Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants - 8/31/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (69-61) at Los Angeles Dodgers (72-57)
MLB Baseball: Monday, August 31, 2015 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
J Peavy (4-6) (4.21) vs. Br Anderson (8-8) (3.42)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -145 / San Francisco Giants +135 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: MLB Network
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants face off on Monday at Dodger Stadium for game one of their MLB series of National League West rivals.
The Los Angeles Dodgers continue to lead the National League West as every time they appear to be fading, they rally and extend their lead again. The Dodgers are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 44-21 at home, and they lead the Giants by 3.5 games in the NL West standings. As a team the Dodgers are hitting .254 with Andre Ethier hitting .299, Howie Kendrick hitting .296, and Adrian Gonzalez hitting .286. The Dodgers pitching staff has an ERA of 3.43 with the starters at 3.14 and the bullpen at 4.07. For game one against the Giants the Dodgers start Brett Anderson who has allowed 153 hits and 55 earned runs while striking out 99 over 147.1 innings for an 8-8 record and a 3.36 ERA.
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The San Francisco Giants are on the outside looking in at the post-season as they look to make their move in the final month of the season. The Giants are 4-6 in their last 10 games, 31-34 on the road, and they are 3.5 games behind the Dodgers in the NL West and 5.5 games behind the Cubs in the National League Wildcard race. As a team the Giants are hitting .268 with Buster Posey hitting .317, Joe Panik hitting .309, and Matt Duffy hitting .302. The Giants pitching staff has an ERA of 3.69 with the starters at 3.93 and the bullpen at 3.21. For game one at Los Angeles the Giants start Jake Peavy who has allowed 68 hits and 32 earned runs while striking out 49 over 68.1 innings for a 4-6 record and a 4.21 ERA.
Los Angeles is 5-1 in their last six games, 55-24 in their last 79 home games, and 1-5 in Anderson’s last six starts against a team with a winning record. San Francisco is 7-1 in their last eight games against the National League West, 1-6 in their last seven games as an underdog, and 2-7 in Peavy’s last nine road starts. San Francisco is 5-1 in their last six games against Los Angeles.
The Giants just have the Dodgers number and the close we get to the Fall the better bet the Giants are and they are my pick here.