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San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 4/8/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Dodgers (2-6) at San Francisco Giants (4-3)
Date & Time Sunday April 8, 2018, 4:05 PM (EDT)
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The Line
The Line: San Francisco Giants +185 / Los Angeles Dodgers -200 --- Over/Under: 7
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The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants meet Sunday in MLB action at AT&T Park.

The Los Angeles Dodgers could use a win here to rebound from a brutal 2-6 start to the MLB season. The Dodgers have allowed 16 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in three of their last four games. The Los Angeles Dodgers are 0-6 this season when allowing at least one run. Offensively, Cody Bellinger leads the Dodgers with eight hits and three RBI while Yasmani Grandal and Chris Taylor have combined for 15 hits and five RBI. Clayton Kershaw gets the ball, and he is 0-2 with a 2.25 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. Kershaw is 22-10 with a 1.60 ERA and 314 strikeouts in his career against the Giants. 

The San Francisco Giants look for a third straight win to build on their OK 4-3 record. The Giants have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in three straight games. The San Francisco Giants are 4-1 this season when scoring at least one run. Joe Panik leads the Giants with 11 hits and three RBI while Andrew McCutchen and Buster Posey have combined for 15 hits and six RBI. Ty Blach gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 5.79 ERA and five strikeouts this season. Blach is 3-2 with a 1.96 ERA and 19 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.

The Dodgers are 4-1 in their last 5 Sunday games, 40-18 in Kershaws last 58 road starts and 48-12 in Kershaws last 60 starts. The Giants are 2-7 in their last 9 Sunday games, 3-7 in Blachs last 10 starts with 4 days of rest and 1-6 in Blachs last 7 starts. The Dodgers are 9-21 in the last 30 meetings in San Francisco, 10-4 in the last 14 meetings and 10-3 in Kershaws last 13 starts vs. Giants.

Kershaw has been solid in his first two games, but the Dodgers simply aren't providing much run support, as they've scored just one run in his first two starts. Blach was really impressive in his opener against the Dodgers but was rocked in his second start against the Mariners. Either way, I'm taking the Giants at home with the heavy plus money. The Dodgers look to be sleep walking right about now and aren't coming away with the big plays. The Giants have found their offense all of a sudden and are feeling really good after a Andrew McCutchen walkoff bomb. We hit on big plus money with the Giants opening day in this pitching matchup, let's try it again.

San Francisco Giants +185

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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