The National League West race is tight, and a three-game series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants could go a long way to deciding who earns the banner at the end of the year. San Fran has gone 11-23 since the All-Star break, and they now trail the Dodgers by one game as a result.
- The Giants are 1-6 SU in their last seven games on the road against the Dodgers.
- The total has gone UNDER in four of the Giants' last five games against the Dodgers.
- The Dodgers are 13-2 SU in their last 15 games on Tuesday.
Madison Bumgarner and Kenta Maeda will get the nod for the Giants and Dodgers, respectively. Bumgarner (12-7, 2.25) is 13-8 with a 2.57 ERA in 24 career games against the Dodgers, including 0-1 with a 4.09 ERA in two outings this season.
Maeda (12-7, 3.29) has won his last four decisions, going 4-0 with a 3.45 ERA and limiting opponents to a measly .212 batting average since July 23.
When the Giants play away from home, the UNDER is trending. In San Francisco's last seven road games, the UNDER is 6-1.