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If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Thursday when the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants meet at AT&T Park.

Lefthander Hyun-Jin Ryu will take the mound for the Dodgers to start this game. Ryu is 2-1 this season with a 2.57 ERA.

Meanwhile, it'll be Madison Bumgarner who starts for the Giants. Lefthander Bumgarner is 2-0 with a 3.31 ERA so far this season.

The Dodgers were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Giants. That made winners of bettors who got San Francisco at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Current streak:
Los Angeles has lost 2 straight games.
San Francisco has won 3 straight games.

Team records:
Los Angeles: 9-6 SU
San Francisco: 10-5 SU

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Arizona are 6-4
After playing San Francisco are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

San Francisco most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing San Diego are 6-4
After playing LA Dodgers are 9-1
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Dodgers's last 7 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Dodgers's last 8 games on the road
LA Dodgers are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games on the road
LA Dodgers are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
San Francisco is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing LA Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Francisco's last 7 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
LA Dodgers home to Arizona, Friday, April 18
San Francisco at San Diego, Friday, April 18