MLB Matchups  >>  San Francisco Giants vs. LA Dodgers Dodgers Preview 09/12/2013

Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Thursday when the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers meet at Dodger Stadium.

The Giants will give the ball to starter Matt Cain in this one. Righthander Cain is 8-9 this season with a 4.37 ERA.

Starting this game for the Dodgers will be Zack Greinke. The righthander has a 2.79 ERA to go along with a 14-3 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Dodgers listed as 164-moneyline favorites versus the Giants, while the game's total is sitting at 6½.
In their last action, San Francisco was a 4-3 winner at home against the Rockies. Bettors on San Francisco at -138 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Los Angeles was a 4-1 loser in its last match at home against the Diamondbacks. They lost as -128 favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

TEAM RECORDS:
San Francisco: 66-80 SU
Los Angeles: 85-60 SU
SAN FRANCISCO MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing LA Dodgers are 5-5
After playing Colorado are 5-5
After a win are 2-8

LOS ANGELES MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing San Francisco are 4-6
After playing Arizona are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco's last 7 games
San Francisco is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 6 games when playing LA Dodgers
LA Dodgers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home
LA Dodgers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing San Francisco
LA Dodgers are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers's last 6 games

NEXT UP:
LA Dodgers home to San Francisco, Friday, September 13