Dodgers vs. Giants - 8/25/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (68-58) at Los Angeles Dodgers (71-55)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
M Moore (7-10) (4.18) vs. Ross Stripling (3-4) (4.04)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -115 / San Francisco Giants +105 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Dodgers look to sweep the San Francisco Giants late Thursday night.
The San Francisco Giants need a win in order to snap a four-game losing streak. The Giants have allowed 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The San Francisco Giants have an ERA of 3.81 and have lost seven of their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Denard Span leads San Francisco with 126 hits, Buster Posey has 60 RBI and Brandon Belt has 14 home runs. Matt Moore gets the nod, and he’s 7-10 with a 4.18 ERA and 131 strikeouts this season. Moore is 1-1 with a 5.73 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers look for another win after winning six of their last nine games. The Dodgers have scored 28 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers offense continues to produce, 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 24 home runs. Ross Stripling takes the hill, and he’s 3-4 with a 4.04 ERA and 53 strikeouts this season. This will be Stripling’s second career game against the Giants.
The Giants are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 7-1 in their last 8 Thursday games. The Dodgers are 13-6 in their last 19 vs. National League West and 7-3 in their last 10 vs. a team with a winning record. The Giants are 1-7 in the last 8 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Giants have been a complete mess in the second half of the season and couldn't even win Wednesday when they had their ace on the hill. The Dodgers are confident and see the division within reach. Hard to bet against the Dodgers here, especially with the way the Giants have been playing.