The Los Angeles Dodgers put on a record-setting performance in winning their season opener against San Diego on Monday before shutting up their NL West division rivals in Game 2 the following day. After their Game 3 matchup against the Padres on Wednesday, the Dodgers look to kick off a three-game set against the divison rival Giants by looking to stay hot, both at the plate and on the mound. Now, let’s find out if the Giants can tame the Dodgers and get a big division win. Find out the latest MLB betting odds here.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants MLB Lines Report
When: Thursday, April 07 – 4:35 PM EST
Where: AT&T Park, San Francisco, California
Line: N/A TOTAL: N/A
TV: SNLA Spanish, SportsNet LA
Live Stream: MLB Stream
Dodgers: Alex Wood (L)
Giants: Jake Peavy (R)
Why Bet the Los Angeles Dodgers
Because they’ve looked great through two games.
After smacking the Padres senseless in their stunning 15-0 season-opening win on Monday, the Dodgers beat san Diego 3-0 on Tuesday and will hit this game feeling pretty good about themselves no matter what happens in Wednesday night’s series final against the Padres. For this contest, L.A. will hand the ball to southpaw starter Alex Wood, but that may not be a good thing, seeing as how Wood went from sixth starter to fourth only because Hurlers Brett Anderson and Hyun-Jin Ryu are hurt. Wood went 5-6 in a dozen starts spanning 70.0 innings last season while posting a 4.35 ERA with 23 walks and 49 strikeouts along the way.
The good news for L.A. is that the Dodgers are 6-0 in their last six games against their NL West division rivals, 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 8-3 in their last 11 games overall. The bad news is that L.A. is just 2-5 in Alex Woods’ last seven road starts.
Why Bet the San Francisco Giants
Because they’re playing at home against a heated division rival.
The Giants pounded the rebuilding Milwaukee Brewers into submission 12-3 in their series opener on Monday before holding off the Brewers 2-1 on Tuesday. Now, the expected World Series contenders will turn to veteran right-hander Jake Peavy to led them to victory over the Dodgers. At this time last year, Peavy was kicking off his 2015 campaign with a sore lower back. The former longtime Padres star made two early-season starts before going on the disabled list through early July. Peavy returned and closed out the season with a solid 8-6 record and 3.58 ERA in 110.2 innings pitched.
The good news for the Giants is that they’ve gone 25-12 in their last 37 home games and a perfect 8-0 in Jake Peavy’s last eight home starts.
Expert Prediction and Pick
Let me get right to the point by saying that San Francisco is the easy pick in this contest with Jake Peavy on the mound and a mediocre Alex Wood going for L.A. While the Dodgers are 6-2 in the last eight meetings against San Francisco, L.A. is also just 2-8 in the last 10 meetings in San Francisco and the Giants are 5-1 in Jake Peavy’s last six starts and 4-1 in the former Cy Young winner’s last five starts against their NL West division rivals. Frisco wins by a minimum of two runs.