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Giants Have Been Blowing it in LA

We got exactly what we expected from Mad Bum and Kershaw last night but the pitching matchup in Game 2 of the Giants-Dodgers series tonight is sneaky good as Johnny Cueto (16-5, 2.86 ERA) takes on Rich Hill (12-4, 2.06 ERA) at Dodger Stadium.

  • The Giants are 2-9 in their last 11 games on the road against the Dodgers.
  • The Dodgers are 5-1 in their last 6 games against teams with winning records.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of the Giants' last 9 games as an ML underdog of 135 or less.

Hill was limited by blisters when he first arrived with the Dodgers but in his last three starts he has looked like the pitcher they traded for, going 2-1 with a 1.91 ERA. The veteran lefty went six strong innings, allowing no runs and five hits, the only other time he faced the Giants this season.

Cueto has been masterful this season and has been especially good lately as he’s allowed two or fewer runs in all but one of his last six starts. The Dominican has made four starts against the Dodgers this year and is 2-1 with a 3.18 ERA and 29 strikeouts.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Los Angeles was a -153 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 7.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.5-2.6 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

The Los Angeles Dodgers bring a 85-65 record to the battle against the 79-71 Giants. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs San Francisco injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Los Angeles Dodgers rated this week at No. 7 and the San Francisco Giants sitting at No. 11.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles Dodgers No. 16 ranked offense (4.45 runs per game) against a San Francisco Giants defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 5 at 3.95 runs allowed per game. The Los Angeles Dodgers have been averaging 8.45 hits per game, less than the San Francisco Giants have managed so far this season (8.79 hits on average).

San Francisco brings the No. 5-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Dodgers's No. 4-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

M Bumgarner did his job in a losing cause last time out against Los Angeles, striking out 10 in a 2-1 loss on Monday at Dodger Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • San Francisco is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of San Francisco's last 17 games
  • San Francisco is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
  • San Francisco is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • LA Dodgers is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • LA Dodgers is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of LA Dodgers's last 13 games
  • LA Dodgers is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

San Francisco at Los Angeles, Wednesday, September 21st