Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor (3), Cody Bellinger (35) and Mookie Betts (50) celebrate after the Dodgers defeated the San Francisco Giants 7-2 in Game 4 of a baseball National League Division Series, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
- The Dodgers and Giants are both -110 on the moneyline for NLDS Game 5
- Left-hander Julio Urias (20-3, 2.96) will start for the Dodgers against Logan Webb (11-3, 3.03)
- The matchups and odds can be found below with a prediction
Left-hander Julio Urias (20-3, 2.96) will start for the Los Angeles Dodgers against San Francisco’s Logan Webb (11-3, 3.03). The two pitchers have not lost a game in a combined 39 straight starts.
The teams with the two best regular- season records in the major leagues meet in a winner-take-all matchup when the Los Angeles Dodgers (109-58, 49-34 road) visit the San Francisco Giants (109-57, 55-28 home) at 9:07 pm ET, Thursday,y in Game 5 of their National League Division Series at Oracle Park.
The Dodgers squared the best-of-five series at 2-2 on Tuesday night with a 7-2 victory in Game 4 at Los Angeles. The Dodgers have split four games in the NLDS after entering on an eight-game winning streak.
The Giants have lost two of their last three games after winning nine of their previous 10.
The game, in which the teams are co-favorites, will be televised by TBS.
Dodgers vs Giants Odds
|Los Angeles Dodgers||-110||-1.5 (+160)||Over 7 (+105)|
|San Francisco Giants||-110||+1.5 (-190)||Under 7 (-125)|
Odds as of October 13th at DraftKings.
The moneyline opened with both teams at -110 odds and has remain unchanged. It should be a typically blustery autumn night in San Francisco with the low temperature forecast for 52 degrees and the wind at 10-15 mph from the west with gusts up to 20 mph.
Left-hander Julio Urias (20-3, 2.96 regular season) will start for the Dodgers against Logan Webb (11-3, 3.03). The two pitchers have not lost a game in a combined 39 starts.
Urias last tasted defeat June 21 against the Padres at San Diego. Webb took his last loss May 5 to the Rockies in Colorado.
Urias vs Webb
Urias is 12-0 with a 2.02 ERA in his last 18 starts and coming off a Game 2 victory at San Francisco. He allowed one run on three hits in five innings with five strikeouts and one walk.
The Dodgers are 27-6 when Urias starts this season. He has notched quality starts in 13 of those 33 games.
Never fear, Julio Urías is here.
The #Dodgers have an Urí-ACE up their sleeve for tonight.
El Culichi’s got something for the damn Giants. 🔥
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) October 9, 2021
On the road, he has a 14-2 record and 2.67 ERA in 19 starts while going 13-2 with a 3.18 ERA at night in 23 starts.
Urias has faced the Giants six times this season and gone 3-1 with a 3.15 ERA. He is 3-3 with a 2.56 ERA in his career against San Francisco in 21 games (15 starts) and is 3-2 with a 2.79 ERA in 11 games (seven starts) at Oracle Park.
For his career in the postseason, Urias is 7-2 with a 2.68 ERA in 19 games (four starts)
Webb had a specular outing to win Game 1 at Oracle Park in his postseason debut. He worked 7.2 shutout innings, allowing five hits, striking out 10 and issuing no walks while improving to 11-0 with a 2.25 ERA in his last 21 starts.
Logan Webb is SHOVING pic.twitter.com/dshyV5Ptp3
— B/R Walk-Off (@BRWalkoff) October 9, 2021
The Giants are 22-5 in Webb’s starts in 2021 and he has 15 quality starts. He is a perfect 7-0 at home with a 1.80 ERA in 14 games (13 starts) and 6-2 with a 2.14 ERA in 16 night starts.
Webb is 2-0 with a 1.52 ERA in four starts against the Dodgers this season and 2-2 with a 2.89 ERA in seven career starts.
The 24-year-old will be the youngest pitcher in Giants’ history to start a winner-take-all postseason game.
Dodgers center fielder Chris Taylor is 4 for 13 against Webb with one home run. Turner is 3 for 10 with all the hits being doubles.
Batting Averages vs Starting Pitchers
|Dodgers Batters||Batting Average vs Webb||Home Batters||Batting Average vs Starter|
|Austin Barnes||.667||Buster Posey||.500|
|Billy McKinney||.500||Steven Duggar||.500|
|Chris Taylor||.308||Austin Slater||.368|
|Justin Turner||.300||Brandon Crawford||.294|
|Mookie Betts||.250||Wilmer Flores||.250|
|Will Smith||.250||Kris Bryant||.250|
|Corey Seager||.250||Donovan Solano||.238|
|Gavin Lux||.200||Evan Longoria||.222|
|Cody Bellinger||.188||Darin Ruf||.211|
|AJ Pollock||.125||Mike Yastrzemski||.200|
|Matt Beaty||.000||Curt Casali||.000|
|Trea Turner||.000||LaMonte Wade Jr.||.000|
|Albert Pujols||.000||Tommy La Stella||.000|
Ageless Giants catcher Buster Posey presents matchup problems for Urias, going 10 for 20 with four doubles. Outfielder Austin Slater is 7 for 19 with three doubles and a home run.
Austin Slater gives the Giants the lead‼️ pic.twitter.com/O5TtQdEmwL
— SF Giants on NBCS (@NBCSGiants) September 23, 2021
San Francisco second baseman and leadoff hitter Tommy La Stella left the previous two games early because of left Achilles tightness. However, he is expected to be in the lineup for Game 5.
Dodgers vs Giants Pick
The teams will be meeting for the 24th and final time this season and the series is about as close as it can get with the Giants holding a 12-11 edge. However, the Dodgers have won seven of 12 games at Oracle Park.
The Dodgers won Game 4 when Mookie Betts homered and drove in three runs and Will Smith also went deep.
YARD? MOOKIE SAID BETTS. pic.twitter.com/iPwL4oTlmz
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 13, 2021
Pitcher wins have become devalued in modern-day baseball in favor of ERA and more exotic metrics. However, Urias has a 28-3 record over the last two seasons (including playoffs). It’s hard to ignore that.
The Pick: Dodgers moneyline (-110)
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.