San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 8/25/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 8/25/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Dodgers (22-8) at San Francisco Giants (14-16)

MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 9:45 pm (Oracle Park)

Julio Urias (2-0) (2.74) vs. Johnny Cueto (2-0) (4.35)

The Line: San Francisco Giants +175 / Los Angeles Dodgers -200 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants meet Tuesday in MLB action at Oracle Park.

The Los Angeles Dodgers look to stay hot after winning 11 of their last 12 games. The Dodgers have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 17 of their last 20 games. The Dodgers are 20-4 this season when scoring four or more runs. Mookie Betts leads the Dodgers with 33 hits and 24 RBI while Corey Seager and Justin Turner have combined for 56 hits and 38 RBI. Julio Urias gets the ball, and he is 2-0 with a 2.74 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season. Urias is 0-2 with a 1.48 ERA and 39 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.

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The San Francisco Giants look for a statement win to build on a six-game winning streak. The Giants have score 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven straight games. The Giants have won seven of their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Mike Yastrzemski leads the Giants with 34 hits and 23 RBI while Donovan Solano and Wilmer Flores have combined for 63 hits and 35 RBI. Johnny Cueto gets the ball, and he is 2-0 with a 4.35 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. Cueto is 8-9 with a 3.62 ERA and 111 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.

The Dodgers are 38-13 in their last 51 games as a favorite, 37-14 in their last 51 games following an off day and 38-15 in their last 53 overall. The Giants are 5-0 in their last 5 games as an underdog, 5-0 in their last 5 home games and 6-0 in their last 6 overall. The over is 5-1 in Dodgers last 6 road games. The under is 3-1-1 in Giants last 5 overall. The Dodgers are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in San Francisco and 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.

Julio Urias has allowed six runs and 17 hits in his last 18 innings while Johnny Cueto has allowed 10 earned runs and 14 hits in his last 23.1 innings. The Los Angeles Dodgers are the better team here, probably have the pitching edge and they've beaten up on the Giants over the years. However, the Giants are playing winning baseball and shouldn't be this big of an underdog. Cueto has also had success against the Dodgers, allowing a .224 batting average with 43 strikeouts in 179 at bats against current hitters. Cueto also helped beat the Dodgers earlier this month on the road as big underdogs.

Give me the Giants and the potential big payday. 

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Randy’s Pick San Francisco Giants +175

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