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Kershaw Has Continued To Befuddle Giants

Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw will make his second consecutive start against the San Francisco Giants when the two squads start a three-game set Monday. Kershaw went 7.0 innings of one-run ball in his last outing against the Giants, which means the lefty now has a career 1.60 ERA and a 0.81 WHIP in 36 career appearances against San Fran.  

Shark Bites
  • Brandon Belt is 3-for-51 with 27 strikeouts in his career against Clayton Kershaw.
  • The Giants are 3-10 SU in their last 13 games on the road against the Dodgers.
  • The visiting team is 2-6 SU and 1-7 against the runline in the last 8 games between the Dodgers and Giants.

Johnny Cueto will oppose Kershaw for the Giants, as the right-hander looks to find some consistency. Through his first five starts, Cueto has a 5.10 ERA and has surrendered 1.8 home runs per nine innings, a dramatic drop-off from his stellar 2.79 ERA and 0.6 HR/9 last season. In five appearances against the Dodgers last season, Cueto posted a 2.67 ERA and only surrendered one dinger.

Justin Turner has cemented himself as one of the most consistent batters in the MLB, as the third baseman has hit .433 during his current 16-game hitting streak. The Giants’ bats have been struggling all season but they really slumped against the Dodgers. During their four-game set earlier this season, the Giants hit just .223 with 25 strikeouts and eight walks.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Los Angeles was a -235 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.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.9-2.7 victory 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

14-12 Los Angeles battles the Giants, currently with a 9-17 mark. 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. 6 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the San Francisco Giants sit at No. 29 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Los Angeles owns the No. 17 ranking for hits at 8.27 per game. By contrast, the San Francisco Giants are rated No. 25 in the same category at 7.81 per game.

San Francisco brings the No. 20-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Dodgers's No. 1-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

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

Next Betting Matchups

San Francisco at Los Angeles, Tuesday, May 2nd