Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants - 7/29/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (40-64) at Los Angeles Dodgers (72-31)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 4:05 pm (Dodger Stadium)
Ty Blach (6-6) (4.50) vs. R Hill (7-4) (3.48)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -270 / San Francisco Giants +230 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The San Francisco Giants face off against the Los Angeles Dodgers in game two of the three game Golden State rivalry set.
The San Francisco Giants will look to even up the series after dropping game one by a final score of 6-4 on Friday. Brandon Crawford belted out a solo homer, his 9th of the year, while Nick Hundley and Gorkys Hernandez each pushed across an RBI double. Jae-Gyun Hwang added an RBI of his own while Buster Posey and Denard Span each added base hits of their own in the loss. Matt Moore gave up four runs, three earned, on three hits while walking four and striking out six over six innings of work, not factoring in the decision. George Kontos gave up the game-deciding run, notching his 4th blown save of the year while also taking the loss to fall to 0-5 this season. Ty Blach will start game two and is 6-6 with a 4.50 ERA and 53 strikeouts this season. In his career, Blach is 2-1 with a 1.17 ERA and 13 strikeouts against the Dodgers.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers will look to notch yet another win, after their victory in game two gave L.A. their sixth straight win and their 37th win in their last 43 games. Corey Seager led the way by belting a pair of homers with three RBIs. Chris Taylor went 1 for 4 with an RBI double while Yasiel Puig and starting pitcher Alex Wood rounded out the scoring for the Dodgers in the win. Joc Pederson went 2 for 2 with a double while Justin Turner added a base hit of his own in the winning effort for the Dodgers. Speaking of Wood, he got the win to improve to 12-1 this season, giving up all four runs on eight hits while striking out five over seven innings of work. Kenley Jansen struck out the side in the 9th for his 26th save of the year. Rich Hill will get the nod in game two and is 7-4 with a 3.48 ERA and 87 strikeouts this season. In his career, Hill is 3-2 with a 2.62 ERA and 48 strikeouts against San Francisco.
San Francisco is 5-2 in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record and 1-6 in their last 7 division matchups while the over is 11-3-2 in their last 16 games overall. Los Angeles is 5-0 in Hill’s last 5 starts against a team with a losing record and 10-1 in their last 11 division matchups while the over is 4-0-1 in their last 5 home games. San Francisco is 5-12 in the last 17 meetings between these two teams in Los Angeles.
Realistically, Blach may be the best chance that the Giants have to steal a game in this series, but would you pick against the Dodgers right now? I didn’t think so. Hill has allowed three runs or less in all but two of his 14 starts this season, and has started to go deeper into games. Blach may keep the Giants in this, but in the end the Dodgers are just too strong right now, and to get whatever value I can out of the line, I’ll take the Dodgers by a couple of runs on the run line.