low around 58. There is also expected to be increasing clouds and wind from the southeast at 5-15 mph.
San Francisco vs Los Angeles Probable Pitchers
Left-hander Alex Wood (2-1, 4.19) starts for the Giants against Tony Gonsolin (1-0, 1.59). Wood will be working on four days of rest while Gonsolin will have gone a week between appearances.
Wood vs Gonsolin
Wood took his first loss of the season in his previous outing last Friday against the visiting Washington Nationals. He surrendered five runs and eight hits in five innings with three strikeouts and one walk.
Wood had allowed four runs total in his first three starts of the season over 14.1 innings.
“I’m throwing the ball really well right now … I feel like I’m throwing the ball maybe as well as I have in my career.” 🔥
Alex Wood is certainly pleased with his performance on the mound today pic.twitter.com/wy42HLamHK
— SF Giants on NBCS (@NBCSGiants) April 23, 2022
Against the Dodgers, Wood is 2-2 in his career with a 2.61 ERA in 11 games (seven starts). The former Dodger is 17-9 with a 2.93 ERA at Dodger Stadium in 54 games (41 starts).
Wood has gone 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA in two road starts this year. At night, he has an 0-1 record and 6.75 ERA in two outings.
The Dodgers’ Freddie Freeman is 7 for 21 (.333) with two home runs against Wood and Chris Taylor is 4 for 13 (.308) with two doubles and two homers.
Gonsolin had his shakiest outing of 2022 against the Diamondbacks on April 26 in Arizona. He did factor in the decision after giving up three runs (two earned) and three hits in four innings while striking out five and walking one.
In his first three starts of the year, Gonsolin had yielded only one run in 13 innings.
Tony Gonsolin’s split when it’s on is awesome. pic.twitter.com/hSMJpgngTp
— Chad Moriyama (@ChadMoriyama) April 27, 2022
Gonsolin has an 0-2 record against the Giants with a 4.32 ERA in three career games (two starts). He is 1-0 at home this season while pitching 10 scoreless innings and has no record and a 2.45 ERA in three night starts.
Giants vs Dodgers Betting Outlook
Taylor hit a two-run single in the second inning to open the scoring on Tuesday night and that gave the Dodgers enough cushion to hold off the Giants 3-1.
Taylor had two of Los Angeles’ five hits. Hanser Alberto doubled and scored a run for the Dodgers.
Victory formation! pic.twitter.com/ZXZGmBNYXy
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 4, 2022
The Giants had six hits, two each by Austin Slater and Thairo Estrada.
San Francisco got one outfielder back Tuesday when Joc Pederson pinch hit and could get two more back Wednesday in Mike Yastrzemski and LaMonte Wade Jr. on Wednesday. Pederson missed three games with a right groin strain.
Yastrzemski (COVID-19) and Wade (left knee inflammation) are both candidates to be activated from the injured list. Wade has not played in the major league this season and Yastrzemski has been out since April 24.
WALK-OFF SPLASH HIT FOR THE GIANTS!
What a night for Mike Yastrzemski!
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) July 30, 2020
This is the first series of the season between the teams after they split 24 games last season. That included the Dodgers edging the Giants in five games in an NL Division Series.
The Dodgers won the season series for four straight years from 2017-20, going 39-28.
Giants vs Dodgers Last 10 Meetings
|Date||Home Team||Away Team||Score|
Giants vs Dodgers Prediction
Gonsolin’s limited history against the Giants isn’t good. However, he has pitched well at Dodger Stadium this season, so the lean goes to the Dodgers in this one.
Pick: Dodgers ML (-150)
John Perrotto has been covering and writing about sports for various outlets for over 40 years. His work has appeared in the likes of USA TODAY, ESPN.com, SI.com, Forbes.com, The Associated Press, Baseball Digest, and more. John is based out of Beaver Falls, PA.