MLB Prediction: Giants vs Dodgers
Major League Baseball betting sees the San Francisco Giants taking on the L.A. Dodgers on Wednesday September 2nd at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all MLB season long so stay tuned for more FREE MLB baseball predictions.
San Francisco Giants (69-63) at L.A. Dodgers (74-57)
Date: Wednesday September 2nd
Time: 10:10 PM
Venue: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
MLB Betting Lines: San Francisco Giants +210, L.A. Dodgers -250
MLB Betting Total: 6
Probable Pitchers: San Francisco: Mike Leake (9-6, 3.53 ERA) Los Angeles: Clayton Kershaw (11-6, 2.24 ERA)
The Giants and Dodgers meet for the 2nd game of a 3-game set and the Dodgers are looking to get the sweep tonight after winning the first 2 games of the series.
They have extended their lead in the NL West, as they now are 5.5 games up on the Giants.
Time is running out for the defending champion Giants, as they are not only 5.5 games out of first place in the NL West, but 6.5 games back of the last NL Wild Card spot.
The Giants will try to avoid the sweep tonight with Mike Leake on the hill, but they are HUGE road betting favorites and that is no surprise since L.A. has reigning MVP and Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw on the hill.
San Francisco Giants
The Giants have lost 4 straight and 7 of their last 10 games.
In Leake’s last start the Giants got their first win with him on the hill since coming over in a trade with the Cincinnati Reds.
San Francisco had lost his first 2 starts with the club and while they won in his last start it was his worst one going 6 innings and giving up 4 earned runs in a 5-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Leake has not lasted past the 6th inning in any of his 3 starts for San Francisco.
The Giants have only won 3 of their last 10 games facing the Dodgers in L.A.
Kershaw ranks 3rd in the NL in ERA and the Dodgers won in his last outing after losing in his previous 2 starts. However, it was not his fault and he has only given up 1 earned run in each of his last 3 starts.
Kershaw will be facing a Giants’ offense that ranks 12th in the Majors in runs scored.
The Dodgers are 50-22 in Kershaw’s last 72 home starts.
The Dodgers have lost both of their games this season facing the Giants with Kershaw on the mound, but he has not faced them since May 21st.
MLB Betting Trends:
Under is 6-2-2 in SF last 10 road games.
LA are 8-1 in their last 9 Wed. games.
LA are 7-1 in their last 8 overall.
LA are 7-1 in their last 8 games on grass.
Under is 20-5-2 in Kershaws last 27 starts vs. SF.
SF are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings in Los Angeles.
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The Dodgers are at home with their Ace on the hill and that spells a loss for the Giants.
MLB Baseball Score Prediction: L.A. 4- San Francisco 1
The Giants will finish off the sweep tonight behind another great outing from Kershaw.
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