Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants - 4/16/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (6-4) at Los Angeles Dodgers (6-4)
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: CSN BA; Sportsnet LA
The San Francisco Giants will face off against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Saturday in game two of their three game series.
The San Francisco Giants have now lost three games in a row and will look to stop the skid on Saturday when they hand the ball to Johnny Cueto. Cueto is 2-0 with an ERA of 4.50 this season. The Giants Angel Pagan has had a hot start to the season with 15 hits, 13 runs scored and a batting average of .385. Brandon Belt has three home runs on the season and Hunter Pence has 10 RBI’s despite his batting average being only .238. The Giants also have the best hitting catcher in baseball in Buster Posey who is batting a robust .290 despite having gone 0-8 in his last two games.
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On Saturday the Los Angeles Dodgers turn the ball over to Scott Kazmir who struggled his last time out. Kazmir has been up and down this season dazzling in his first start against the Padres and getting rocked in his second start facing the Giants. The Dodgers will be hoping Kazmir can bounce back here. Enrique Hernandez had a huge night on Friday with 3 hits and 2 home runs. Yasiel Puig is having a great start to the season hitting .360 with fifteen hits, one home run and 8 runs scored. Adrian Gonzalez has the most hits of any Dodger with sixteen and has 8 RBI's on the season.
The Giants are 6-13 in their last 19 against a left handed starter, the over is 8-3 in Giants last 11 road games, and the over is 4-1 in the Giants last five against a left handed starter.
The Dodgers are 1-4 in last 5 against a team with a winning record, the under is 5-1 in the Dodgers last 6 overall, and the under is 7-3 in last 10 meetings between these two teams.
Both Cueto and Kazmir were hit hard last time they faced off against each other just over a week ago in San Francisco. Cueto recovered well and got the win after giving up five in the first, is a battler who generally gives his team a great chance to win when on the mound. Getting the Giants and Cueto at this price looks a solid play for me here and I am taking the Giants to get the win.