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May 18, 10:10 PM | GrassDodger Stadium

San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

22-19TEAM RECORD20-23

The visiting Giants hope for a solid performance on Wednesday as they look to steal a win at Dodger Stadium against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Dodgers will rely on Clayton Kershaw to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Matt Cain will be his counterpart for the Giants. Clayton Kershaw is 5-3 this season, and Matt Cain is 3-2.

View San Francisco vs LA Dodgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Giants listed as underdogs of +-135 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 6.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The Dodgers - Giants odds would favor the Giants if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Los Angeles is rated No. 9 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while San Francisco is at No. 8 in the National League.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles' No. 15-rated National League offense, averaging 3.5 runs per game, against a Giants defense that ranks No. 3 in the National League at 3.6 in runs allowed per game. The Dodgers have averaged 8.5 hits per game so far, more than Giants batters have averaged on the year (8 hits per game).

Defensively, San Francisco features the National League's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.7 runs per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the National League at home, scoring 2.7 runs per game.

In their last action, San Francisco was a 5-3 loser on the road against the Rockies. Bettors on Colorado at -152 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Giants were saddled with a loss last time out in Jonathan Sanchez's start, as they lost 5-3 against Colorado on Tuesday at Coors Field.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 3-0 winner at home against the Brewers. Bettors on Los Angeles at -112 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Hiroki Kuroda silenced the Brewers bats in a 3-0 victory last time out versus Milwaukee at Dodger Stadium.

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing LA Dodgers are 5-5
After playing Colorado are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing San Francisco are 4-6
After playing Milwaukee are 8-2
After a win are 4-6

A few Giants at Dodgers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games when playing LA Dodgers
San Francisco is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Francisco's last 9 games
San Francisco is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of LA Dodgers' last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games when playing San Francisco
LA Dodgers are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games at home

Next up:
San Francisco at LA Dodgers, Thursday, May 19

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