Dodgers vs. Giants Friday Prediction
One of the oldest and best rivalries in baseball will be renewed tonight when the Los Angeles Dodgers visit the San Francisco Giants at 10:15 p.m. ET. Will Game 1 be low-scoring with both offenses struggling to some degree?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, April 27, 2018
10:15 p.m. ET, AT&T Park
TV: LAD (SNLA); SF (NBCBA)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbook YouWager currently list the Dodgers as a -141 favorite. As of this writing, 67% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Dodgers to beat the Giants on the money line. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Dodgers’ Ryu wins his third consecutive start
Hyun-Jin Ryu allowed just two hits and three walks over seven scoreless innings while striking out eight batters Saturday against the Nationals.
Ryu has posted three consecutive quality starts, posting a 3-0 record with a 0.95 ERA, six hits, four walks and 25 strikeouts over 19 innings during the impressive span. The southpaw will look to continue his winning ways in his next scheduled start in a favorable matchup against Derek Holland and the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday.
Giants’ Holland ho-hum vs. Angels in last start
Derek Holland allowed four earned runs, five hits and a walk with six strikeouts over six innings in a loss on the road against the Angels on Saturday. Holland threw 66 of his 100 pitches for strikes, but he slipped to 0-3 while his ERA rose to 4.98. The Giants are 0-4 in his four outings this season and the San Francisco offense has posted a total of eight runs of support for him. He'll try to get back into the win column in Friday's scheduled start against Hyun-Jin Ryu and the Dodgers.
MLB Betting Trends
The Mets are 7-2 in their last nine games coming off a loss and are 6-1 in their last seven games versus a left-handed starter.
The Giants are 0-4 in Holland’s four starts and are 1-5 in their last six games versus divisional opponents regardless of who is on the mound.
These two teams are under machines for bettors. The under is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams, is 4-1-1 in Ryu’s last six starts against the Giants, and is 3-1-1 in his last five road outings versus San Francisco. The under is also 4-1 in the Giants’ last five games overall, is 5-2 in their last seven games against the rest of the National League West, and is 9-3-1 in Ryu’s last 13 road starts versus a team with a losing record.
MLB Prediction: Dodgers/Giants under 8