San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Baseball Betting Preview
Posted by: Charlie Smith
Steven Duggar and Co. were able to take Game 1 of their 4-game San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers series. The result was somewhat surprising given the current rankings in the NL West. Also it places added pressure on Los Angeles to bounce back at home this Tuesday night. So what kind of MLB baseball betting action does tonight’s contest offer? Let’s take a look at this evening’s sports betting odds to find out.
San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers – Tuesday, June 18th
San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Odds
San Francisco Giants
The San Francisco Giants enter tonight’s matchup sporting a 31-39 record that ranks them dead last in the NL West. Notwithstanding that ranking, the Giants were still able to upset the top dog in the NL West last night. With this in mind, what kind of outing can we expect out of San Francisco this Tuesday night?
Tonight the Giants will be starting RHP Shaun Anderson. He enters this NL West contest sporting a 2-1 record as well as a 32.97 ERA and a 1.32 ERA. All in all Anderson is looking pretty good as he’s posted a 3.00 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP in his last 6 innings pitched. Seeing as how San Fran has won 5 of their last 6 matchups, it’s up to Anderson to keep this train moving.
Players to Watch: Steven Duggar (4 HR, 28 RBI, .237 BA), Kevin Pillar (8 HR, 32 RBI, .235 BA), and Brandon Crawford (5 HR, 21 RBI, .209 BA).
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers enter tonight’s NL West contest sporting a 48-25 record that ranks them No. 1 in the NL West. Thanks to their outstanding success, the Dodgers have a 10-game lead over their nearest threat, the 2nd seeded Colorado Rapids. Accounting for their recent loss against the Giants, the Dodgers are now 3-4 in their last 7. Tonight, they’ll be sending Clayton Kershaw to the mound to make sure they can turn things around.
Kershaw, a LHP with a 6-1 record on the season, enters this contest sporting a 3.13 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP. Seeing as how Kershaw has given up just 5 earned runs in his last 20 innings pitched, it’s clear that he’s the man for the job.
Players to Watch: Cody Bellinger (23 HR, 58 RBI, .355 BA), Max Muncy (17 HR, 45 RBI, .285 BA), and Corey Seager (8 HR, 38 RBI, .278 BA).
San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Numbers
San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Picks
So which side should legal betting fans take in this San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers matchup? All things considered, it’s probably best to stick with Los Angeles here. Sure San Francisco was able to get the better of them in Game 1 but it seems highly unlikely that they’ll be able to duplicate that performance. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Moneyline: The money line is favoring the Dodgers quite aggressively here so you might want to consider the runline or the TOTALs.
ATS: The Dodgers have to cover a 1 ½ point spread and shouldn’t have too hard of a time doing so at home. This line offers much better vig than a SU bet.
TOTALs: The over/under here is favorable. Considering how Game 1 turned out, the UNDER is probably the safer route.
Score Prediction: 4-2 Los Angeles.