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(22-17) L.A. Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants (16-24)
Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2016
Time: 10:15 PM ET
Venue: AT&T Park San Francisco, California
Projected Pitchers: Rich Hill vs. Ty Blache
MLB Moneyline Odds: Dodgers -161 / Giants +145
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 7.5
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The Dodgers have lost two in a row and they are in 2nd place in the NL West 2 games back of the Colorado Rockies.
The Giants are suddenly hot winners of 4 in a row and 5 of their last 6 games. With their recent solid play they have climbed out of the basement of the NL West and they are now in 4th place in the division 8.5 games back of Colorado.
The Giants beat the Dodgers in the first game of this series 8-4.
This season the Dodgers rank 6th in the Majors in runs scored and 1st in team ERA.
While L.A. leads the Majors in team ERA they have given up a total of 17 runs in losing their last two games.
In their loss to the Giants in the first game of this series the Dodgers only scored four runs with 3 coming in the top of the 9th.
Starter Brandon McCarthy took the loss and he was lit up for 6 earned runs in only five innings of work.
Rich Hill (1-1 3.38 ERA) goes for the Dodgers tonight and in his last start he gave up 2 earned runs in only 3 innings in a 3-1 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. That start was in mid April and he has missed the last few starts with a blister.
In 8 career starts facing San Francisco Hill is 3-2 with an ERA of 2.70.
Hill only has 2 starts this season where he has gone 8 innings and has given up 3 earned runs. L.A. has lost 4 of his last 5 starts facing teams from the NL West.
This season the Dodgers are 9-11 on the road.
San Francisco Giants
This season the Giants rank 28th in the Majors in runs scored and 24th in team ERA.
In their win over the Dodgers in Game 1 of this series the Giants scored 8 runs on 10 hits and they scored 4 runs in the 4th inning. Starter Matt Cain picked up his 3rd win of the season going 6 innings and only giving up 1 run on 5 hits.
The Giants have outscored their opponents 22-10 in their 4-game win streak.
Ty Blach (0-2 4.88 ERA) went 7 innings in his last start giving up two earned runs in a 3-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. That start was a little better than his last one where he was tagged up for 10 runs in only 3 innings in a 14-2 loss to the Reds as well.
Blach is making his 5th start of the season, as he has taken the spot in the rotation for the injured Madison Bumgarner. In three career appearances, including 2 starts, facing the Dodgers he is 1-1 with an ERA of only 1.13.
San Francisco has lost Blach’s last 4 starts.
This season the Giants are 10-9 at home.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Dodgers are 4-0 in their last 4 road games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Dodgers are 12-5 in their last 17 overall.
- Dodgers are 6-1 in their last 7 games following a loss.
- Giants are 4-0 in their last 4 overall.
- Giants are 4-0 in their last 4 home games.
- Giants are 16-7 in their last 23 home games vs. a left-handed starter.
Free L.A. Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Prediction:
All good things must come to an end and the Giants win streak will come to an end in this game.
The Dodgers have won their last 4 games facing a left hand starter, which Blach is, and that trend will continue in this game, as they will get the W and even this series at a game apiece.
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I think Hill will have a decent outing, but the Dodgers lineup will get to Blach and the total will go Over.
MLB Free Score Prediction: L.A. 6 – San Francisco 3
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