San Francisco Giants vs. L.A. Dodgers Total Prediction
- Updated: April 6, 2014
Time: 8 PM EST Sunday April 6, 2014 ESPN
Location: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
The L.A. Dodgers host the San Francisco Giants in a National League West match up.
In their last games: In Game 2 of this series the Giants beat the Dodgers 7-2.
In their win over the Dodgers in Game 2 the Giants scored 4 runs in the 5th inning and winning pitcher Madison Bumgarner went 6 innings giving up 2 earned runs and striking out 10.
Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
The Giants are 5-0 in their last 5 games against the Dodgers in L.A.
In the last 5 games between these 2 teams in L.A. the Over record is 3-1-1.
The Dodgers are 5-1 in their last 6 games against the Giants when Matt Cain has gotten the start.
The Dodgers are 13-2 in Greinke’s last 15 home starts.
San Francisco ranks 2nd in the Majors in runs scored, they have scored at least 7 runs in 4 of 6 games, an they have hit 9 HR.
Pitching Match Up
San Francisco Giants: Matt Cain (0-0 3.60 ERA)
L.A. Dodgers: Zach Greinke (1-0 3.60 ERA)
Money Line: Giants +140 / Dodgers -150
Run Line: L.A. Dodgers -1.5 +155
Total Line: 6.5 Over(-120)
Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
San Francisco Giants: 5-1 SU / O/U 5-1 / Run Line W/L 5-1
L.A. Dodgers: 4-3 SU / O/U 3-4 / Run Line W/L 3-4
Key Betting Trends
• SF is 4-0 in their last 4 overall.
• SF is 4-1 in their last 5 games as a road underdog.
• SF has an Over record of 8-1 in their last 9 games.
• LA is 20-7 in their last 27 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
• LA is 10-4 in their last 14 games with the total set at 6.5 or lower.
• LA has an Over record of 5-2 in their last 7 home games.
Key Player Injuries
[P] 04/02/2014 – Brian Wilson 15-day DL (3/31) ( Elbow )
[P] 03/29/2014 – Clayton Kershaw 15-day DL (3/23) ( Back )
[P] 03/27/2014 – Chad Billingsley 15-day DL (3/19) ( Elbow )
[P] 03/27/2014 – Scott Elbert 60-day DL (2/8) ( Elbow )
[P] 03/27/2014 – Onelki Garcia 60-day DL (3/14) ( Elbow )
[P] 03/28/2014 – Josh Beckett 15-day DL (3/19) ( Thumb )
[P] 03/27/2014 – Jeremy Affeldt 15-day DL (3/23) ( Knee )
[2B] 03/28/2014 – Marco Scutaro 15-day DL (3/21) ( Back )
Over/Under Total Pick:
The Giants have scored 29 runs in their first 6 games of the season but will face their toughest starter to date when Zach Greinke takes the mound for the Dodgers. The Dodgers have scored only 6 runs in the 2-game series but they have hit the ball well banging out 19 hits and may break through tonight on the scoreboard.The oddsmaker has hung a 6.5 on the board and I feel that’s on the low side.
Take Over 6.5 (-125).