Giants at Dodgers - 4/16/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (6-5) at Los Angeles Dodgers (7-4)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 9:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
J Cueto (2-0) (4.50) vs. S Kazmir (1-0) (5.40)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -120 / San Francisco Giants +110 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSBA, SNLA
The San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Saturday night at Dodger Stadium.
The San Francisco Giants need a nice bounce back victory after losing four of their last six games. The Giants have allowed 28 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in four of their last five games. The San Francisco Giants are known for their quality pitching, and they simply don’t have the offensive firepower to come back when allowing opponents to score a truckload of runs. Offensively, Angel Pagan leads San Francisco with 15 hits, Hunter Pence has 10 RBI and Brandon Belt has three home runs. Johnny Cueto gets the nod, and he’s 2-0 with a 4.50 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. Cueto is 3-5 with a 3.42 ERA and 44 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers look to add to their current three-game winning streak. The Dodgers pitching staff continues to lead the way, as they’ve allowed three or less runs in eight of their 11 games. When you add the fact the Los Angeles Dodgers have scored 12 runs in their last two contests, they’re going to be very tough to beat with their pitching showing up night in and night out. Offensively, Adrian Gonzalez leads the Dodgers with 16 hits, Yasiel Puig has five RBI and Enrique Hernandez has two home runs. Scott Kazmir takes the hill, and he’s 1-0 with a 5.40 ERA and nine strikeouts this season. Kazmir is 1-1 with a 4.32 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The Giants are 34-16 in their last 50 during game 2 of a series and 4-17 in their last 21 road games vs. a team with a winning record. The Dodgers are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series and 69-32 in their last 101 home games. The Giants are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Los Angeles.
The smart bet may be to continue riding the Dodgers with the way their pitching has been, but the value is on the Giants. We're getting plus money with a top-15 pitcher in Cueto. Sports betting is all about value, especially baseball where it's a daily grind. I'll take my plus money and the better pitcher.