Giants vs. Dodgers Prediction

MLB Predictions: Will Dodgers earn series split vs. Giants? 4/1/18

Will the Los Angeles Dodgers earn a series split against their hated rivals, the San Francisco Giants, on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball at 8:37 p.m. ET?

Game Snapshot

(957) San Francisco Giants at (958) Los Angeles Dodgers

Sunday, April 1, 2018

TV: ESPN, 8:37 p.m. ET

Likely Pitching Matchup: Chris Stratton vs. Rich Hill

CURRENT ODDS

According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Dodgers are -180 money line favorites to beat the Giants, who are +188 on the money line to pull off the upset. The total, meanwhile, sits at 7.5 runs.

LINE MOVEMENT

The Dodgers are -180 money line favorites after their odds hit the board at -185. The Giants, meanwhile, opened as +160 money line underdogs but their odds climbed slightly to +162. As for the total, it opened at 7.5 and that’s where it currently sits.

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PUBLIC BETTING INFORMATION

As of this writing, 74% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Dodgers to win on the money line. Meanwhile, 51% of the betting tickets are on the under.

OUR PREDICTION

Stratton usually keeps the ball in the yard but he issues too many walks. The Dodgers have come out of the gates slow offensively but the Giants aren’t exactly stinging the ball either (they’ve scored just two runs combined in their first three games and were shut out on Saturday night). Hill struggles with lefties, which normally was a problem against the left-handed heavy Giants’ lineup. That said, the new-look G-Men only have three lefty regulars and shouldn’t cause much damage. I don’t expect the Giants to suddenly find their offensive stroke. I’ll lay the 1.5 on the runline with the Dodgers.

 

SUNDAY MLB PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES DODGERS -1.5

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