San Francisco Giants at LA Dodgers MLB Spread Pick

Posted by Alex Murphy on Tuesday,September 1, 2015 2:09, EST in

With time running out in the MLB betting season, the opportunities to get back into the playoff picture get fewer and fewer. One sure way to get back in is to beat the team that you have to catch in the division or the Wild Card. That is exactly what the San Francisco Giants will be hoping to achieve when they close out a 3-game series versus the LA Dodgers on Wednesday night.

Here’s a Look at the San Francisco Giants at LA Dodgers MLB Spread Pick & Game Info

Date: Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Time: 10:10PM
Venue: Dodger Stadium
Opening Line: Dodgers -221

The reigning champions are in trouble, but they still have some time left to dig themselves out of a hole. The Giants (69-62) are now 4.5 games back of the Dodgers in the West, and are seemingly losing more ground with every passing game. In fairness to San Francisco, they had what was arguably the toughest August schedule of any team in baseball.

Things get decidedly easier this month, but they still have to find a way to get back to winning once again. That is hard to do with an offense that is struggling as badly as the Giants are right now. The addition of Marlon Byrd was a good move, as he is .321 with 14 RBI over the last 7 games. They need more from the rest of the hitters, though, if they are to get back in this race. Mike Leake (9-6, 3.53 ERA) is still looking for his first win in a Giants uniform, and Wednesday would be the ideal time to get it.

Watching the LA Dodgers (73-57) has been a lot like watching two different teams, with their performances very much dependent upon where they are playing. In the cozy confines of Dodger Stadium, LA has put together a very solid 45-21 record. Things are not so great on the road, though, as the Dodgers seem to struggle in every facet of the game. They are 8 games under .500 away from home, and it is that which might eventually be their downfall this season. Once this series is over, LA has to go out on the road for a 10-game trip. If their away trend continues, they might allow the Giants back into things even with a series win in this one. They also have 4 games in San Francisco to come before the season ends, so let’s not call this division race over just yet. Clayton Kershaw (11-6, 2.24 ERA) will be on the mound for the Dodgers.

Key Online MLB Betting Trends

an Francisco is 3-5-1 SU in its last 9 games
San Francisco is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
San Francisco is 5-1-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing LA Dodgers
San Francisco is 3-5-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
LA Dodgers is 5-1-1 SU in its last 7 games
LA Dodgers is 11-3-1 SU in its last 15 games at home
LA Dodgers is 1-5-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing San Francisco
LA Dodgers is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against San Francisco

Consider This Before Placing Your Bets

You have to go all the way back to June to find the last time Kershaw has lost a game. He is 6-0 in his 10 starts since then, posting a 0.92 ERA in the process. That all adds up to another win against a team struggling to hit.