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Giants Having a Rough go at Dodger Stadium

Clayton Kershaw (11-3, 1.81 ERA) and Madison Bumgarner (14-9, 2.66 ERA) will face off Monday evening and I’m starting to run out of superlatives to build up the matchups between these ace pitchers. Both guys are really good and both guys give their team a great shot to win when they are throwing their best stuff. So, what can bettors take away from this?

SHARK BITES
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the Giants' last 9 games on the road.
  • The Giants are 2-8 in their last 10 games on the road against the Dodgers.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the Giants' last 8 games against the Dodgers.

Kershaw started to look like himself again in his second start since coming off the DL but was allowed to throw just 64 pitches. It is likely that the lefty will be given his normal workload tonight in a crucial matchup with their division rivals; he’s gone 2-0 against them with a 2.35 ERA in three starts.

Bumgarner, however, has been Bizarro Bumgarner of late and has given up three or more runs in all but one of his last six starts. He has also struggled pretty hard against the Dodgers this year as he’s posted a 5.63 ERA and an 0-2 record in his three starts against them.

These stats are really out of character for the Giants ace yet have contributed to the Dodgers being a reasonably large favorite tonight. This game is likely to remain close if both pitchers go deep so there is some significant value on the Giants’ runline.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Los Angeles Dodgers as -170 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 6 at shops such as Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.8-3.6 win for the Giants. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Los Angeles (84-65) will face the 79-70 Giants in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs San Francisco injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 7-rated Los Angeles Dodgers and the league No. 11-ranked San Francisco Giants, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Los Angeles Dodgers No. 16-rated offense, averaging 4.46 runs per game, against a San Francisco Giants defense that ranks No. 5 at 3.97 in runs allowed per game. The Los Angeles Dodgers have averaged 8.46 hits per game so far, less than San Francisco Giants batters have averaged on the year (8.83 hits per game).

Defensively, San Francisco features the No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 4 runs per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 at home, scoring 4.18 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Alex Reyes shut down the Giants in their last game, striking out 6 in a 3-0 shutout over San Francisco in baseball action at AT&T Park.

Los Angeles lost a tight one on Sunday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 10-9 score against Arizona at Chase Field.

Betting Trends
  • San Francisco is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • San Francisco is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of San Francisco's last 16 games
  • San Francisco is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • LA Dodgers is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • LA Dodgers is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of LA Dodgers's last 12 games
  • LA Dodgers is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

San Francisco at Los Angeles, Tuesday, September 20th

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