LA Dodgers vs SF Giants MLB Lines, Expert Analysis & Pick

Written by on April 30, 2019

After bouncing back from their humbling sweep over the weekend by beating the rival Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 on Monday, the San Francisco Giants will look to put on a repeat performance when they host L.A. in Game 2 of their three-game series on Tuesday. Now, let’s find out if Frisco is the pick in this one or whether the Dodgers are looking good despite being on the road.

LA Dodgers vs SF Giants MLB Lines, Expert Analysis & Pick

Starting Pitchers

  • Dodgers RH Walker Buehler (2-0, 5.25 ERA)
  • Giants LH Drew Pomeranz (1-2, 3.65)

Why Bet On Los Angeles?

The Dodgers had their four-game winning streak snapped in Monday’s loss despite getting a pair of hits and one RBI from Cody Bellinger (.434, 14 home runs, 37 RBIs), who along with Milwaukee’s Christian Yelich is one home run away from becoming the first player to ever hit15 home runs before May 1. Max Munch added an RBI, but reliever Ross Stripling gave up three runs while getting just one out.

The Dodgers will hand the ball to right-hander Walker Buehler in this one with the 24-year-old looking for a better outing after allowing three runs in 5.2 innings against the Chicago Cubs the last time he took the mound. Buehler got a no-decision for his last effort but is 1-0 with a 3.86 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Giants.

Team Statistics

  • Runs: 5.29
  • Hits: 8.48
  • Walks: 4.32
  • Strike Outs: 8.00
  • Runs: 4.32
  • Hits: 7.77
  • Walks: 2.74
  • Strike Outs: 8.71

Why Bet On San Francisco?

Are the Giants a safe bet in the MLB lines?

Frisco snapped its three-game slide by getting past the Dodgers on Monday. Once a superstar of the highest order, now veteran third baseman Evan Longoria smacked a bases-clearing double in the seventh inning to lead the way to victory. Joe Panik and Yangervis Solarte added two hits while shortstop Brandon Crawford singled and reached base three times.

For this Game 2 matchup, the Giants will hand the ball to left-hander Drew Pomeranz who picked up his first win of the season Wednesday against Toronto by limiting the Blue Jays to just two hits while tossing six scoreless innings.

“What a great job, pitching so efficiently,” manager Bruce Bochy told reporters. “He pounded the strike zone so well, had good command of the fastball, a good breaking ball, used his change occasionally.” The 30-year-old is just 1-4 with a 3.49 ERA in nine career games (including seven starts) against the Dodgers.

Team Statistics

  • Runs: 3.21
  • Hits: 7.07
  • Walks: 2.52
  • Strike Outs: 8.48
  • Runs: 3.86
  • Hits: 7.76
  • Walks: 2.72
  • Strike Outs: 8.59

Dodgers vs Giants MLB Betting Trends

  • The total went UNDER in 11 of the LA Dodgers’ last 16 games.
  • LA Dodgers are 4-1 SU in the last 5 games.
  • The total went OVER in 4 of the San Francisco Giants’s last 6 games.
  • San Francisco Giants are 1-4 SU in the last 5 games at home.

Expert Analysis and Prediction for Dodgers vs Giants

The Dodgers might have lost Game 1 and they might be on the road, but I like L.A. to get the win in Game 2 of this three-game set for a handful of reasons. First and foremost, the Dodgers have gone an encouraging 16-5 in their last 21 road games against a team with a losing record and an overpowering 41-18 in their last 59 games against their NL West division rivals.

The Giants are 4-1 in their last 5 games against their NL West rivals and 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a right-handed starter, but the Giants are also just 1-4 in their last five home games and 2-6 in their last eight against the Dodgers. With L.A. going 5-2 in Walker Buehler’s last 7 starts, I say back the NL West division leaders to get it done in this one!

MLB Betting Pick: LA Dodgers 4 SF Giants 3