MLB Preview: San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

by Dirty on July 21, 2010

LA Dodgers vs San Diego Padres betting Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Wednesday when the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers meet at Dodger Stadium.

Barry Zito will be the starting pitcher for the Giants on this day. Lefthander Zito is 8-4 this season with a 3.51 ERA.

It’ll be ace Chad Billingsley toeing the rubber for the Dodgers in this contest. Righthander Billingsley is 7-5 with a 4.61 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Dodgers listed as 138-moneyline favorites versus the Giants, while the game’s total is sitting at 7½.

Andres Torres’ two-run double highlighted a three-run top of the ninth inning, as the Giants dropped the Dodgers 7-5 on Tuesday night.

San Francisco cashed as +100 road underdogs, while the game played OVER the 6.5-run total set by sportsbooks.

Pablo Sandoval knocked in two runs for the Giants, as Santiago Casilla got the win in relief of Tim Lincecum for San Francisco.

Andre Ethier hit a two-run dinger for Los Angeles, while Jonathan Broxton took the loss after allowing the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth.

Current streak:
San Francisco has won 2 straight games.
Los Angeles has lost 6 straight games.

Team records:
San Francisco: 52-42 SU
Los Angeles: 49-45 SU

San Francisco most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Arizona are 8-2
After playing LA Dodgers are 3-7
After a win are 8-2

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing NY Mets are 5-5
After playing San Francisco are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
San Francisco is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
San Francisco is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of San Francisco’s last 9 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco’s last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Dodgers’s last 9 games when playing at home against San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 10 of LA Dodgers’s last 14 games when playing San Francisco
LA Dodgers are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 14 of LA Dodgers’s last 21 games at home

Next up:
San Francisco at Arizona, Thursday, July 22
LA Dodgers home to NY Mets, Thursday, July 22

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