Giants at Dodgers - 4/17/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (7-5) at Los Angeles Dodgers (7-5)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 8:05 pm (Dodger Stadium)
J Samardzija (1-0) (3.38) vs. Kenta Maeda (1-0) (0.00)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -124 / San Francisco Giants +114 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers play a rubber game Sunday night on ESPN.
The San Francisco Giants look for some consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Giants continue to score runs by the truckload, producing four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The San Francisco Giants now just need to get their pitching staff in order, as they’ve allowed a combined 31 runs in their last four games. Offensively, Angel Pagan leads San Francisco with 16 hits, Hunter Pence has 10 RBI and Brandon Belt has three home runs. Jeff Samardzija gets the ball, and he’s 1-0 with a 3.38 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. Samardzija is 1-2 with a 4.91 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers hope to end up winning their third series of the season. The Dodgers pitching staff continues to lead the way, as they’ve allowed no more than four runs in five straight games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have also won 12 of their last 13 regular season games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Adrian Gonzalez leads Los Angeles with 16 hits, Enrique Hernandez has eight RBI and Yasiel Puig has two triples. Kenta Maeda takes the hill, and he’s 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA and eight strikeouts this season. This will be Maeda’s first career game against the Giants.
The Giants are 5-1 in their last 6 Sunday games and 0-4 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series. The Dodgers are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 70-32 in their last 102 home games. The Giants are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Dodgers have been really consistent pitching wise and Maeda was one of the better pitches for them so far this season. The Giants also don't have the best recent history in Los Angeles and nearly blew their victory Saturday night. I like the Dodgers to get the victory at home.