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San Francisco sends Barry Zito vs Clayton Kershaw in Giants vs Dodgers game

Los Angeles DodgersSan Francisco Giants
May 3, 10:15 PM | GrassAT&T Park

Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between San Francisco and Los Angeles on Friday, with the host Giants trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The match puts starter Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers on the hill facing Barry Zito for the Giants. Kershaw brings a 3-2 mark to the game, while Zito is 3-1 to date on the season.

View LA Dodgers vs San Francisco Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Giants as +140 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 6 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
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.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, San Francisco owns the No. 2 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.9 per game. By contrast, the Dodgers are rated No. 8 in the same category at 8.2 per game.

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. 10 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 7-3 loser as they battled the Rockies at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rockies at +133 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Los Angeles didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-3 to Colorado on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium.

San Francisco won its last outing, a 9-6 result against the Diamondbacks on May 1. Bettors who backed the Giants at +105 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (15) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. San Francisco rolled to a 9-6 win against Arizona on Wednesday, as Tim Lincecum and the Giants' bats led the team to victory at Chase Field.

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

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing LA Dodgers are 6-4
After playing Arizona are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

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

Next up:
LA Dodgers at San Francisco, Saturday, May 4