Dodgers at Giants - 4/21/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (9-3) at San Francisco Giants (4-10)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 10:15 pm (AT&T Park)
Br Anderson (1-0) (3.27) vs. T Lincecum (0-1) (2.25)
The Line: San Francisco Giants +101 / Los Angeles Dodgers -111 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: SportsNet LA, CSN-BAY
The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants begin a three-game series Tuesday night.
The Los Angeles Dodgers look to build on their seven-game winning streak. The Dodgers bats have really carried the way, as they’ve produced five or more runs in six straight games. The Dodgers have won 15 straight regular season games when scoring more than three runs. Adrian Gonzalez leads LA with 23 hits and 14 RBI while Howie Kendrick and Jimmy Rollins have combined for 17 RBI. Two of the Los Angeles Dodgers three losses this season have come on the road, and this game begins a six-game road trip. Brett Anderson gets the ball, and he’s 1-0 with a 3.27 ERA and seven strikeouts this season. Anderson is 0-2 with a 5.25 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
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The San Francisco Giants really need a win after losing nine of their last 10 games. The Giants offense hasn’t been there, as they’ve produced two or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Giants have lost seven straight when scoring three or less runs. Nori Aoki leads the Giants with 20 hits and three stolen bases while Buster Posey and Brandon Crawford have combined for 13 RBI. The San Francisco Giants have just one home victory this season and have really dug themselves an early hole in the NL West. Tim Lincecum takes the hill, and he’s 0-1 with a 2.25 ERA and nine strikeouts this season. Lincecum is 9-7 with a 3.38 ERA and 152 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 41-15 in their last 56 vs. National League West and 1-4 in their last 5 road games. The Giants are 7-2 in their last 9 during game 1 of a series and 1-5 in Lincecums last 6 starts. The Dodgers are 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in San Francisco and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings overall.
If there's any series that will get the Giants out of their funk, it would be this one due to how much these teams hate one another. With Lincecum on the mound, I'll take my chances with the Giants at home for the plus money.