This game could be low scoring as Zack Greinke (14-3, 1.61 ERA) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (72-57) go up against Madison Bumgarner (16-6, 2.97 ERA) and the San Francisco Giants (69-61) in the second of a three-game series at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers won the last game 5-4 and Los Angeles leads the series 1-0. The game starts at 10:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Sep. 1 and will air on CSBy and SNLA.
In his last start, Greinke pitched 7.0 innings, allowing zero runs, striking out nine and walking two in a 1-0 victory over the Reds. Andre Ethier (.297, 46 Rs, 13 HRs, 42 RBIs, 2 SBs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI. The Giants were also victorious the last time Bumgarner pitched. He pitched well, going 6.0 innings, giving up one run, striking out 12 and walking two in a 9-1 victory over the Cubs. Brandon Belt (.283, 66 Rs, 17 HRs, 61 RBIs, 9 SBs) has been hitting the ball well for the Giants, going 2 for 7 yesterday with one RBI.
Los Angeles, a -141 favorite, will look to capitalize at home against San Francisco. The Over/Under (O/U) for the matchup is six runs. When playing as the favorite, the Dodgers have a 64-50 record and overall money line at -1,148. They have performed well against their division to earn an SU record of 29-20 and a 28-19 record when they were the favorite. Los Angeles has been struggling as of late. In the last 10 games, Los Angeles has only averaged 2.7 runs per game compared to the 4.1 they've averaged on the season. Over their past 10 games, Los Angeles's pitchers have been playing lights out, only allowing 2.4 runs per game, below their season average of 3.6. The Dodgers don't allow many hitters to get on base, ranking fourth in the league with a 1.19 WHIP.
On the other side, the Giants have a record of 30-32 when they are the underdog and are +254 overall with the money line. Over the last 10 games, they were winless as the underdog with a 0-6 record and 4-6 SU. They also allow just 8.3 hits per game, good for fifth in the NL.
The Giants have gotten the best of the Dodgers in head-to-head matchups this season, going 9-4. This game will feature Bumgarner (LHP) on the mound against the Dodgers, who have a 13-14 record when they take on a left-handed starter. Taking the hill against the Giants will be the right-hander Greinke. They sport a 52-48 record against righties.
Predictions: SU Winner - LAD, O/U - Over
San Francisco is 3-5-1 SU in its last 9 games,.
San Francisco is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games, on the road.
San Francisco 5-1-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing LA Dodgers.
San Francisco is 3-5-1 SU in their last 9 games, when playing on the road against LA Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 30-20 against their divisional rivals, while the Giants are 27-24 against their division.
Los Angeles has won 52% (23-21) of its games when leading after 7 innings. However, San Francisco has won 60% (30-20) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Giants managed to give up six walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Dodgers who are heading in with a 13-4 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Dodgers are 54-11. The Giants have a 60-10 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 20th in runs, Los Angeles has earned 532 this season. San Francisco ranks 11th with 564 runs.
Ranking 18th, San Francisco is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 363 this season. Los Angeles ranks in the top five at fourth with 443.
When the Dodgers hit at least one home run, they are 55-34, well-matched with the Giants who are 47-23 when hitting one or more homers.