San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 9/28/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (87-68) at San Francisco Giants (81-74)
MLB Baseball: Monday, September 28, 2015 at 10:15 pm (AT&T Park)
Z Greinke (18-3) (1.69) vs. J Peavy (7-6) (3.83)
The Line: San Francisco Giants / Los Angeles Dodgers --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers face off on Monday in game one National League West rivalry game.
The San Francisco Giants are six games behind the Dodgers with seven games left but if they aren’t in the post season this year the injuries down the stretch were their undoing. The Giants are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 44-30 at home, and they will finish in second place in the NL West. As a team the Giants are hitting .269 with Buster Posey hitting .323, Matt Duffy hitting .299, and Brandon Belt hitting .280. The Giants pitching staff has an ERA of 3.71 with the starters at 3.93 and the bullpen at 3.29. For game one against the Dodgers the Giants start Jake Peavy who has allowed 92 hits and 42 earned runs while striking out 72 over 98.2 innings for a 7-6 record and a 3.83 ERA.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers should go to the post-season as the NL West champs but they aren’t finishing the season with much positive momentum. The Dodgers are 3-7 in their last 10 games and 35-42 on the road. As a team the Dodgers are hitting .250 with Andre Ethier hitting .295, Howie Kendrick hitting .292, and Adrian Gonzalez hitting .275. The Dodgers pitching staff has an ERA of 3.45 with the starters at 3.24 and the bullpen at 3.90. For game one against the Giants the Dodgers start Zack Greinke who has allowed 140 hits and 38 earned runs while striking out 185 over 207.2 innings for an 18-3 record and a 1.65 ERA.
San Francisco is 22-8 in their last 30 home games, 0-5 against a team with a winning record, and 9-4 in Peavy’s last 13 starts. Los Angeles is 6-2 against a team with a winning record, 1-4 against a right-handed starter, and 4-1 in Greinke’s last five road starts. Los Angeles has lost their last six games in San Francisco.
I am not expecting much scoring in this one so my free pick is going to be under the total.