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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants - 4/2/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers
Date & Time Tuesday April 2, 2019, 10:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Dodger Stadium
Los Angeles, California
The Line
The Line: San Francisco Giants +155 / Los Angeles Dodgers -195 -- Over/Under: 7
TV Channel
KTLA, SNLA, NSBA
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The San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Tuesday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium.

The San Francisco Giants look for another victory to get back to a .500 record. The Giants have allowed seven runs in their last three games and four or less runs in all five games this season. The San Francisco Giants have split their last 10 games when allowing four or less runs. Offensively, Evan Longoria leads the Giants with four hits and two RBI while Brandon Crawford and Steven Duggar have combined for six hits. Madison Bumgarner gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 2.57 ERA and nine strikeouts this season. Bumgarner is 15-11 with a 2.66 ERA and 198 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.

The Los Angeles Dodgers look for a victory to build on their 3-2 start to the season. The Dodgers have scored 28 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their first five games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won 14 straight regular season games when scoring more than four runs. Cody Bellinger leads the Dodgers with 10 hits and eight RBI while Joc Pederson and A.J. Pollock have combined for 14 hits and 11 RBI. Hyun-Jin Ryu gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA and eight strikeouts this season. Ryu is 5-6 with a 2.98 ERA and 58 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.

The Giants are 3-7 in their last 10 during game 2 of a series, 5-16 in Bumgarner's last 21 road starts and 1-5 in Bumgarner's last 6 starts. The Dodgers are 36-16 in their last 52 vs. National League West, 19-7 in Ryu's last 26 home starts and 6-2 in Ryu's last 8 starts. The Giants are 3-9 in Bumgarner's last 12 starts vs. Dodgers and 2-6 in Bumgarner's last 8 road starts vs. Dodgers. The over is 4-1 in Ryu's last 5 home starts. The under is 21-8-3 in Bumgarner's last 32 starts overall.

The San Francisco Giants have had real issues stringing wins together and it all comes down to an offense that struggles to score runs. The Los Angeles Dodgers should be favored given the heavy offensive advantage. With that said, we're still getting heavy plus money with one of the top pitchers in Bumgarner. Yes, Bumgarner hasn't been the CY Young Bumgarner the last couple of years and the Giants don't win much these days with him on the hill, but the stuff is still there and a turnaround in these trends is quite possible. I'm not giving up on Bumgarner just yet and any time I can get an ace quality pitcher at a favorable price, I usually take it. 

Pick:
San Francisco Giants +155

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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