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Dodgers face San Francisco Giants: MLB odds preview and stats

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Sep 9, 8:05 PM | GrassAT&T Park

Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants Odds

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The Los Angeles Dodgers will look to grab a road win when they take on the Giants in San Francisco at AT&T Park on Sunday in baseball odds action.

Clayton Kershaw, with a record of 12-8 on the season, gets the ball for the Dodgers, while the Giants trot Barry Zito to the mound in this one. He is 10-8 so far in 2012.

View LA Dodgers vs San Francisco Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Giants were listed as +155 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Giants sit at No. 3 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Dodgers sit at a National League No. 1 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits San Francisco's No. 7-rated National League offense, averaging 4.4 runs per game, against a Dodgers defense that ranks No. 3 in the National League at 3.8 in runs allowed per game. The Giants have averaged 9.1 hits per game so far, more than Dodgers batters have averaged on the year (8.4 hits per game).

San Francisco owns the National League's No. 5 defense, allowing 4.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Los Angeles' National League No. 3-rated defense.

Los Angeles won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Giants on September 8. Bettors who backed the Dodgers at +137 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Dodgers enjoyed a 3-2 victory at the expense of the Giants on Saturday, with Chris Capuano throwing 7 innings of 5-hit ball at AT&T Park.

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Arizona are 4-6
After playing San Francisco are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Colorado are 6-4
After playing LA Dodgers are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Dodgers at Giants trends to consider:
LA Dodgers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Dodgers' last 9 games
LA Dodgers are 12-6 SU in their last 18 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 6 games when playing San Francisco
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 11 of San Francisco's last 14 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 17 of San Francisco's last 25 games
San Francisco is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games

Next up:
LA Dodgers at Arizona, Tuesday, September 11
San Francisco at Colorado, Monday, September 10