|MLB Dodgers vs. Giants Picks & Predictions for Sunday, September 9|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Sunday, 09 September 2012 14:30|
Dodgers vs. Giants Free Pick
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (ATS Consultants) –This is the final game of a three-game series. The Dodgers took the game on Saturday, 3-2, while the Giants won Friday's game 5-2. Clayton Kershaw takes the mound for the Giants, while Barry Zito goes to the hill for the Giants. The opening pitch starts at 8:05pmET from AT&T Park in San Francisco.
ODDS: The oddsmakers have installed the Dodgers as a -170 favorite over the Giants. The total is 7 in most books.The Dodgers come in with a 76-66 overall record and is 64-68 Under, while the Giants are 78-62 overall and are 73-61 Over.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Dodgers opened as a -175 favorite and moved down to -170 at most books. The total started at 7 and remained there at most books.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers currently placed on tonight’s game, 51% of public bettors favor the Giants. These numbers are subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the “Public Betting” link available in this paragraph to get the most up-to-date information.
MLB FREE PICK: Take San Francisco. According to latest MLB trends, Dodgers are 6-15 in their last 21 vs. National League West, 2-5 in their last 7 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30, 1-4 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record and are 1-5 in their last 6 when their opponent scores 2 runs or less in their previous game. Giants are 7-0 in their last 7 games as an underdog, 23-6 in their last 29 after scoring 2 runs or less in their previous game, 7-2 in their last 9 games following a loss, 20-6 in their last 26 when their opponent allows 2 runs or less in their previous game, 12-4 in their last 16 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5, 12-5 in their last 17 vs. National League West, 6-0 in Zito's last 6 starts, and are 8-2 in Zito's last 10 starts with 5 days of rest. The Giants are a big dog at home in this game based on the reputation of Kershaw. He's been good but his bullpen has blown games for him (last game vs. San Diego). San Fran seems to hit when Zito is on the mound. Maybe they know he's not going to shut teams down but Dodgers are hitting .238 against lefties and laying -170 on the road? Go with the home dog and Giants to win this.
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