Bet on Baseball: Giants vs. Dodgers

August 22, 2012 MLB Baseball

This “dog days” critical NL West series between the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers continues with game two in Hollywood tonight. Tonight’s contest in Dodger Stadium begins at 10:10 ET.

It was almost a Hollywood ending when the Dodgers scored a run in the bottom of the ninth on a Hanley Ramirez two out home run, but came up one short in the 2-1 Giants victory. Pablo Sandoval had both ribbies for SF. Start your MLB Bets on Yankees vs.White Sox Game.

San Francisco (67-55) grabs back the NL West top spot from Los Angeles (67-56) by a half game with the win. Los Angeles also trails Pittsburgh by the same half game for one of the two coveted NL wild card berths. Both teams are 6-4 in their last 10. The Giants are 32-29 away from the bay and the Dodgers are 33-26 in L.A.

Tonight’s pitching matchup includes the seemingly always struggling righthander Tim “the freak” Lincecum (6-13, 5.45 ERA) for the Giants versus another righty Joe Blanton (8-11, 4.96 ERA) for the Dodgers. Against right-handers, the Giants are 41-42 on the year, going 3-2 in their last 10. The Dodgers are 40-37 overall against righties, and 3-3 in their last 10.

San Francisco is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games, and 8-3 SU in their last 11 road games. The total has gone OVER in 8 of their last 9 games, and OVER in 16 of their last 23 on the road. The Dodgers are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games, but only 5-10 SU in their last 15 at home. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of their last 5 games, and UNDER in 4 of their last 6 at home.

Between these two teams, the total has gone UNDER in 4 of their last 6 meetings. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the last 6 games between the two in Los Angeles.  Check the  Online MLB Lines for Giants vs. Dodgers game.

Los Angeles is a home favorite at a -$116, while San Francisco is +$106. As the favorite, the Dodgers are 39-26 overall, and 3-2 in their last 10. The Giants, as the dog, are 24-30 on the season, going 2-1 in their last 10. The over/under of 7.5 total runs is available on a $115/$100 moneyline.

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