The San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers will be getting together this weekend for one of the best rivalries in all of Major League Baseball. The Giants took a tough 11-6 loss on Thursday to fall to 6-4 on the season. The Dodgers came into their home game against the Diamondbacks with a 5-4 record. There are three teams above .500 in the National League West. The first time these two teams met up; the San Francisco Giants won three out of four over the Dodgers. Find out the updated MLB betting odds here.
San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Betting Guide
When: Saturday, April 16, 2016
Where: Dodger Stadium in LA
Radio: KNBR 680
Starting Pitchers: Cueto vs. Kazmir
MLB Odds: TBA
Why Bet the Giants
The San Francisco Giants are one of the best offensive teams in all of Major League Baseball. The Giants have scored 62 runs in their first 10 games. The Giants offense is watching first baseman Brandon Belt lead the way with 3 homeruns. San Francisco had a rough time on the pitching mound in their previous series in Denver. The Giants allowed the Rockies to score 21 runs in the final two games of the series. San Francisco will send Johnny Cueto to the hill. The former Reds ace and Royals World Series winner is 2 wins shy of 100 on his career.
Why Bet the Dodgers
Los Angeles loves the young talent they bring to the offensive side. Yaisiel Puig is hitting nearly .400 to start the season, and he also has a homerun. It’s the veteran that is the most consistent, especially driving guys in. Adrian Gonzalez leads the team with 7 runs batted in. Scott Kazmir will make the start for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Kazmir just turned 32 years old this off-season, and holds a 99-90 career record. The lefthander has pitched twice this season, allowing 8 hits and 6 runs in 10 innings.
Expert Pick & Score Prediction
Johnny Cueto and Scott Kazmir are both veteran pitchers that have gone through a lot in their career. Cueto has two wins with the Giants but has allowed several early runs, and Kazmir is also trying to get in the groove with his new team. This is a massive rivalry game, and you better believe the Dodgers did not like the way the series went in San Francisco. Look for the Dodgers offense to get after Cueto a little bit, especially early. The bet for this game is the Los Angeles Dodgers -128 over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday. The final score prediction for this game is the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 over the San Francisco Giants.