Dodgers vs. Giants - 9/21/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (80-71) at Los Angeles Dodgers (85-66)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
M Moore (11-11) (4.06) vs. Kenta Maeda (15-9) (3.24)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -154 / San Francisco Giants +144 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers play a rubber game Wednesday night on ESPN.
The San Francisco Giants look for another win after losing six of their last nine games. The Giants have scored three runs in their last three games and two or less runs in six of their last nine games. The San Francisco Giants offense could use a boost of confidence, and they’ve lost seven of their last nine games when scoring three or less runs. Buster Posey leads San Francisco with 146 hits, Denard Span has 49 RBI and Brandon Crawford has 12 home runs. Matt Moore gets the nod, and he’s 11-11 with a 4.06 ERA and 161 strikeouts this season. Moore is 2-1 with a 3.20 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers haven’t lost back-to-back games all month. The Dodgers have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 18 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers offense has been hit or miss recently, and they’ve won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring more than three runs. Corey Seager leads Los Angeles with 185 hits, Adrian Gonzalez has 83 RBI and Justin Turner has 27 home runs. Kenta Maeda takes the hill, and he’s 15-9 with a 3.24 ERA and 165 strikeouts this season. Maeda is 2-0 with a 3.00 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The Giants are 4-12 in their last 16 vs. a team with a winning record and 4-1 in Moores last 5 starts. The Dodgers are 53-26 in their last 79 during game 3 of a series and 8-2 in Maedas last 10 starts. The Giants are 2-9 in the last 11 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Dodgers may have burned me Tuesday night, but I still don't trust this Giants team at all. Right when you think they've got the ship back on track, they drop a stinker. The Dodgers haven't lost two straight all month and have Maeda on the hill, who has allowed two or less runs in seven of his last 10 starts.
Dodgers should win this series.