The San Francisco Giants are in Los Angeles for a big three game series versus division rivals the LA Dodgers. This has been a fairly even series over the years but the Giants do have the slight edge of late winning 17 of the last 29 meetings.
Head to Head Trends
Giants are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in Los Angeles.
Under is 12-4-1 in Bumgarners last 17 starts vs. Dodgers.
LA Dodgers (+100)
The LA Dodgers are 1st in the National League West just 1 game ahead of the 2nd place Giants. The Dodgers have a solid offense averaging 4.57 runs per game and they also have a solid defense allowing 4.02 runs per game. At home their offense drops off a bit to 4.18 runs per game but their pitching has been outstanding at home allowing just 3.45 runs per game.
Starting for the Dodgers in this one is rookie Kenta Maeda who is 12-7 with a 3.29 ERA on the season. Maeda started off the season off on fire allowing just 1 earned run over his first 4 starts and even though he’s pitched well since it does look like he’s starting to get a little tired giving up 9 homeruns over his last 8 starts versus just 5 homeruns over his first 13 starts.
LA Dodgers Trends
Dodgers are 29-12 in their last 41 home games.
Dodgers are 2-6 in Maedas last 8 starts following a Quality Start in his last appearance.
San Francisco Giants (-110)
The San Francisco Giants are 2nd in the National League West 1 game out of 1st place. The Giants were one of the hotter teams back during the middle part of season but they haven’t really done much since winning just 11 of their last 34 games.
On the hill for the Giants today is lefty Madison Bumgarner who is 12-7 with a 2.25 ERA on the season. Bumgarner is having another great season actually he’s arguably having probably the best season of his career and now just if the Giants bats could start getting him a few more runs to get his win total up.
San Francisco Giants Trends
Giants are 5-12 in their last 17 road games.
Giants are 2-5 in Bumgarners last 7 starts.
I’m going with the San Francisco Giants over the Dodgers in this one. The Dodgers might have the slightly better offense but they don’t hit left handed pitching all that well batting just .221 on the season versus leftys and Bumgarner is one of the best left handed pitchers around.
Free Pick: San Francisco Giants -110