Bet The LA Dodgers vs SF Giants MLB Spread

Posted by Aaron . on April 6, 2016 in

On Thursday afternoon, the San Francisco Giants welcome the Los Angeles Dodgers for the opener of a weekend pro baseball betting series between these two storied rivals on the Bay. The Giants (2-0) knocked off the Brewers 2-1 on Tuesday. They face the Brewers in the final game of their series on Wednesday before heading back to the West Coast. The Dodgers (2-0) shut out the San Diego Padres, 3-0, on Tuesday night and face the Dodgers again on Wednesday before heading to San Francisco.

How To Bet the LA Dodgers vs SF Giants MLB Odds, TV & Game Info

When: Thursday, April 7, 2016, 4:35pm ET
Where: AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA
Radio: Giants and Dodgers
Live Stream: CSBA
Pitching Matchup: Alex Wood (0-0) (LAD) vs Jake Peavy (0-0) (SF)

Why should you bet on the Dodgers?

The Dodgers have one of the best one-two punches in their rotation in MLB right now, as Clayton Kershaw and Scott Kazmir both one-hit the Padres to open the season. However, in their fourth game they send Alex Wood to the mound. He’s only in the rotation thanks to some other injuries in the Dodgers’ starting corps, so it’s likely he will be in long relief soon. The key for him is inducing ground balls; in 2015 he did that 56 percent of the time, which is why he maintained decent numbers. The Dodgers’ offense has been prolific in the first two games, and AT&T Park is a great place to launch balls out of the stadium.

Why should you put your money on San Francisco?

The Giants have also gotten off to a 2-0 start, riding their new starting pitcher, Johnny Cueto, in a pitcher’s duel. Brandon Crawford gave the Giants just about all of the offense they needed with a home run, a towering blast into the upper deck at Miller Park to open the third inning. The Giants have had the flu run through their clubhouse, so they are likely to rest some starters in the Wednesday matinee before heading home on Thursday.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I like the Giants to enjoy the home cooking — and take advantage of a spot starter. I’m picking San Francisco to win the opener, 5-3.