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MLB Same-Game Parlay for Sunday Night Baseball: How to Bet Dodgers vs Giants (September 18)

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Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images. Pictured: Andrew Heaney.

Dodgers vs Giants Odds

Dodgers Odds -188
Giants Odds +158
Over/Under 7.5 (-110/-110)
Time 7:08 p.m. ET
TV ESPN
Odds via FanDuel Sportsbook. Get up-to-the-minute MLB odds here.

Although it’s NFL Sunday, there’s still baseball to bet on.

The best game on the Sunday card is Sunday Night Baseball. The Dodgers visit the Giants in the Bay for an NL West rivalry game.

The Dodgers have essentially clinched the top seed in the National League, and therefore, you don’t know who will start on a game-to-game basis. But Andrew Heaney takes the mound in the middle of a stellar year.

Meanwhile, the Giants have a horrendous lineup that can’t hit the broad side of a barn.

There’s a Same-Game Parlay we can muster up with this knowledge — let’s break it down.

The Parlay (+438 at FanDuel Sportsbook):

  • San Francisco Giants +1.5 (-110)
  • Under 7.5 (-110)
  • Andrew Heaney Over 6.5 Strikeouts (-112)

Same-Game Parlay – Dodgers vs Giants

San Francisco Giants +1.5 (-110)

The Giants provide value here on the ML, but I think we’re going to see a low-scoring game. Given we’re putting together a parlay, I’m happy to take the extra run in a game I see finishing 3-2.

The Dodgers have nothing to play for. They’re gearing up for a postseason run, and I’m sure Dave Roberts is fine resting players if needed. We don’t have the lineups out yet at the time of this writing, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see some shuffling in the lineup.

The Giants lost the first two games of this series. That means we’re getting the Giants as a divisional home underdog trying to avoid a sweep.

I think the Giants are frisky in this one and either win or keep it within one run.

Under 7.5 (-110)

Another reason I like the Giants is because of their pitcher. Alex Cobb has been one of the unluckiest pitchers in baseball over the course of the season, but the positive regression has finally come.

Cobb’s ERA is down to 3.48, but his ERA is 3.09, and his xFIP is 2.83. He has shut out three of the last four lineups he has faced, and there’s more positive regression coming.

Heaney has become an ace for the Dodgers, and he should have no problem with the Giants today. Over the past month and against southpaws, the Giants have posted a 79 wRC+ and a .623 OPS. Both numbers are bottom-five in MLB during that stretch.

Add in two solid bullpens and I’m eyeing a low-scoring, tight ballgame on Sunday Night.

Andrew Heaney Over 6.5 Strikeouts (-112)

Heaney has been in and out of the rotation this season, but his strikeout numbers have taken a massive jump in his 12 starts this year. Heaney ranks above the 95th percentile in strikeouts per inning, Swinging-Strike rate, and CSW rate.

The Dodgers southpaw is currently striking out over 13 batters per nine innings.

Heaney has cashed over 6.5 strikeouts in seven of his 12 starts this season, including four of his past five starts. He’s struck out 42 batters over his past 26 innings.

Meanwhile, the Giants have struck out at the second-highest rate against LHPs over the past month (28.5%).

Heaney has dominated the Giants even before he played in Los Angeles. Heaney has cashed this number in four straight starts against San Francisco, fanning 32 Giants over 21 1/3 innings. Heaney has a 37% CSW rate against the Giants over the past three starts.

The Parlay (+438 at FanDuel Sportsbook):

  • San Francisco Giants +1.5 (-110)
  • Under 7.5 (-110)
  • Andrew Heaney Over 6.5 Strikeouts (-112)

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