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(91-68) Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants (84-75)
Date: Saturday October 1, 2016
Time: 4:05 PM ET
Venue: AT&T Park, San Francisco, California
Projected Pitchers: Clayton Kershaw vs. TBA (As of 1:40am Saturday AM)
MLB Moneyline Odds: N/A
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: N/A
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It’s pretty simple, if the San Francisco Giants want to make it into the postseason, they can not risk losing a game to the Dodgers. If you are thinking the Dodgers are going to put things on cruise and coast through the last weekend of the regular season, think again. Los Angeles will put their Ace Clayton Kershaw on the hill for game two Saturday afternoon.
San Francisco Giants
The Giants are saying they know who will be on the mound Saturday, but if they do they are keeping it to themselves. It will more than likely be either Albert Suarez who is 3-5 with a 4.29 ERA or Ty Blach, 0-0 with an ERA of 2.00. They both participated in batting practice with the starters before the start of the game on Wednesday. If you like sticking to the numbers, southpaw Ty Blach would make more sense due to the fact that the Dodgers have the worst OPS against lefties in the big leagues. The down side is that Blach has yet to go more than three innings in any of his 3 starts this season.
Suarez last pitched against the Padres on September 23 when he gave up three runs off of five hits in only four innings. He has made 22 appearances this season with 12 starts and will more than likely get the nod on Saturday.
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Los Angeles Dodgers are already locked into facing the Washington Nations in the National League Divisional Series, so one would think their isn’t much for the Dodgers to play for. If they weren’t going up against their hated rival San Francisco Giants with a Wild Card spot on the line, that might have been the case.
Saturday’s game will be one more warm up for Clayton Kershaw before the postseason begins. Despite being one of the best, if not the best in the game today, he has had some difficulties in the playoffs during his career. This year could be different though due to the stretch of time he missed recovering from mid season back surgery. In his four starts since his return, Kershaw has a 0.83 ERA. He will enter the postseason with under 150 innings which is pretty fresh compared to over 230 in two of the last three years.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Los Angeles is 6-0 in Kershaw’s last six starts against the Giants.
- The under is 7-1-1 in the last 9 starts for Kershaw on the road.
- San Francisco is 2-6 during their last 8 games at home against a team with a record over .500.
- The Giants are 1-4 in their last 5 against a team with a winning record
Free Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Prediction:
The Giants can not afford to lose if they want to play past this weekend and the Dodgers would love to be the team to end the season for San Francisco. In reality, one loss should be enough to bring an end to 2016 for the Giants, so it’s all or nothing.
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Part of me wants to say the Dodgers will not play the majority of their starters, so San Francisco is the team to roll the dice with. However, Los Angeles will have plenty of rest before they start playing in the postseason after this series, and their is one more minor detail, Kershaw the Giant slayer will be on the mound.
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