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Bumgarner Has Had Edge Over Kershaw

Baseball will get to see its marquee pitching rivalry when Madison Bumgarner and Clayton Kershaw face off for the second time this young season tonight. The two aces have taken the mound to oppose each other eight times in their careers with MadBum and the San Francisco Giants going 5-3 against Kershaw and the LA Dodgers.

Shark Bites
  • The Dodgers are 4-1 in their past five games hosting the Giants.
  • Madison Bumgarner has a lifetime 2.12 ERA at Dodgers Stadium.
  • Adrian Gonzalez has hit Bumgarner for a paltry .151/.191/.200 slashline.

The two pitchers have put on impressive performances when challenging each other as Bumgarner and Kershaw have averaged a combined 14.9 strikeouts while allowing just 3.5 earned runs in their eight previous matchups.

Kershaw and the Dodgers got the best of MadBum and the Giants just six days ago when they last faced off, but Bumgarner hit his second career home run off his left-handed counterpart.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Los Angeles was a -163 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 6.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.9-2.5 win for the Dodgers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Los Angeles (6-4) will face the 6-4 Giants in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs San Francisco injuries news.

The Los Angeles Dodgers sit at No. 3 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the San Francisco Giants sit at No. 13 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Los Angeles Dodgers and its No. 8-rated batting order, averaging 5.2 runs per nine innings, against the No. 4 line up of the San Francisco Giants at 6.2 runs per outing.

San Francisco brings the No. 23-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Dodgers's No. 6-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Giants endured a 11-6 loss at the hands of the Rockies on Thursday, with M Cain throwing 4.2 innings of 6-hit ball at Coors Field.

Los Angeles got the job done in their last match in a 5-2 victory over Arizona on Thursday at Dodger Stadium behind starter Ross Stripling.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of San Francisco's last 11 games on the road
  • San Francisco is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing LA Dodgers
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Francisco's last 10 games when playing LA Dodgers
  • San Francisco is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers's last 6 games
  • LA Dodgers is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers's last 6 games at home
  • LA Dodgers is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing San Francisco

Next Betting Matchups

San Francisco at Los Angeles, Saturday, April 16th