Dodgers battle rival Giants at AT&T Park
Zack Greinke is set to take the mound for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night as they take on the division-rival San Francisco Giants in a marquee baseball betting matchup.
Greinke is 11-6 with a 2.90 ERA and 130 strikeouts in 124 1-3 innings this season, and he's 2-0 with a 2.96 ERA over his four career outings against the Giants. Tim Lincecum starts for the Giants; he's 9-6 with a 3.65 ERA this season.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants Opening Odds and Betting Line
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the San Francisco Giants as -105 on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 6.5 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at BetDSI.
Computer Prediction: Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants Pick
Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.3-4.2 win for the Dodgers on Friday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 4.3-4.2 result in favor of the Dodgers today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The San Francisco Giants sport a record of 57-45 heading into this matchup, while the Los Angeles Dodgers sit at 56-47 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Francisco vs Los Angeles injuries news.
According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 20-ranked San Francisco Giants and the No. 10-rated Los Angeles Dodgers in this matchup.
How Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants Stats Matchup
At the plate, San Francisco owns the No. 25 ranking for hits at 8.25 per game. By contrast, the Los Angeles Dodgers are rated No. 14 in the same category at 8.67 per game.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and San Francisco has the No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Dodgers own the No. 8 mark in runs allowed.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 6-1 loser as they battled the Pirates on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at -154 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Dodgers were saddled with a loss last time out in Dan Haren's start, as they lost 6-1 against Pittsburgh on Wednesday at PNC Park.
San Francisco lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Phillies on July 24. Bettors who backed the Phillies at -121 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. San Francisco batters were mowed down by Cole Hamels in their last start, falling 2-1 against Philadelphia while striking out 10 times on Thursday at Citizens Bank Park.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants Betting Odds Trends
LA Dodgers is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Dodgers's last 8 games
LA Dodgers is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers's last 7 games on the road
San Francisco is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
San Francisco is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games at home
San Francisco is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing LA Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco's last 7 games when playing LA Dodgers
Next Betting Matchups
Los Angeles at San Francisco, Saturday, July 26th