Dodgers vs. Giants - 8/24/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (68-57) at Los Angeles Dodgers (70-55)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
J Cueto (14-3) (2.90) vs. R Hill (9-3) (2.25)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -116 / San Francisco Giants +106 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers play game two of their series Wednesday night on ESPN.
The San Francisco Giants could use a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Giants have allowed 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The San Francisco Giants have an ERA of 3.77 and have lost seven of their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Denard Span leads San Francisco with 126 hits, Brandon Belt has 62 RBI and Brandon Crawford has 11 home runs. Johnny Cueto gets the nod, and he’s 14-3 with a 2.90 ERA and 152 strikeouts this season. Cueto is 4-5 with a 3.06 ERA and 59 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Dodgers have scored 31 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Dodgers offense has caught fire recently, and they’ve won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring more than three runs. Corey Seager leads Los Angeles with 158 hits, Adrian Gonzalez has 73 RBI and Justin Turner has 23 home runs. Rich Hill takes the hill, and he’s 9-3 with a 2.25 ERA and 90 strikeouts this season. Hill is 2-1 with a 3.18 ERA and 28 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The Giants are 1-4 in their last 5 Wednesday games and 16-5 in Cuetos last 21 starts. The Dodgers are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 1-6 in their last 7 Wednesday games. The Giants are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Giants need a win big time in order to get out of their slump and now have their ace on the hill. We're getting plus money with one of the better pitchers in baseball. Sounds good to me. Not to mention Hill is fresh off the DL and has yet to pitch since coming over from Oakland. San Fran and plus money is a solid bet.