Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants - 9/2/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (69-63) at Los Angeles Dodgers (74-57)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
M Leake (9-6) (3.53) vs. C Kershaw (11-6) (2.24)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -221 / San Francisco Giants +204 --- Over/Under: 6 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angele Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants face off on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium for game three of their MLB series.
The Los Angeles Dodgers extended their lead in the National League West as they beat the Giants on Tuesday. Joc Pederson hit a home run and Adrian Gonzalez, Scott Van Slyke, and A.J. Ellis each had two hits as the Dodgers scored two runs on nine hits. Starting pitcher Zack Greinke allowed five hits and a run while striking out five over 7.1 innings to get the win and raise his record to 15-3 for the season and Kenley Jansen earned his 28th save. For Wednesday’s game the Dodgers start Clayton Kershaw who has allowed 134 hits and 46 earned runs while striking out 236 over 185 innings for an 11-6 record and a 2.24 ERA.
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The San Francisco Giants took a hit to their post-season hopes as they lost to the Dodgers on Tuesday. Buster Posey, Brandon Belt, and Matt Duffy each has hits as the Dodgers scored one run on five hits. Starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner allowed eight hits and two runs while striking out eight over 7.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 16-7 for the season. For Wednesday’s game the Giants start Mike Leake who has allowed 15 hits and seven runs while striking out 15 over 18.2 innings for a 0-1 record and a 3.38 ERA since being traded to the Giants.
Los Angeles is 8-1 in their last nine games, 6-1 following a win, and 50-22 in Kershaw’s last 72 home starts. San Francisco is 7-4 against the NL West, 5-17 as a road underdog, and they have lost their last five games. San Francisco is 3-8 in their last 11 games in Los Angeles.
While it’s Kershaw at home I have to take a chance at the big price on Leake and the Giats to salvage a win.