Opening Moneyline: Giants +110 / Dodogers -130 O/U 7 runs
Game Time: Not only did the Giants beat the Dodgers last night, but they have also won 3 in a row against their hated NL West rivals and they took over first place in the division with the Rockies losing. The Dodgers are 5-5 in their last 10 games, but have lost 4 of 5, and they trail the Giants by 4 games in the division. San Francisco will likely have to get a solid pitching performance tonight, as they only rank 29th in the Majors in runs scored.
In last night’s game San Francisco’s Cody Ross hit a 3-run HR in the 9th inning to beat the Dodgers 8-5.
This season the Giants have an Over/Under record of 17-21-3 and a runline W/L record of 13-28 and the Dodgers have an O/U record of 20-20-3 and a runline record of 20-23.
The Dodgers are only 11-13 at home this season while the Giants are 13-14 on the road.
On the hill for the Giants tonight is LHP Madison Bumgarner (0-6 4.25 ERA), who has not got much run support this season and in his last outing went 6 innings giving up 3 earned runs in a loss to the Cubs. Tonight’s Dodgers’ starter RHP Chad Billingsley (2-3 3.36 ERA) is also not getting any help from the offense and in his last outing he did not give up any earned runs in 8 innings and still took a loss facing the Diamondbacks.
You want to talk about no run support? Billingsley has an ERA of 1.64 in his last 3 starts and he has 3 losses in those games. He has won 4 straight home starts against the Giants and the Dodgers are only 4-9 in their last 13 games against teams with a winning record with him on the mound.
Bumgarner is looking for his first win in 9 starts this season and he is 1-1 with an ERA of 5.06 in 2 career starts against the Dodgers. The Giants are 0-5 in his last 5 road starts.
Dodgers’ OF Andre Ethier (.325 4 HR 21 RBI) had his 30-game hitting streak snapped earlier in the month and he has struggled since going 0/17 in his last 5 games.
In some betting trends for this NL West matchup:
San Francisco is 1-4 in their last 5 road games, 0-4 in their last 4 road games against a right-handed starter, and has an Under record of 9-4-1 in their last 14 road games.
L.A. is 2-5 in their last 7 home games, 4-0 in their last 4 home games against a left-handed starter, and has an Under record of 4-0 in their last 4 home games.
In the last 6 games between these 2 rivals the Over record if 4-0-2.
Our Selection : Billingsley has been outstanding at home this season with a 1.24 ERA and a 0.69 WHIP. However, LA is only 1-2 in his Dodger Stadium starts. The Dodgers did get 5 runs last night in a losing cause but were held to a total of 5 runs in their previous 4 games. San Francisco starter Bumgarner like Billingsley has received little run support, but the Giants are hitting the ball well and we expect them to get enough to get the win here tonight. Take the Giants +110 at Bodog where you can bet on sports and play poker (including US players).
San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 5-19
The Giants beat the Dodgers last night 8-5 and are 7-3 in their last 10 games. Bodog has the Dodgers as a -130 favorite tonight facing a Giants pitcher that has yet to win this season.
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