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(2-0) San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (0-2)
Date: Sunday, April 1, 2018
Time: 8:38 PM ET
Venue: Dodgers Stadium, Los Angeles California
Projected Pitchers: Chris Stratton (R) vs. Rich Hill (L)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Los Angeles (-177)
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Los Angeles -1.5 (+110)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 7.5
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Closing up their four-game series, Los Angeles will be throwing out veteran Rich Hill to oppose the young righty Chris Stratton. Los Angeles opened up as (-216) money line favorites, but the line has experienced some action dropping to (-177).
San Francisco Giants
The young-gun Stratton posted some mediocre numbers in 13 games for San Francisco last year, while posting a 3.68 ERA and 4.01 FIP. Now slotted in the starting rotation from the get-go, Stratton will have the opportunity to prove why he was a first-round selection.
Last year he didn’t overwhelm with strikeouts posting a 7.82 K/9, while he somewhat struggled giving up walks with a 4.30 BB/9. What he did well was limit the long ball with a HR/9 of .77 and HR/FB ratio of 10.0%, while stranding base runners with a 77.8% LOB%.
San Francisco’s lineup has had good success hitting for average (28 hits) against Hill with a slash line of .301/.369/.419 in 93 at-bats. They have only been able to knock in six runs, while they have a walk-to-strikeout ratio of 9:19.
Los Angeles Dodgers
It was the first time in a while we saw almost a full season out of the 38 year old Rich Hill who reminded us why he has been a coveted pitcher in the past. In 25 starts, he posted a sparkling 3.32 ERA and 3.72 FIP.
Last year, Hill was a strikeout machine posting an 11.01 K/9 while keeping the walks low with a 3.25 BB/9. He was also stingy with the home runs posting a 1.19 HR/9. It was a solid season where he did everything right, his problem has always been his health.
If he can remain healthy, there is no reason not to believe he couldn’t replicate his season from a year ago.
Los Angeles’ lineup has a very tiny sample size versus Stratton only facing him 14 times with a slash line of .286/.353/.643 to go with four hits, two walks and two strikeouts.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- SF are 2-6 in their last 8 Sun. games.
- SF are 19-39 in their last 58 road games.
- Under is 6-2-1 in SF last 9 road games.
- LAD are 58-24 in their last 82 home games.
- LAD are 8-16 ATS in their last 24 games playing SF.
- UNDER is 5-0 in LAD last 5 games when playing at home against SF.
Free San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Prediction: Los Angeles’ pitching carries them to victory
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Under 7.5
Both teams have been struggling to get hits in bunches, while the under is becoming the consistent play when these two rivals face off. Need to see more from Stratton before I feel comfortable backing him. I’ll ride with the under in what should be a low scoring contest.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Los Angeles 4 – San Francisco 3
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