San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 8/26/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Los Angeles Dodgers (22-9) at San Francisco Giants (15-16)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 9:45 pm (Oracle Park)
Clayton Kershaw (3-1) (2.25) vs. Kevin Gausman (1-1) (4.94)
The Line: San Francisco Giants +212 / Los Angeles Dodgers -235 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants meet Wednesday 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 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 12 of their last 13 games. The Dodgers have won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring four or more runs. Mookie Betts leads the Dodgers with 34 hits and 24 RBI while Justin Turner and Corey Seager have combined for 62 hits and 40 RBI. Clayton Kershaw gets the ball, and he is 3-1 with a 2.25 ERA and 29 strikeouts this season. Kershaw is 23-13 with a 1.82 ERA and 356 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The San Francisco Giants look to build on their seven-game winning streak. The Giants have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight straight games. The Giants have won eight of their last 11 games when scoring four or more runs. Donovan Solano leads the Giants with 34 hits and 18 RBI while Mike Yastrzemski and Wilmer Flores have combined for 64 hits and 42 RBI. Kevin Gausman gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 4.56 ERA and 42 strikeouts this season. Gausman is 0-1 with a 4.58 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 38-13 in their last 51 games as a favorite, 10-4 in their last 14 Wednesday games and 38-15 in their last 53 overall. The Giants are 5-0 in their last 5 games as an underdog, 4-0 in their last 4 games as a home underdog and 5-1 in their last 6 Wednesday games. 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 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.
Clayton Kershaw has allowed six runs and 15 hits through 24 innings, and he's allowing a .224 batting average in 262 at bats against current Giants hitters. Kevin Gausman has allowed 11 earned runs and 22 hits in his last 22.2 innings. The Los Angeles Dodgers are obviously the better team with a clear pitching edge, but the Giants are arguably the hottest team in baseball and just cashed a big underdog ticket last night in walk off fashion. We're getting greedy here, but I'm backing the Giants again.