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No Matter The Record, Dodgers & Giants Play Tight Games

The rivalry between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants has been the most active in the MLB this season with the two clubs already meeting seven times. Throw the records out, as four of those games were ultimately decided by just one run, including three of the four played in San Francisco. The Dodgers and Giants kick off another three-game set at AT&T Park on Monday.

Shark Bites
  • The Dodgers are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games on the road against the Giants
  • The Dodgers are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games after a loss.
  • Buster Posey is batting .395 with 7 RBIs during the month of May.

Brandon McCarthy will be making his first start since going on the DL with a dislocated shoulder. McCarthy and his 3.10 ERA will be a welcome return to a Dodgers rotation that has already started seven different pitchers on the season. The 11-year veteran has struggled against the Giants lineup, however, as the current San Fran roster has a collective career .357 batting average against the righty.

Matt Cain will be hoping that another game against the Dodgers can get his season back on track. Cain threw six scoreless innings against the Dodgers on April 24 but has since allowed 20 hits and 13 runs in just three starts.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

San Francisco (15-24) will face the 22-16 Dodgers in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Francisco vs Los Angeles injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 30-rated San Francisco Giants and the league No. 1-ranked Los Angeles Dodgers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits San Francisco Giants No. 29-rated offense, averaging 3.36 runs per game, against a Los Angeles Dodgers defense that ranks No. 1 at 3.58 in runs allowed per game. The San Francisco Giants have averaged 7.85 hits per game so far, less than Los Angeles Dodgers batters have averaged on the year (8.89 hits per game).

San Francisco owns the No. 25 defense, allowing 3.36 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Los Angeles's No. 1-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Dodgers were saddled with a loss last time out in Julio Urias's start, as they lost 9-6 against Colorado on Sunday at Coors Field.

San Francisco got the job done in their last match in a 8-3 victory over Cincinnati on Sunday at AT&T Park behind starter J Samardzija .

Betting Trends
  • LA Dodgers is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • LA Dodgers is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers's last 6 games
  • LA Dodgers is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • San Francisco is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games at home
  • San Francisco is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games when playing LA Dodgers

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at San Francisco, Tuesday, May 16th