|Written by Michael|
Bet on the MLBWhat could be better than ending the baseball season with a bitter rivalry and a playoff berth on the line? That will be the case when the San Francisco Giants visit Hollywood, to begin a 3 game series versus the Los Angeles Dodgers tonight. The contest is scheduled to commence at 10:10 PM ET in Dodger Stadium.
San Francisco (93-66) pulled away from the rest of the NL West pact some time ago and clinched the division title. They continue to play well going 7-3 in their last 10. They are 45-33 away from the bay area.
Los Angeles (84-75) trails tonight's opponent by 9 games, but still have hopes of capturing a wild card berth, as they trail the St. Louis Cardinals by 2 games with 3 left to play. The Cards will have their hands full as they battle the NL Central Division winning Cincinnati Reds for the next 3 days. L.A. has won 5 in a row, overall, but has dropped 5 of the last 6 to the Giants. They are 43-35 in Tinseltown.
The Dodgers' task will not be made any easier with the appearance of Giants' ace righthander Matt Cain (16-5, 2.77 ERA) tonight. L.A. will counter with righty Aaron Harang (10-10, 3.68 ERA). Against right-handed pitchers, the Giants are 54-48 on the year, and 2-1 in their last 10 games. Also against righties, the Dodgers are 48-50 overall, going 4-2 in their last 10.
San Fran is 4-1 SU over their last 5 games, and 14-4 SU in their last 18 games away from home. The total has gone OVER in 6 of their last 8 games, and OVER in 7 of their last 10 on the road. The Dodgers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games, and 5-1 SU in their last 6 at home. The total has gone OVER 4 of their last 5 games.
The Giants are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against the Dodgers, and 4-1 SU in their last 5 matchups in Dodger Stadium. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the last 7 meetings between these to teams.
Looking at the baseball betting odds on BetRoyal, San Francisco is a road favorite at a -$115, while Los Angeles is a +$105. As the favorite, the Giants are 62-34 on the season, and 5-2 in their last 10 games. As the underdog, the Dodgers are 32-37 overall, going 2-2 in their last 10 games. It will cost you another $115 to play the under/over of 7 total runs.
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