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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants - 4/3/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers
Date & Time Wednesday April 3, 2019, 10:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Dodger Stadium
Los Angeles, California
The Line
The Line: San Francisco Giants +171 / Los Angeles Dodgers -205 -- Over/Under: 7.5
TV Channel
SNLA, NSBA
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The San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Wednesday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium.

The San Francisco Giants could use a win here to rebound from a 2-4 start to the season. The Giants have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in four of their six games. The San Francisco Giants have lost 12 of their last 15 games when scoring five or less runs. Steven Duggar leads the Giants with five hits while Brandon Crawford and Evan Longoria have combined for eight hits and two RBI. Derek Holland gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA and five strikeouts this season. Holland is 0-3 with a 4.56 ERA and 25 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.

The Los Angeles Dodgers look for another win to build on their 4-2 start to the season. The Dodgers have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their six games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won 18 of their last 21 games when scoring more than two runs. Cody Bellinger leads the Dodgers with 12 hits and 12 RBI while A.J. Pollock and Enrique Hernandez have combined for 17 hits and 11 RBI. Ross Stripling gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and five strikeouts this season. Stripling is 1-2 with a 2.86 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.

The Giants are 6-20 in their last 26 during game 3 of a series, 5-2 in Holland's last 7 starts with 4 days of rest and 1-5 in Holland's last 6 starts. The Dodgers are 39-15 in their last 54 during game 3 of a series, 36-17 in their last 53 vs. National League West and 0-4 in Stripling's last 4 starts. The Giants are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 3-1-2 in Stripling's last 6 starts overall. The under is 18-7-1 in Holland's last 26 starts overall.

The San Francisco Giants have been competitive in this series, but they simply don't have the offensive firepower to close the deal. It's a struggle for the Giants to consistently produce runs and it's been their downfall the last couple of years and was an issue last night as well. Stripling was really good in his debut against the Arizona Diamondbacks, giving the Dodgers 5.1 scoreless innings, and he was consistent at home last season. I don't love the price with the Dodgers, but the Giants inability to score gives me no choice.

Pick:
Los Angeles Dodgers -205

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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