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The San Francisco Giants are set to face off against their divisional nemesis Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. The matchup will get going at 10:10 p.m. ET and fans can tune in to NBC Sports – Bay Area to catch the game.

San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

San Francisco (+170) is entering this one as the underdog against Los Angeles (-180) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this game at 8 runs (-105 for the over and -115 for the under). Runline odds stand at -130 for picking the Giants +1.5 runs and +110 for the Dodgers -1.5.

The Dodgers are 64-56 straight up (SU) and 53-66 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 21.4 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 12.8 units (ATS). Los Angeles has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven games and the under has hit in six of those seven. The Giants are 60-60 SU and have gone 65-54 ATS. Overall, the team’s accumulated 4.9 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 9.9 units ATS. San Francisco is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven.

Los Angeles games have an over/under record of 57-59-3 in 2018. The Giants have an over/under record of 55-60-4.

Southpaw Andrew Suarez is projected to start for San Francisco. Suarez (4-8, 4.64 ERA) has recorded 96 strikeouts in 110.2 innings so far. He has yet to face the Dodgers this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Dodgers will turn to lefty Alex Wood (7-6, 3.58 ERA) to the mound. Wood has 107 strikeouts and 30 walks to his credit, as well as a WHIP of 1.17. Wood is 1-1 with 11 strikeouts and a 2.29 ERA across three starts against San Francisco this year.

Los Angeles’ pitching staff has allowed 3.9 runs per game overall this season as a unit. The club’s starters have an ERA of 3.28, a WHIP of 1.14 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.3. The bullpen has a 3.97 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 9.5 K/9. In 52 games against divisional foes, Dodgers starters have an ERA of 3.22 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.93.

Los Angeles’ offense is putting up 4.7 runs per contest, including 4.6 per game against divisional foes and 3.8 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .257/.321/.456 over its last five games and is 1-4 SU during that span.

The Dodgers’ hitters have been led by right fielder Chris Taylor and first baseman Cody Bellinger. Taylor is slashing .249/.322/.438 with 13 home runs, 53 RBIs and 66 runs scored, while Bellinger’s line is .254/.338/.467 with 19 homers, 54 RBIs and 66 runs.

In the other dugout, San Francisco’s pitchers have allowed 4.3 runs per game and its starters own a 4.23 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 7.20 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.61, along with a WHIP of 1.35 and a K-per-9 of 8.65.

The Giants offense has slashed .250/.316/.389 on its way to 4.1 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.9 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).

Shortstop Brandon Crawford and right fielder Andrew McCutchen have paced San Francisco’s offense. Crawford is slashing .275/.346/.431 with 11 home runs, 45 RBIs and 52 runs scored, while McCutchen is slashing .255/.355/.413 with 13 homers, 49 RBIs and 58 runs scored.

The Giants have lost 0.1 units and are 24-23 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has cashed in 24 of those games, compared to 22 that’ve gone under against left-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Dodgers have lost 4.0 units and are 20-22 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over has hit in 12 of those games, compared to 29 that went under.

San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Dodgers, ATS Winner – Giants, O/U – UNDER

Betting Notes

  • San Francisco has tallied 10 extra-base hits over its last five games. Los Angeles has 17 XBH over its last five.
  • The Dodgers have dropped five of their last six games SU.
  • Los Angeles has posted 17.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 21.4 over its last five.
  • The Giants have hit five home runs in their last 10 games. The Dodgers have hit 10 over their last 10.