NL West rivals collide when the Los Angeles Dodgers (71-33) and the San Francisco Giants (51-54) square off on Thursday afternoon, with the first pitch set for 3:45 p.m. ET. Los Angeles is listed as the -225 favorite (risk $225 to win $100) on the money line in the latest Dodgers vs. Giants odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total runs scored is eight (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our MLB odds page).
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The model knows Los Angeles catcher Will Smith is an exceptional athlete with superb instincts. Smith rarely lets anything get past him and owns a strong throwing arm. The 27-year-old has a smooth swing for both power and average. He's hitting .262 with 15 home runs and 55 RBI. On Aug. 1, he went 2-for-5 with two doubles.
The model also knows San Francisco first baseman Brandon Belt brings a solid approach to the plate. Belt's swing is compact, allowing him to push the ball anywhere on the diamond. The 34-year-old is a reliable defender, with the ability to play left field as well. He currently has eight dingers and 21 RBI. On July 29, he went 2-for-4 with two singles.
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