Dodgers open as moneyline underdog vs Giants

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Sep 7, 10:15 PM | GrassAT&T Park

Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants Odds

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Los Angeles pays a visit to San Francisco on Friday, hoping to shut down the Giants bats in baseball action at AT&T Park.

The match puts starter Josh Beckett for the Dodgers on the hill facing Tim Lincecum for the Giants. Beckett brings a 6-12 mark to the game, while Lincecum is 8-14 to date on the season.

View LA Dodgers vs San Francisco Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Giants in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -125 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Giants at No. 3 in the National League and the Dodgers at No. 1 in the National League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, San Francisco owns the No. 4 ranking for hits in the National League at 9.1 per game. By contrast, the Dodgers are rated No. 10 in the same category at 8.5 per game.

Defensively, Los Angeles features the National League's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.2 runs per game. San Francisco, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the National League at home, scoring 3.5 runs per game.

The Dodgers were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Padres. That made winners of bettors who got San Diego at +121 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Los Angeles didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-3 to San Diego on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium.

In their last action, San Francisco was a 6-2 loser at home against the Diamondbacks. Bettors on Arizona at +142 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Giants endured a 6-2 loss at the hands of the Diamondbacks on Wednesday, with Madison Bumgarner throwing 6 1/3 innings of 7-hit ball at AT&T Park.

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing San Francisco are 3-7
After playing San Diego are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing LA Dodgers are 5-5
After playing Arizona are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Dodgers at Giants trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 7 games
LA Dodgers are 11-5 SU in their last 16 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 6 games on the road
LA Dodgers are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games
San Francisco is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
San Francisco is 6-3 SU in their last 9 games when playing LA Dodgers

Next up:
LA Dodgers at San Francisco, Saturday, September 8