LA Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Betting Preview

Posted by Ryan Knuppel on Thursday,April 7, 2016 6:23, EST in

In a battle of two National League West teams; the Los Angeles Dodgers will take on the San Francisco Giants at AT+T Park. The Los Angeles Dodgers come into the series fresh off a three game sweep over the San Diego Padres. They are 3-0 coming into the series. For the San Francisco Giants, they come into the game with a 2-1 record. The Giants won the first two games of the series in Milwaukee, before falling on Wednesday. Ross Stripling will make the start for the Los Angeles Dodgers, while Matt Cain will get the start for the Giants.

How To Bet on the Dodgers vs. Giants MLB Odds, TV and Game Info

When: Friday, April 8, 2016, 7:15 PM ET
Where: AT&T Park, San Francisco, California
TV: CSN-BA, FS1
Radio: Dodgers and Giants
Stream Option: FoxSportsGo
Pitching Matchup: Dodgers: Ross Stripling vs. Giants: Matt Cain
MLB Odds: TBA

Why Bet on the Giants

The San Francisco Giants are in an even year, which means they should win a MLB title. While that’s a little overblown, they have won World Series title in 2010, 2012 and 2014. The Giants won the first two games of their series in Milwaukee, before falling 4-3. In the first three games, San Francisco saw third basemen Matt Duffy blast two home runs. The Giants scored 17 total runs in the three games. Matt Cain, who is 31 years old, is making his 292nd career start as a Major League pitcher.

Why Bet on the Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers made quick and easy work of the San Diego Padres to open the season. Clayton Kershaw got the season started right with a great opening day outing, but was aided by 15 runs. The Dodgers scored 18 runs in their first two games, which led Major League Baseball. Now, the Dodgers will need some good pitching, and will turn to Ross Stripling in this one. Stripling is 26 years old, and will be making his Major League Baseball debut. He attended college at Texas A+M.

My Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

One of the best rivalries in all of Major League Baseball will unfold. You never know who to predict when these two teams get together; despite the pitching matchups, or anything else. Matt Cain is a veteran, but has struggled to find his command in the past. Look for this to be a bullpen game, and the San Francisco Giants seem to have a better, more consistent bullpen. The bet for this game is the San Francisco Giants over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Take the Giants -133 over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Our final score prediction: Giants 6 and Dodgers 4.