Giants open as moneyline underdog vs Dodgers
Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants Odds
The visiting Dodgers hope for a solid performance on Sunday as they look to steal a win at AT&T Park against the San Francisco Giants.
San Francisco sends Chad Gaudin out against Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers in this game. Gaudin is 2-0 with a 3.38 ERA on the season, while Kershaw is 7-5 on the year and has a 1.93 ERA.
San Francisco was a +158 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 6.5.
This game puts the Giants, most recently No. 3 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Dodgers, who rate a National League No. 6 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Francisco's No. 10 ranked National League offense (4 runs per game) against a Dodgers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 8 in the National League at 4.2 runs allowed per game. The Giants have been averaging 9 hits per game, more than the Dodgers have managed so far this season (8.7 hits on average).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and San Francisco has the National League's No. 10-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Dodgers own the National League's No. 8 mark in runs allowed.
Los Angeles was a 4-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Giants. They lost as +167 underdogs, while the total score of 6 made winners of UNDER bettors. Los Angeles suffered a 4-2 loss against San Francisco on Saturday, as Stephen Fife wasn't able to lead his team to victory at AT&T Park.
Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Arizona are 3-7
After playing San Francisco are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing NY Mets are 5-5
After playing LA Dodgers are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
A few Dodgers at Giants trends to consider:
LA Dodgers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing San Francisco
LA Dodgers are 11-3 SU in their last 14 games
LA Dodgers are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Dodgers' last 9 games
San Francisco is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Francisco's last 9 games
San Francisco is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
San Francisco is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing LA Dodgers
LA Dodgers at Arizona, Monday, July 8
San Francisco home to NY Mets, Monday, July 8