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When it Rains it Pours - Will the Dodgers Lose Again?

Another historic streak continued in the major leagues last night when the Giants outlasted the Dodgers to deal the World Series favorites an 11th consecutive loss, their longest such streak since the franchise moved to Los Angeles.

  • The Dodgers are 3-10 SU in their last 13 games on the road against the Giants.
  • The Dodgers are 0-9 SU in their last 9 games against right-handed starting pitchers.
  • The Dodgers are hitting .208 as a team in the month of September.

Clayton Kershaw (16-3, 2.15 ERA) will give the (feeling) Blue Crew a good chance to plug the leak tonight but as his last start implies, nothing is guaranteed. The man whom most consider to be the favorite to win the NL Cy Young Award at the end of the season was blown up for four runs in just 3.2 innings of work in his last appearance and he has dropped a decision against the Giants this year.

His team has lost just once this season when he’s started on the road, however, and his 1.45 ERA away from home is bested only by D-backs breakout star Robbie Ray.

The Giants will counter Kersh with Johnny Cueto (7-7, 4.43 ERA) and while he’s regressed badly this year, the two-time all-star is more than talented enough to shut down a batting lineup that’s been one of the worst in the bigs the last few weeks and he’s been pretty good in his last two starts.

You’ll have to lay massive chalk on the Dodgers tonight if you expect their streak to end but if you follow the trends and back the Giants in the Bay Area, there’s a pot of gold waiting for you at the end of the rainbow.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting oddsmakers, including BetOnline, opened the San Francisco Giants as 203 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. OVER/UNDER total bettors saw the number open at 6.5 at shops such as Bovada.

OddsShark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.2-4.8 victory for the Dodgers. 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 57-89 record to the battle against the 92-52 Dodgers. 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. 25-ranked San Francisco Giants and the No. 30-rated Los Angeles Dodgers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the San Francisco Giants' No. 29-ranked offense (3.99 runs per game) against a Los Angeles Dodgers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 2 at 3.62 runs allowed per game. The San Francisco Giants have been averaging 8.51 hits per game, more than the Los Angeles Dodgers have managed so far this season (8.4 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Los Angeles owns the No. 2-rated road mark, allowing 3.83 runs per game on the highway. San Francisco, on the other hand, rates No. 29 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Dodgers endured an 8-6 loss at the hands of the Giants on Monday, with Kenta Maeda throwing 3 innings of 4-hit ball at AT&T Park.

Betting Trends
  • LA Dodgers is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • LA Dodgers is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games
  • LA Dodgers is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • San Francisco is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Francisco's last 9 games at home
  • San Francisco is 17-5 ATS in its last 22 games when playing LA Dodgers

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at San Francisco, Wednesday, September 13