Bet Tables Will Turn for Game 2 Dodgers vs. Giants MLB Pick

Ross Benjamin

Saturday, September 13, 2014 2:27 PM UTC

Saturday, Sep. 13, 2014 2:27 PM UTC

Our resident MLB betting odds guru breaks down game 2 of the huge series tonight between the Dodgers/Giants. Read this informative and insightful MLB handicapping article that’s culminated with a money line free pick.

Battle for Supremacy in the NL West
The Giants will host the Dodgers on Saturday at AT&T Park in San Francisco with the first pitch slated for 9:05 PM ET. According to MLB odds, the Dodgers are a -120 money line home favorite, and the posted total is 6.5. The Dodgers entered this series with a slim 2.0 game lead over the Giants for the top spot in the AL West. The Giants have won 7 of the 13-games between these teams in 2014. However, the last time the Dodgers visited AT&T Park in late July, they swept the 3-game series, catapulting them to 1st place in the division, and they haven’t relinquished the lead since. These clubs have seen just 1 of their 6-meetings in San Francisco this season go over the total.


The Starting Pitching Matchup Today
The Dodgers will go with Zack Greinke in game 2 of this critical series for both clubs. The Dodgers hurler has been in very good form over his last 4-starts with a stellar 2.08 ERA. Greinke is 3-0 against the money versus the Dodgers this season, with an excellent 1.80 ERA, and just shy of a 7:1 strikeout to walk ratio. The Giants counter with veteran right-hander Tim Hudson. He’s 17-11 against the money on the year, and has a solid 3.12 ERA.


Road Warriors
The Dodgers entered this series with a terrific 43-28 (.606) road record. They’ve also gone 50-21 (.704) in their last 71-games as a money line road favorite. They entered the opening game of this series having won 5 of the last 6 overall, and had averaged 5.0 runs per game over their last 10.


Giants aren’t a Hot Dog at Home
The Giants enter the 3-game set versus their division rival having gone 12-3 over their last 15-games. They’re also a perfect 9-0 in their last 9 at home when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The bad news is, they’ve gone a miserable 1-10 in their last 11 as a money line home underdog.


Final Analysis
The Dodgers Zack Grienke has pitched much better on the road this season than his money line mark indicates. The Giants have actually been slightly better on the road than at home this season. I’m giving the slightest of lean to the Dodger blue for my MLB pick today.

Free MLB Pick: Dodgers -120 over the Giants at Pinnacle

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