This game could be low scoring as Johnny Cueto (9-1, 2.16 ERA) and the San Francisco Giants (36-25) go up against Clayton Kershaw (8-1, 1.46 ERA) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (32-29) in the first of a three-game series at AT&T Park. The game starts at 10:15 p.m. ET on Friday, Jun. 10 and will air on KNTV and SNLA.
In his last start, Cueto pitched 6.0 innings, giving up one runs (one unearned), striking out one and walking five in a 5-1 victory over the Cardinals. Brandon Belt (.298, 28 Rs, 7 HRs, 29 RBIs) went 1 for 3 Wednesday with one run, one home run, and one RBI. The Dodgers were also victorious the last time Kershaw pitched. He had a good outing, pitching 6.0 innings, allowing zero runs, striking out four and walking one in a 4-0 victory over the Braves. Trayce Thompson (.271, 24 Rs, 10 HRs, 22 RBIs, 4 SBs) went 1 for 4 Wednesday.
The Giants are a hefty underdog at home, with the Dodgers and Kershaw priced at -160. The total is 5.5.
Pick - SF
The Giants hold a 22-12 record in matchups against NL West rivals, while the Dodgers currently sit at 13-12 in these games.
The Dodgers didn't score any runs in their last game. The Giants have a 5-0 record when they don't allow any runs.
When they outhit their opponents, the Dodgers are 25-4. The Giants have a 25-1 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 16th, Los Angeles sits in the bottom half of the league in runs, scoring 257 this season. San Francisco ranks in the top half at 13th with 265.
Ranking 27th, Los Angeles is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.684). San Francisco ranks in the bottom half at 18th with an OPS of .722.
When the Dodgers allow at least one home run, they are 11-21. When the Giants allow one or more homers, they have a 14-18 record.