Giants begin series at Dodger Stadium
The San Francisco Giants have picked up the win in each of their last five games against the Los Angeles Dodgers as those NL West clubs get a three-game series underway on Monday night.
Overall the Giants are 5-1 against the Dodgers so far this season, winning two of three games in Los Angeles back at the beginning of April. San Francisco is also sitting at 7-3 in the past 10 games between the teams dating back to last season.
For the Dodgers, Hyun-Jin Ryu gets the ball, charged with keeping the Giants hitters off the base paths. He'll face Madison Bumgarner, 7-4 on the year.
Sportsbooks such as SportBet had set the Dodgers as -116 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 6.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Dodgers rated this week at No. 5 and the Giants sitting at No. 3.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Los Angeles owns the No. 7 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.5 per game. By contrast, the Giants are rated No. 3 in the same category at 9.4 per game.
San Francisco brings the National League's No. 12-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Dodgers' league No. 7-ranked defense.
The Giants were a 7-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Marlins. That made winners of bettors who got Miami at +176 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. The Giants endured a 7-2 loss at the hands of the Marlins on Sunday, with Matt Cain throwing 6 innings of 6-hit ball at AT&T Park.
In their last action, Los Angeles was a 3-1 winner on the road against the Padres. Bettors on Los Angeles at +148 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Los Angeles looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Padres, a 3-1 final on Sunday in support of Chris Capuano at PETCO Park.
San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing LA Dodgers are 7-3
After playing Miami are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5
Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing San Francisco are 4-6
After playing San Diego are 4-6
After a win are 3-7
A few Giants at Dodgers trends to consider:
San Francisco is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 17 of San Francisco's last 25 games on the road
San Francisco is 6-3 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of LA Dodgers' last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 6 games when playing at home against San Francisco
LA Dodgers are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against San Francisco
San Francisco at LA Dodgers, Tuesday, June 25