Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants - 8/9/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants - 8/9/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco Giants (7-9) at Los Angeles Dodgers (10-5)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 4:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)

Kevin Gausman (0-1) (5.93) vs. Walker Buehler (0-0) (5.19)

The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -310 / San Francisco Giants +275 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Sunday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium. 

The San Francisco Giants need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Giants have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 11 games. The Giants have split their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Donovan Solano leads the Giants with 24 hits and 14 RBI while Mike Yastrzemski and Wilmer Flores have combined for 34 hits and 18 RBI. Kevin Gausman gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 5.27 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season. Gausman is 0-1 with a 6.08 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.

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The Los Angeles Dodgers look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Dodgers have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Dodgers have won seven of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Corey Seager leads the Dodgers with 17 hits and seven RBI while Mookie Betts and Justin Turner have combined for 29 hits and 19 RBI. Walker Buehler gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 5.19 ERA and six strikeouts this season. Buehler is 4-0 with a 2.96 ERA and 31 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.

The Giants are 1-4 in their last 5 games as an underdog, 1-4 in their last 5 games as a road underdog and 1-5 in their last 6 overall. The Dodgers are 39-13 in their last 52 Sunday games, 58-22 in their last 80 home games and 63-25 in their last 88 during game 3 of a series. The under is 3-0-2 in Giants last 5 overall. The under is 8-3-1 in Dodgers last 12 overall. The under is 4-1-2 in the last 7 meetings in Los Angeles.

The San Francisco Giants has had issues finishing games this season and Gausman hasn't been good through 13.2 innings, allowing 17 hits and eight earned runs. However, Buehler has had his issues through 8.2 innings, allowing four homers, six hits and five runs while walking four batters. We know Buehler is capable of pitching better and the Dodgers are the better team here. Still, we're getting nearly three times our money here with a hot Giants offense and a struggling Dodgers pitcher. I'll take a shot in the dark.

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Randy’s Pick San Francisco Giants +275

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.