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Kershaw, Dodgers Look To Avoid Being Swept By Giants

The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants will clash on Wednesday afternoon for the 10th time this season. The Dodgers are the only team in the MLB that the Giants have a winning record against and look for a three-game sweep, their sixth straight win overall, against the Dodgers at AT&T Park. However, the Giants will be facing off against maybe the best pitcher in baseball.

Shark Bites
  • Brandon Belt is 3-for-51 with 27 strikeouts in his career against Clayton Kershaw.
  • The Giants have held opponents to 2.2 rpg during their current 5-game winning streak.
  • The Dodgers are 2-10 against the runline in their past 12 games against the Giants.

Clayton Kershaw has already faced the Giants twice this season, with the lefty posting a 2.77 ERA with 12 strikeouts and one walk. Kershaw has posted some gaudy numbers at AT&T Park, as he has a lifetime 1.36 ERA and a 0.79 WHIP in 19 appearances in San Francisco.

Johnny Cueto will be making his third start of the season against the Dodgers when he challenges Kershaw on Wednesday. Cueto has a 4.15 ERA through his first two starts against LA this year while allowing the opposing squad to hit a collective .250. Cueto had a rough first outing against the Dodgers in a Giants uniform last season but has since posted a stellar 2.27 ERA and has only allowed 10 runs in six starts.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers before the first pitch in this match found them as -183 moneyline favorites earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 6.5 earlier at TopBet.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.7-4.5 win for the Dodgers on Wednesday. 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

17-24 San Francisco battles the Dodgers, currently with a 22-18 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Francisco vs Los Angeles injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 30-ranked San Francisco Giants and the No. 1-rated Los Angeles Dodgers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and San Francisco has baseball's No. 29-rated offensive output, at 7.98 hits per game. The Los Angeles Dodgers average 8.82 hits per game, good for No. 14 on the list.

San Francisco owns the No. 22 defense, allowing 3.44 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Los Angeles's No. 1-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Los Angeles didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 2-1 to San Francisco on Tuesday at AT&T Park.

Betting Trends
  • LA Dodgers is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • LA Dodgers is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
  • LA Dodgers is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • LA Dodgers is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • San Francisco is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • San Francisco is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 6 games
  • San Francisco is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles home to Miami, Thursday, May 18th
San Francisco at St. Louis, Friday, May 19th