MLB Betting on Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco

April 12th, 2024 Betting on MLB Baseball

MLB betting action has a National League West rivalry game in the Cactus League on Monday as the San Francisco Giants host the Los Angeles Dodgers. There was a lot of rain yesterday in the Cactus League so the pitching rotations could be different in this baseball betting matchup on Monday.

MLB betting could see the Giants go with Tim Lincecum if he was not able to get work in yesterday.  The Giants will probably be favored regardless since they are the home team in this baseball betting matchup.  The Dodgers got some bad news on Sunday as they learned that catcher Russell Martin will miss the next four to six weeks due to a pulled groin muscle.  That means Russell will miss the start of the regular season and that is something to keep in mind.  The Dodgers will use rookie A.J. Ellis in the spring training games with Brad Ausmus as the backup.

Once the MLB betting regular season begins it will probably be Ausmus behind the plate. “Ausmus brings a lot to the table with his experience, but I certainly don’t want to run him into the ground either,” said manager Joe Torre.   The only advantage for the Dodgers is that the injury came early.  “If there is an advantage to this, it’s that it’s early in Spring Training,” said Torre. “I heard the doctor telling him, of all the things it could have been, this was the best-case scenario.”  Martin caught more games than any catcher in the Major Leagues last season so the Dodgers need him back. He is averaging 150 games played over the past three MLB betting years.

The Dodgers did get a new player on Saturday as they signed Garret Anderson.  Whether he can make the team is in question as MLB betting indicates, considering the Dodgers have a loaded outfield.  Finding time with Manny Ramirez, Matt Kemp and Andre Eithier will be tough. “They don’t have to tell me about any role. All I have to do is look at the roster.” Anderson said, “Nothing needs to be said. I know the situation, and I’ve accepted it.”  Anderson could be a left-handed pinch hitter though.  He is competing with Brian Giles and Doug Mientkiewicz for that role. Baseball betting stats indicated that Anderson is a career .295 hitter with 2,501 hits, 285 homers and 1,353 RBIs.


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