Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants 9/5/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 09/04/2021 at 8:37 PM ET

On Sunday, the Los Angeles Dodgers complete a three-game series on the road against the San Francisco Giants. Los Angeles dropped to 85-50 following a 3-2 loss to San Francisco in the opening game of the series on Friday. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for the Dodgers. Los Angeles is second in the National League West one game behind the Giants.

Justin Turner is batting .281 to lead Los Angeles and the third baseman has a team-high 124 hits. First baseman Max Muncy is leading Los Angeles in home runs with 30, RBIs with 78 and on-base percentage at .387. On Sunday, the Los Angeles Dodgers will send Walker Buehler to the mound. The right-hander is 13-2 with an ERA of 2.05, 183 Ks and 44 BBs.

San Francisco is 86-49 following its one-run victory over the Dodgers on Friday. The Giants have won each of the last two but prior to that had lost four straight and are in a dogfight with the Dodgers at the top of the National League West. The next closest competitor in the division is San Diego but the Padres are a distant 15 games behind the Giants.

Brandon Crawford is batting .290 to lead San Francisco and the shortstop has team highs in RBIs with 75, hits with 114 and on-base percentage at .359. Right fielder Mike Yastrzemski is the leader in home runs with 21. The San Francisco Giants have not yet announced their starting pitcher for the final game of a three-game series at home against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The UNDER is a solid choice here, but the play is Los Angeles. The Dodgers have won six of the last seven played on the road. Los Angeles starting pitcher Walker Buehler has pitched well in each of the last five starts. The right-hander has allowed a combined six runs on 21 hits across 34 ⅓ innings for a 1.57 ERA, resulting in five victories for the Dodgers. Final Score Prediction, Los Angeles Dodgers win 4-2.

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