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Great Pitching Duel in Dodgers-Giants

Madison Bumgarner

The pitching at AT&T Park has been something to see so far this season, and fans in the Bay Area can expect more of the same Saturday. Los Angeles Dodgers rookie Ross Stripling took a no-hitter into the eighth inning on Friday, and Clayton Kershaw will take the ball for the Dodgers while Madison Bumgarner counters on the bump for the Giants.

Shark Bites
  • The Dodgers are 4-0 in their last 4 games vs. a left-handed starter.
  • The UNDER is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
  • The Dodgers are 4-0 in Kershaw's last 4 road starts.

San Fran has won 10 of its last 12 games versus division rival L.A. at AT&T Park. Kershaw was in midseason form on Opening Day, striking out nine and holding the San Diego Padres scoreless over seven innings in a 15-0 romp. The Texas native is 16-7 with a 1.54 ERA in 30 career starts against the Giants, including six complete games and five shutouts.

Bumgarner earned the win in his Opening Day start versus Milwaukee despite battling flu-like symptoms. The 2014 World Series MVP allowed three runs and five walks over five innings. Dodgers’ slugger Yasiel Puig has had Mad Bum’s number, as the Cuba product is 7-for-24 with two home runs against Bumgarner.

The Giants have won three of the last four matchups when Kershaw and Bumgarner get together.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Los Angeles Dodgers were -130 moneyline favorites in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 6 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.3-3.4 win for the Dodgers on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The San Francisco Giants bring a 4-1 record to the battle against the 3-2 Dodgers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Francisco vs Los Angeles injuries news.

The San Francisco Giants sit at No. 11 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Los Angeles Dodgers sit at No. 7 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers rank No. 2 at 11.2 hits per game. That compares with the San Francisco Giants No. 9 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Los Angeles features the No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 3 runs per game. San Francisco, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 at home, scoring 7.5 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Los Angeles lost in extra innings against the Giants on Friday as San Francisco edged them 3-2 at AT&T Park.

Betting Trends
  • LA Dodgers is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • LA Dodgers is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing San Francisco
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Dodgers's last 8 games when playing San Francisco
  • LA Dodgers is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
  • San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of San Francisco's last 12 games at home
  • San Francisco is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing LA Dodgers
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Francisco's last 8 games when playing LA Dodgers

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at San Francisco, Sunday, April 10th