3* Monday Night Baseball Bailout
San Francisco vs. LA Dodgers,
08/20/2012 22:10 EDT,
Score: 2 - 1
Money Line: -152 LA Dodgers
3* Monday Night Baseball Bailout (ESPN2) on Dodgers -152
The Dodgers have the advantage on the mound with Clayton Kershaw, who has been lights out at home. He is 6-3 (10-3 on the money line) with an ERA of 2.27 at home this season. Plus, the Dodgers are 23-6 in his home starts dating back to the beginning of last season.
San Francisco's Madison Bumgarner hasn't been nearly as strong on the road where he is 5-6 (6-7 on the money line) with an ERA of 4.06. The Giants are 0-4 in Bumgarner's last 4 starts as a road underdog.
The Dodgers are 15-2 in Kershaw' last 17 starts as a home favorite of -151 to -200. Even more importantly, they are a perfect 10-0 in the second half of the season the last 2 seasons in his starts versus terrible power teams that average 0.75 or less home runs per game. They have defeated these clubs by an average score of 3.9 to 0.9.
Teams that can't hit the long ball have really struggled against Kershaw, who has only given up 5 round trippers all season at home. Take LA.