Giants at Dodgers 6/17/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
MLB: 10:00 PM EST
Jun. 17, 2019
Latest Odds : LAD -220 O/U 8.5
The San Francisco Giants open a four-game series on the road Monday against National League West rival the Los Angeles Dodgers. San Francisco won its fourth straight on Saturday defeating the Milwaukee Brewers 8-7. Steven Vogt hit a pair of triples and Mike Yastrzemski made a superb defensive play for the game’s final out to stave off a Brewers ninth inning rally.
Los Angeles lost to the Chicago Cubs on Saturday 2-1. The Dodgers led 1-0 entering the ninth inning, but closer Kenley Jansen gave up a two-run home run to Anthony Rizzo and Los Angeles could not answer in its half of the ninth. Los Angeles leads the NL West by 9 ½ games over both Colorado and Arizona.
Brandon Belt leads San Francisco with a .251 batting average and in home runs with 9, while Kevin Pillar leads in RBIs with 31.The Giants are averaging .227 at the plate, while opponents are averaging .251. On Monday, the Giants will send Tyler Beede to the mound. The right-hander is 0-2 with an ERA of 8.06, 26 Ks and 17 BBs.
Cody Bellinger is leading the Dodgers with a .355 batting average, 87 hits, 22 home runs and 57 RBIs. The Dodgers are averaging .262 at the plate, while opponents are averaging .223. On Monday, the Dodgers will send Kenta Maeda to the mound. The right-hander is 7-3 with an ERA of 3.89, 73 Ks and 24 BBs.
Recent Betting Trends:
San Francisco is 4-0 in its last 4
The OVER has cashed in 11 of the Giants last 16 on Monday
Los Angeles is 5-0 in Maeda’s last 5 starts at home
The UNDER has cashed in 11 of the Dodgers last 15
Free Betting Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5 (-150)
Los Angeles has won each of Maeda’s last 4 starts at home versus San Francisco. The Dodgers have won 9 of the last 13 overall against the Giants. Los Angeles is 10-4 in Maeda’s last 14 starts at home versus an opponent with a losing record. The Giants have won four straight but have lost 39 of the last 54 versus an opponent with a winning record. Final Score Prediction, Los Angeles Dodgers win and cover the runline 5-3.