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MLB Game Preview - Dodgers underdogs vs Giants at San Francisco

Los Angeles DodgersSan Francisco Giants
June 25, 10:15 PM | GrassAT&T Park

Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants Odds

43-30TEAM RECORD40-33

The San Francisco Giants will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Los Angeles Dodgers invade AT&T Park on Monday.

Nathan Eovaldi, with a record of 0-3 on the season, gets the ball for the Dodgers, while the Giants trot Barry Zito to the mound in this one. He is 5-5 so far in 2012.

View LA Dodgers vs San Francisco Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Giants as -110 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 7.5.

Power Rankings:
The Giants sit at No. 7 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Dodgers sit at a National League No. 1 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features San Francisco's National League No. 11-ranked scoring average of 4 runs per game, against a Dodgers offense rated No. 10 and scoring 4.1 runs per game in the league. The Giants have averaged 8.9 hits per game to date this season, more than the Dodgers hitters have managed (8.5 per nine innings).

Defensively, Los Angeles features the National League's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.2 runs per game. San Francisco, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the National League at home, scoring 3.3 runs per game.

The Dodgers were a 5-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Angels. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -160 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors. Los Angeles looks to rebound from a loss to the Angels, who beat them 5-3 on Sunday behind a start from Garrett Richards at Angel Stadium.

Last time out for San Francisco, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Athletics on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at +132 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Giants were saddled with a loss last time out in Matt Cain's start, as they lost 4-2 against Oakland on Sunday at O.co Coliseum.

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing San Francisco are 6-4
After playing LA Angels are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing LA Dodgers are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2

A few Dodgers at Giants trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 7 games
LA Dodgers are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games when playing LA Dodgers
San Francisco is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of San Francisco's last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 6 games

Next up:
LA Dodgers at San Francisco, Tuesday, June 26

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