San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers 9/12/14 MLB Pick and Odds
Los Angeles Dodgers (83-63) at San Francisco Giants (81-65)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 12, 2014 at 10:15 pm (AT&T Park)
Hyun-Jin Ryu (L) (14-6) (3.159) vs. Madison Bumgarner (L) (17-9) (3.015)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -129 / Los Angeles Dodgers +119 --- Over/Under: 6 See the Latest Odds
The San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers face off on Friday in San Francisco in game one of a pivotal matchup of the top two team in the NL West.
The San Francisco Giants continue to chase the Los Angeles Dodgers for the National League West crown as their mid summer swoon allowed Los Angeles to catch and pass them in the standings. The Giants are 40-33 at home, 7-3 in their last 10 games, and they have won three in a row. As a team the Giants are hitting .256 with Buster Posey hitting .306, Hunter Pence hitting .294, and Pablo Sandoval hitting .286. As a team the Giants pitching staff has an ERA of 3.43 with the starters at 3.69 and the bullpen at 2.88. For game one against the Dodgers the Giants start Madison Bumgarner who has won his last four starts. For the season Bumgarner has allowed 178 hits and 66 earned runs while striking out 199 over 197 innings for a 17-9 record and a 3.02 ERA.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers control their own destiny in the NL West but they could just as easily leave San Francisco in second place in the division. The Dodgers are 43-28 on the road, 7-3 in their last 10 games and they are coming off of a win on Wednesday. As a team the Dodgers are hitting .261 with Yasiel Puig hitting .290, Carl Crawford hitting .289, and Dee Gordon hitting .288. As a team the Dodgers pitching staff has an ERA of 3.24 with the starters at 3.07 and the bullpen at 3.59. For game one against the Giants the Dodgers start Hyun-Jin Ryu who has won five of his last six decisions. For the season Ryu has allowed 147 hits and 53 earned runs while striking out 138 over 151 innings for a 14-6 record and a 3.16 ERA.
San Francisco is 7-0 at home as a home favorite, 6-2 against the NL West, and 2-6 in Bumgarner’s last eight starts against a team with a winning record. Los Angeles is 5-1 in their last six games, 12-5 in their last 17 road games, and 4-1 in Ryu’s last five road starts. Los Angeles is 4-1 in their last five games against San Francisco.
I don’t expect a ton of scoring so my free pick is the under. My stronger pick is on the wining side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as the App.
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