San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 6/12/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (33-29) at San Francisco Giants (36-26)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 8:35 pm (AT&T Park)
Julio Urias (0-1) (6.94) vs. J Peavy (2-6) (6.41)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -118 / Los Angeles Dodgers +108 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
Sunday evening at AT&T Park, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants will be closing out their weekend series.
This will be the third game of the set. On Friday in the opener, the Dodgers took a close 3-2 victory. In Saturday’s game, it was the Giants’ turn to eke out a one-run win, this one 5-4 and taking 10 innings to get a final result.
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For Sunday’s game, the Dodgers will be whipping out left-hander Julio Urias. In his three games and 0-1 record this year, Urias has managed a 6.94 ERA with a 1.89 WHIP in 11.2 innings. Urias has been playing better with every start this year, and will match up well against the Giants, even though he’s on an 80-90 pitch limit right now.
There’s a lot of dormant talent looming in the Los Angeles batting order. Corey Seager is way out front on 68 hits, 40 runs, 14 homers and 35 RBI. Adrian Gonzalez has 61 hits with 22 runs and 31 RBI. Gonzalez blasted a solo homer on Saturday. Chase Utley has also played fairly well on 52 hits with 35 runs and 20 RBI.
Jake Peavy will be getting the call for the Giants on Sunday. Over 12 starts and a 2-6 record, Peavy holds a 6.41 ERA with a 1.56 WHIP in 60.1 innings. Last Sunday in his most recent appearance, Peavy was beat up by the Cardinals on four earned across five innings of work.
The San Francisco hitters don’t have a lot of power behind them, but they’re pretty well-rounded otherwise. Brandon Belt has been consistent with 61 hits, 29 runs and 29 RBI. Denard Span is in there as well with 61 hits, 26 runs and 23 RBI. Brandon Crawford has hit safely 55 times with 23 runs and 33 RBI. Crawford went 1-for-2 with an RBI on Saturday.
The Dodgers are 35-17 in their last 52 game threes of a series, and 35-17 in their last 52 Sunday games as well. Los Angeles is also 5-3 in their last eight overall, and 5-2 in their last seven games versus a right-handed starter.
Meanwhile, the Giants are 6-1 in their last seven games against a left-handed starter, and 7-2 in their last nine during game three of a series. San Francisco is also 11-3 in Peavy’s last 14 home starts, and 6-2 in Peavy’s last eight starts during game three of a series.
I feel like Urias will take another step forward here, and he should be able to control the Giants hitters. Give me L.A. for the win.