The Los Angeles Dodgers are on top of everyone else in the American League West. The San Francisco Giants on the other hand, are at the bottom of the division. But the records don’t matter when these two bitter rivals meet, and bettors are looking to jump all over a potential upset for at least one of the three game series games, which kicks off this Friday at Oracle Park. The Dodgers are +200 to win the NL pennant, while the Giants are +15000 to pull off a miraculous NL championship this year.
Game by Game Betting Preview for the Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants Regular-Season Series Running from June 7-9 2019
Where: Oracle Park, San Francisco
Game 1 Friday, June 7, 10:15 PM EST
Game 2 Saturday, June 8, 7:15 PM EST
Game 3 Sunday, June 9, 4:05 PM EST
Line: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants – view all MLB lines
TV Broadcast: FOX
Starters: Clayton Kershaw (5-0, 3.20 ERA) vs. Jeff Samardzija (3-4, 3.61 ERA)
Kershaw’s record remains spotless this season. He extended his unbeaten run this year by silencing the bats of the Philadelphia Phillies on Jun. 1, when he allowed just an earned run on six hits in seven innings of a 4-3 home win. This will be Kershaw’s first time facing the Giants this year. The Dodgers are 5-2 in their last seven games against San Francisco with Kershaw on the mound. Samardzija held the Baltimore Orioles to a run on three hits in six innings of work during an 8-1 win at Camden Yards on Jun. 2. He allowed zero runs and just two hits in five innings in a 3-2 win over the Dodgers at home last April.
Cody Bellinger is 2-for-7 with a homer in career vs. Samardzija.
Joe Panik is 10-for-37 with a homer in career vs. Kershaw.
Prediction: Dodgers win, 4-2.
Starters: Rich Hill (2-1, 2.25 ERA) vs. TBA
Rich Hill steps on the mound after choking the Phillies’ offense in an 8-0 win on the road on Jun. 2, allowing just three hits and dishing out nine strikeouts. Hill is 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA in three road starts this season.
Bellinger is a career .319 hitter at Oracle Park.
Brandon Belt is 5-for-12 in career vs. Hill.
Prediction: Dodgers win, 6-3.
Starters: Walker Buehler (6-1, 3.69 ERA) vs. Madison Bumgarner (3-5, 4.05 ERA)
Buehler walks into the mound this coming Sunday looking to follow up on his scintillating performance in a 3-1 road win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Jun. 3 in which he tossed for eight innings of one-run ball while also punching out 11 Arizona hitters and walking none. Buehler allowed three earned runs on six this in a 10-3 win at Oracle Park late last April. Bumgarner went six innings long in a 9-3 road win over the New York Mets on Jun. 4. Bumgarner was successful in his most recent foray on the mound against the Dodgers, going six innings deep and earning just an earned run on four hits in a 2-1 home win on May 1.
Enrique Hernandez is 23-for-45 with four homers and six doubles in career vs. MadBum.
The Giants current batting lineup is batting .250 career vs. Buehler.
Prediction: San Francisco wins, 3-2.
Writer’s Overall Series Prediction
Dodgers take two wins in the series.
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