Dodgers, Giants Sunday Night Baseball
Matt Cain will try once again to pick up his first victory of the season on Sunday night as his San Francisco Giants close out their three-game home series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Cain is 0-2 with a 6.49 ERA on the season, picking up a no-decision last time out when he gave up four runs on five hits over six innings of work in his team's 6-4 win over the D-Backs. The Giants had previously lost each of Cain's first five starts.
The match puts starter Hyun-Jin Ryu for the Dodgers on the hill facing Matt Cain for the Giants. Ryu brings a 3-1 mark to the game, while Cain is 0-2 to date on the season.
Bettors looking to side with the Giants in this matchup found them as -132 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 6.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 3-ranked Giants and the National League No. 6-rated Dodgers in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Francisco's No. 5 ranked National League offense (4.5 runs per game) against a Dodgers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 12 in the National League at 4.4 runs allowed per game. The Giants have been averaging 9 hits per game, more than the Dodgers have managed so far this season (8.5 hits on average).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and San Francisco has the National League's No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Dodgers own the National League's No. 12 mark in runs allowed.
Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 10-9 result against the Giants on May 4. Bettors who backed the Giants at -150 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (19) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Los Angeles lost in extra innings against the Giants on Saturday as San Francisco edged them 10-9 at AT&T Park.
Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Arizona are 4-6
After playing San Francisco are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing LA Dodgers are 6-4
After a win are 8-2
A few Dodgers at Giants trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of LA Dodgers' last 10 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 6 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
San Francisco is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
San Francisco is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing LA Dodgers
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
LA Dodgers home to Arizona, Monday, May 6
San Francisco home to Philadelphia, Monday, May 6