The week’s MLB baseball betting action continues this evening with an enticing Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants matchup. Both teams are having a hard time to the start of the season but the Dodgers have unquestionably been more disappointing. What kind of turnout are the 5 team parlay odds predicting this evening?
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants – Friday, April 6th
When: 9:15 pm ET
Where: AT&T Park, San Francisco, California
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: MLB TV
MLB Baseball Betting Odds:
|Dodgers||-1½ (+110)||8 (-105)||-150|
|Giants||+1½ (-130)||8 (-115)||+140|
Today, the Dodgers claimed RHP Alec Asher from the Baltimore Orioles. Asher will be optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
To create room on the 40-man roster, RHP Zach Neal has been designated for assignment.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 5, 2018
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers dive into this evening’s pairing with a 2-5 record that ranks them 4th in the NL West. Coming off a year in which they lost the World Series, Los Angeles was hopeful they would have a strong start to the year. Clearly, the opposite has been true for LA. While they managed to pick up 2-wins against the Giants in their opening series, they got swept in their 3-game series versus the Arizona Diamondbacks. Now, Los Angeles looks to avoid digging a hole too deep to dig out of. Surprisingly, tonight’s MLB baseball betting odds are pegging the Dodgers as the favorite. Kenta Maeda will get the start for LAD this evening. Maeda is 1-0 on the year with a 0.00 ERA, 10 SO, and a 1.20 WHIP. Those numbers are undeniably the reason that the Dodgers are the betting favorite this evening.
Players to Watch: Yasmani Grandal (3 RBI, .350 BA, 1 HR), Cody Bellinger (1 HR, 3 RBI, .240 BA), and Logan Forsythe (1 HR, 1 RBI, .208 SLG).
San Francisco Giants
The Giants enter tonight’s contest with a 3-3 record that ranks them 3rd overall in the NL West. Coming off a season in which they failed to make the playoffs, the Giants are looking to make a compelling case for this year’s postseason. As aforementioned, San Fran went 2-2 in their opening series against the Dodgers. Now they’ll be looking to prove that they are a better club than Los Angeles, without question. Derek Holland will be sent to the mound this Friday night. The left-handed pitcher is 0-1 on the year with a 5.40 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP.
Players to Watch: Joe Panik (3 HR, 3 RBI, .381 BA), Brandon Belt (2 RBI, 1 HR, .353 BA), and Brandon Crawford (1 HR, 2 RBI, .250 BA).
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants Betting Predictions
- LA Dodgers is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 Games
- LA Dodgers is 2-6 SU in its last 8 Games
- The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 7 of LA Dodgers’ last 9 Games
- The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 14 of San Francisco’s last 21 Games
- San Francisco is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 Home Games
- San Francisco is 6-2 SU in its last 8 Home Games
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants Picks
So which team should sportsbook online bettors side with in tonight’s Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants matchup? Considering the contrast between both team’s respective pitchers, it’s clear that the Dodgers are the only team to back. The money line out on them isn’t all that steep, making them a great straight up option this evening. The spread and TOTALS line are decent options but can’t compete with the value on the money line.
Score Prediction: 7-0 Dodgers. Maeda delivers another shutout to lead Los Angeles to a road win. The Dodgers will cover the spread and the TOTAL will be UNDER this evening.