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2018 MLB Season
(2-5) Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants (3-3)
Date: Sunday, April 8
Time: 4:05 PM ET
Venue: AT&T Park, San Francisco Giants
Projected Pitchers: Clayton Kershaw vs. Ty Blach
MLB Moneyline Odds: Los Angeles -201
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Los Angeles -1.5 (-135)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: Off
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Los Angeles Dodgers
Kershaw wasn’t his normal Cy Young self against the Arizona Diamondbacks going six innings giving up two earned runs off of four hits while striking out six and walking one. You normally can’t complain about an outing like that, but when you’ve been as good as Kershaw has you start to nitpick.
It was noted that his velocity was down a tad while Arizona was able to jack two home runs off of him. He is still one of the best pitchers around, and even if he is due for some regression, he is still as elite as they come.
Los Angeles’ lineup hasn’t had too much success against Blach posting a slash line of .231/.308/.291 while hitting five extra-base hits and eight RBI in 117 at-bats. At least they have a solid BB/K ratio of 13:15.
Their lineup has been dismal to start the season only slashing .202/.263/.286 while hitting 13 extra-base hits and 19 RBI in their first seven games.
San Francisco Giants
Blach was probably on some kind of high being able to out-duel Kershaw in his first start of the year, but that high obviously didn’t wear off as he was torched in his second outing against Seattle. He was only able to make it 4.1 inning giving up six runs off of 10 hits to go along with two walks and two strikeouts.
He’ll really need to be on his A-game in this rematch as he won’t have the unfamiliarity factor against Los Angeles. It will be encouraging to see Blach go a little deeper into games now that his body is starting to get used to the grind.
San Francisco’s lineup has really struggled against Kershaw owning a porous slash line of .205/.244/.272 while smacking 22 extra-base hits and 33 RBI in 541 at-bats. Even worse is they have a BB/K ratio of just 26 walks compared to 138 strikeouts.
Their lineup has been so-so to start the season slashing .234/.285/.386 to go with 14 extra-base hits, but only 15 RBI in their first six contests.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 7-2 in LAD last 9 overall.
- Under is 9-3-2 in LAD last 14 road games.
- SF are 2-7 in their last 9 Sun. games.
- SF are 6-2 in their last 8 home games.
- Under is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings.
- Under is 24-7-2 in Kershaws last 33 starts vs. SF.
Free Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Prediction: Kershaw owns San Francisco again
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Total Under
Not much is going on with these lineups, while these pitchers have had great success against them. The under is the trend pick here.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Los Angeles 3 – San Francisco 2
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