Wednesday is a full 15-game slate chock full of action. Today, we are focusing on an NL West battle between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants.
Giants vs. Dodgers Betting Pick: Preview
Here are the odds at the time of posting for the series finale between the Diamondbacks and the Brewers.
Wednesday, April 12 MLB Betting Notes, Courtesy of DraftKings
Moneyline: Los Angeles Dodgers -160 vs. San Francisco Giants +135
Runline: Dodger -1.5 +140 / Giants +1.5 -165
Total: 8.5 Runs (Over -115/ Under -105)
Game Time: 9:40 pm ET / 6:40 pm PT
Where: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
Weather: 54 degrees
Giants vs. Dodgers: Analysis
After taking game one of this series 9-1, the Dodgers put up a three-hit stinker yesterday and dropped the game 5-0. Los Angeles is just 6-6 so far this season, and the Giants are 5-6.
Clayton Kershaw will take the mound for the Dodgers, and Alex Cobb will take the bump for the Giants. Does Kershaw have a vintage pitching performance in him against a divisional rival?
Giants vs. Dodgers: Giants Preview
The Giants have not had a great start to the season, but they were not expected to have a great season. San Francisco has been abysmal against left-handed pitching, and that is exactly what they face tonight. San Francisco has a 48 wRC+, a -0.4 WAR, a 38.5% K rate, and a .193 batting average against left-handed pitching.
Alex Cobb will make the start for the Giants tonight at home. In his two starts this season, Cobb has pitched 10.2 innings and has allowed three earned runs on 11 hits with 12 strikeouts. In his career against the Dodgers, Cobb is 0-1 with a 4.98 ERA and 21 strikeouts in four starts.
Giants vs. Dodgers: Dodgers Preview
Los Angeles has not had a great start to the season, but there is no reason to be concerned about this team. Los Angeles is still mashing, and their pitching staff has still been great, so it is only a matter of time before this ball club wakes up.
Clayton Kershaw will make his third start of the season tonight against the Giants. In Kershaw’s last start against the Diamondbacks, he allowed four runs on two home runs, seven total hits, two walks, and four strikeouts in six innings of work. However, it was the second time Arizona had seen him already this season. Considering how poorly the Giants do against left-handed pitching this season, this should be a great opportunity for Kershaw.
Giants vs. Dodgers: Prediction
Based on the way the Giants hit against lefties, it is impossible to back them against a lefty until we start to see some progression from this team. The Dodgers had just three hits last night, so I believe their bats will wake up tonight.
Prediction: Dodgers ML -160
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