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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants - 6/16/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Francisco Giants (34-36) at Los Angeles Dodgers (36-32)
Date & Time Saturday June 16, 2018, 8:15 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -133 / San Francisco Giants +123 --- Over/Under: 7
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MLB | San Francisco Giants (34-36) at Los Angeles Dodgers (36-32)
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The San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Saturday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium. 

The San Francisco Giants could use a victory here after losing five of their last seven games. The Giants have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The San Francisco Giants have won five of their last eight games when scoring more than two runs. Brandon Crawford leads the Giants with 78 hits and 32 RBI while Andrew McCutchen and Buster Posey have combined for 131 hits and 58 RBI. Madison Bumgarner gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 4.76 ERA and six strikeouts this season. Bumgarner is 15-9 with a 2.53 ERA and 185 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.

The Los Angeles Dodgers look to keep the ball rolling after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Dodgers have scored 18 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in nine of their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won 13 of their last 15 games when scoring more than one run. Matt Kemp leads the Dodgers with 71 hits and 42 RBI while Chris Taylor and Cody Bellinger have combined for 123 hits and 59 RBI. Alex Wood gets the ball, and he is 1-5 with a 4.43 ERA and 66 strikeouts this season. Wood is 2-3 with a 4.53 ERA and 45 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.

The Giants are 5-2 in their last 7 Saturday games, 2-8 in Bumgarners last 10 road starts and 1-7 in Bumgarners last 8 starts. The Dodgers are 27-13 in their last 40 Saturday games, 1-4 in Woods last 5 Saturday starts and 25-12 in Woods last 37 starts. The Giants are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings in Los Angeles, 1-5 in Bumgarners last 6 road starts vs. Dodgers and 2-7 in Bumgarners last 9 starts vs. Dodgers.

The San Francisco Giants have been downright awful on the road this season and Bumgarner hasn't looked like himself in his first two starts since returning from injury. The Dodgers should be the favorite here, especially in their current form. However, Wood has an ERA of 10.80 in 6.2 innings this month and has allowed 15 runs in his last 12 innings of work. The bottom line is we're getting one of the top pitchers in baseball at plus money. It's hard to turn down that value, regardless of how poorly the Giants are on the road this season.

San Francisco Giants +123

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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