Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants Pick

by | Apr 30, 2019 | mlb

Los Angeles Dodgers (19-12) vs. San Francisco Giants (12-17), 4/30/19
Time: 9:45 pm ET
Where: Oracle Park, San Francisco, CA
Listed Pitchers: Walker Buehler (2-0, 5.25 ERA, 1.17 WHIP) vs. Drew Pomeranz (1-2, 3.65, 1.38)
TV: SportsNet LA, NBCS Bay Area

Moneyline: Dodgers -155/Giants +145
Over/Under: 7

San Francisco stole the opener of this three-game series with the Dodgers Monday night, and now shoots for the series victory over its NL West rival Tuesday night. And the Giants are again listed as home dogs on the MLB betting line. Which way are we going with our free MLB pick?

MLB Betting Odds

GTbets opened Los Angeles and Buehler at around -160 over San Francisco and Pomeranz, with an over/under of 7.5 runs. Early betting action then dipped that line to -155 and the total to 7.

The Dodgers could also be found getting around +110 giving the run and a half on the MLB run line.

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Dodgers vs. Giants Set-Up

San Francisco grabbed the opener of this series Monday night 3-2, cashing in as a +130 dog. The Giants trailed Monday 2-0 into the bottom of the seventh inning but got a two-out, three-run double from pinch-hitter Evan Longoria and hung on from there.

Monday’s game also played under a total of eight runs.

Monday’s loss snapped a four-game winning streak for Los Angeles. At 19-12 overall the Dodgers now lead the NL West by two games over Arizona and San Diego.

Monday’s victory snapped a three-game losing streak for San Francisco. At 12-17 overall the Giants trail first-place LA by six games in the NL West.

This series is the second meeting between these teams this season. LA took two of three games from San Francisco earlier this month down at Chavez Ravine.

Tuesday’s Starting Arms

Lefty Pomeranz is only 1/5 on quality starts this season but he’s also come within three outs twice, before getting pulled. Last Wednesday he held Toronto scoreless on two hits through six innings of a 4-0 San Francisco win, and over his last three starts he’s allowed six runs and 12 hits through 15 2/3 innings.

The Giants are 3-2 with Pomeranz this season.

In his most recent start against Los Angeles, back on April 1 of this season, Pomeranz allowed two runs and six hits through five innings of a 4-2 San Francisco victory.

Buehler is just 1/5 on quality starts this season but he’s been alright his last couple times out. Last Wednesday he gave up three runs and four hits through 5 2/3 innings against the Cubs, although the Dodgers lost that game 7-6. And just prior to that he held Cincinnati to one unearned run and three hits through 6 1/3 innings of a 3-2 Los Angeles victory.

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LA is 3-2 with Buehler this season.

In his only career start against the Giants last April Buehler allowed two runs and six hits through five innings of a 15-6 Dodgers win.

Tuesday’s Batting Splits

  • Los Angeles is batting .237/.336/.416 against left-handed pitching this season.
  • Even after collecting 11 hits Monday night San Francisco is still batting just .211/.277/.361 against RH pitching this season.

The Bullpens

  • After giving up three runs and the ball game Monday night the Dodgers bullpen now owns a 4.72 ERA this season, along with a 1.26 WHIP and a 108/37 K/BB ratio.
  • The Giants bullpen sports a 2.86 ERA, which is best in the Majors, with a 1.12 WHIP and a 97/29 K/BB ratio.

Totals Report

  • Overs are 16-15 in Dodgers games this season.
  • Unders are 16-11-2 in Giants games this season.
  • The totals are split 6-6-2 in games played at Oracle Park this season.
  • Overs are 3-2 in Buehler’s starts this season.
  • Unders are 5-0 in Pomeranz’ starts this season.
  • The totals are split 2-2 in Dodgers-Giants games this season.

Free MLB Pick

Tuesday’s pitching match-up is just about a push, and while LA might own a slight edge with the sticks San Francisco owns the edge in the bullpen comparison. Which means the value on Tuesday’s betting line resides with the Giants. And betting baseball is almost always about value. We’ll take San Francisco for our free MLB pick for Tuesday.