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MLB BASEBALL

San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Friday when the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers meet at Dodger Stadium.

The Giants will give the ball to starter Madison Bumgarner in this one. Lefthander Bumgarner is 11-9 this season with a 2.82 ERA.

Starting this game for the Dodgers will be Clayton Kershaw. The lefthander has a 1.92 ERA to go along with a 14-8 record this season.

In their last action, San Francisco was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Dodgers. Bettors on Los Angeles at -171 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Team records:
San Francisco: 66-80 SU
Los Angeles: 85-60 SU

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

Next up:
LA Dodgers home to San Francisco, Saturday, September 14