Giants vs. Dodgers Pick
The Dodgers are a massive -300 favorite to win on the moneyline according to sports book Bovada.lv. The Giants are a +250 underdog and the over-under is set at 7. Los Angeles is -135 on the -1.5 runline, while San Francisco is +115 on the +1.5 runline.
On the mound for San Francisco will be Chris Stratton (3-3, 3.94 ERA), while Los Angeles is going with ace lefty Clayton Kershaw (17-4, 2.26). Stratton carries a 1.48 WHIP with 42 strikeouts over 48 innings. He allowed two earned runs on five hits with four strikeouts and a walk over six innings in a 7-2 home win over the Diamondbacks his last start. Stratton has a 4.57 ERA in 21 2/3 home innings. Kershaw has a 0.93 ERA with 194 strikeouts over 163 innings. He surrendered four earned runs on four hits with six strikeouts and two walks over six innings in a 4-3 loss at the Phillies his last outing. Kershaw has a 2.72 ERA in 82 2/3 home innings.
The Giants enter with a 61-94 record and are 25-52 on the road, while the Dodgers are 98-57 and 53-24 at home. Los Angeles has won seven of the last 10 meetings and the total has gone under in six of those games including the last three.
Saturday night saw San Francisco post a 2-1 victory as Madison Bumgarner threw 7 2/3 innings and allowed one earned run with five strikeouts against a Dodgers lineup that included many backups. Gorkys Hernandez went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a walk and two runs. Denard Span was 3-for-4 with an RBI, while Buster Posey finished 2-for-4 with an RBI. Sam Dyson earned his 14th save. Austin Barnes hit a solo home run for the Dodgers. Hyun-Jin Ryu gave up one earned run in 2 1/3 innings to take the loss.
Kershaw was cruising .at Philadelphia his last start until he ran into trouble in the sixth, giving up a grand slam. He's still one of the top two pitchers in baseball and will almost certainly show that against a weak Giants lineup. The Dodgers should have many of their regulars going in this one and should roll against Stratton.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES DODGERS RL -135