Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants
|Date & Time||Saturday June 8, 2019, 7:15 PM (EDT)|
San Francisco, California
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -250 / San Francisco Giants +210 -- Over/Under: 8
The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants meet Saturday in MLB action at Oracle Park.
The Los Angeles Dodgers hope to avoid a three-game losing streak for the first time since April 11-13. The Dodgers have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers haven’t lost a game when scoring at least four runs since May 5. Cody Bellinger leads the Dodgers with 81 hits and 54 RBI while Justin Turner and Max Muncy have combined for 118 hits and 61 RBI. Rich Hill gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 2.25 ERA and 46 strikeouts this season. Hill is 7-2 with a 2.26 ERA and 78 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The San Francisco Giants look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Giants have scored five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 11 games. The San Francisco Giants have lost six of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Steven Duggar leads the Giants with 53 hits and 26 RBI while Joe Panik and Kevin Pillar have combined for 96 hits and 46 RBI. Jeff Samardzija gets the ball, and he is 3-4 with a 3.61 ERA and 51 strikeouts this season. Samardzija is 1-4 with a 3.59 ERA and 39 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 9-3 in their last 12 during game 2 of a series, 11-5 in their last 16 Saturday games and 11-4 in Hill's last 15 starts. The Giants are 2-5 in their last 7 Saturday games, 2-5 in their last 7 vs. National League West and 1-4 in Samardzija's last 5 starts. The Dodgers are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings and 4-1 in Hill's last 5 starts vs. Giants. The over is 5-0 in Giants last 5 home games. The over is 10-4-1 in Hill's last 15 starts overall.
Hill has allowed just three runs in his last 25 innings and his strikeout numbers are becoming more and more consistent. Samardzija has been good for his standards this season and has been even better at home where he has a 2.03 ERA and a .200 allowed batting average. You can make a case for the Giants and the big plus money given how improved Samardzija has been, but the Giants lack of offense really scares me. The Los Angeles Dodgers won't have quiet bats for long and haven't lost three straight games in nearly two months. I have to stay on the Dodgers bandwagon.