San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 9/12/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (92-51) at San Francisco Giants (56-89)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 10:15 pm (AT&T Park)
C Kershaw (16-3) (2.15) vs. J Cueto (7-7) (4.43)
The Line: San Francisco Giants +203 / Los Angeles Dodgers -220 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NSBA, SNLA
Out at AT&T Park on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants will be continuing their MLB series.
In the Monday opener, lightning and rain pushed the game time back nearly four hours. The Giants eventually ended up winning 8-6.
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For Tuesday’s game, the Dodgers will be rolling out lefty Clayton Kershaw. In his 151.0 innings and 16-3 record this year, Kershaw has a 2.15 ERA with 182 Ks and 27 BBs.
The Dodgers have some great bats this year. Corey Seager brought 146 hits, 75 runs, 19 homers and 65 RBI into this series while Chris Taylor had 135 hits, 76 runs, 19 homers and 66 RBI. Seeger had two RBI and a run on Monday; Taylor had a hit and an RBI.
Over on the Giants’ side, they’re going with RHP Johnny Cueto on Tuesday. In his 126.0 innings and 7-7 record this year, Cueto has a 4.43 ERA with 112 Ks and 43 BBs.
San Francisco has some notable hitters as well. Buster Posey brought 141 hits, 56 runs, 12 homers and 59 RBI into this set, while Joe Panik had 128 hits, 51 runs, 10 homers and 48 RBI. On Monday, Panik and Posey combined for three hits, three RBI and a run.
The Dodgers are 37-17 in the last 54 Tuesday games and 42-20 in their last 62 during game two of a series. LA is also 44-9 in Kershaw’s last 53 starts and 18-6 in Kershaw’s last 24 Tuesday starts.
Meanwhile, the Giants are 0-6 in their last six during game two of a series and 1-4 in Cueto’s last five starts with five days rest. San Francisco is also 0-5 in Cueto’s last five starts in game two of a series and 0-4 in Cueto’s last four home starts.
Kershaw was cruising along quite nicely there for a while, then gave up four earned on six hits over 3.2 innings to the Rockies in his last outing. As for Cueto, he’s given up six earned on 15 hits over his last three games, a span of 15.1 innings. Even with the stumble in his last appearance, Kershaw and the Dodgers hold the edge here. I’d feel silly picking against LA when he’s on the mound, even with LA struggling right now.