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San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 5/1/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants
Date & Time Wednesday May 1, 2019, 9:45 PM (EDT)
Location
AT&T Park
San Francisco, California
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -147 / San Francisco Giants +125 -- Over/Under: 7
TV Channel
SNLA, NSBA
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The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants meet Wednesday in MLB action at AT&T Park.

The Los Angeles Dodgers look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Dodgers have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 11 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won 11 of their last 12 games when scoring more than two runs. Cody Bellinger leads the Dodgers with 47 hits and 37 RBI while Justin Turner and Corey Seager have combined for 55 hits and 19 RBI. Hyun-Jin Ryu gets the ball, and he is 3-1 with a 2.96 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. Ryu is 6-6 with a 2.94 ERA and 63 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.

The San Francisco Giants could use a win after losing four of their last five games. The Giants have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 11 games. The San Francisco Giants have lost five of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Steven Duggar leads the Giants with 24 hits and 11 RBI while Brandon Belt and Evan Longoria have combined for 45 hits and 23 RBI. Madison Bumgarner gets the ball, and he is 1-4 with a 4.30 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. Bumgarner is 15-12 with a 2.59 ERA and 202 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.

The Dodgers are 40-15 in their last 55 during game 3 of a series, 8-2 in Ryus last 10 starts with 4 days of rest and 0-4 in Ryus last 4 road starts. The Giants are 4-22 in their last 26 during game 3 of a series, 1-11 in their last 12 Wednesday games and 1-7 in Bumgarners last 8 starts. The Dodgers are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings and the Giants are 3-10 in Bumgarners last 13 starts vs. Dodgers. The over is 3-1-1 in Bumgarners last 5 starts overall. The under is 7-1 in Ryus last 8 road starts.

I've spent the last couple of years making a case for Bumgarner in the underdog role because he's Bumgarner, and you're just not used to getting those prices. The bottom line is Bumgarner hasn't pitched well and the Giants offense continues to have issues. It's no coincidence that the Giants have lost seven of his last eight starts. Ryu has been really solid so far this season and the Dodgers are just too explosive for these Giants to keep up when gaps are being found. I have to side with the Dodgers, as I'm tired of being on the losing end making a case for Bumgarner as an underdog. 

Pick:
Los Angeles Dodgers -147

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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