The MLB is set up with another great slate of baseball on Sunday afternoon. Fifteen games are up on the board throughout July 24. One of these games will be between the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers. These two teams have been strong this season and will look for a big win in this one. This game will start at around 4:10 PM Eastern time.
San Francisco has posted a record of 48-46 throughout this season, which has them sitting in third place of the NL West. The Giants have lost three games in a row and are 5-5 in their last 10 matchups. San Francisco is two games out of a wild card spot, but will look for a win in this one. The Giants will look to step up early in this one.
The Dodgers have earned a record of 63-30 so far on the season, which has them in first place of the NL West. Los Angeles has won seven games in a row and are 9-1 throughout their last 10 games. The Dodgers have a ten and a half game lead on the division. Los Angeles will look to extend the lead with a win on Sunday afternoon.
These two teams have been solid throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. The Giants have struggled a bit in this series, but will look to turn it around early in this one. Los Angeles will look to remain red hot at home. If either team can get the early lead, it could be enough for the win.
The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:
|San Francisco Giants||+1 ½ (-115)||+170||Over 7 ½ (-120)|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||-1 ½ (-105)||-210||Under 7 ½ (+100)|
|Team Data||San Francisco Giants||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Away/ Home Record||22-24||33-13|
|Batting Average Away/ Home||.232||.249|
|ERA Away/ Home||4.13||3.04|
San Francisco Giants
- 8-12 in July games
- 9-6 when playing on a Sunday
- 16-17 against division rivals
- 23-20 in day games
- 19-12 against left handed starters
- 21-23 after a loss
- 24-23 against team with a winning record
Los Angeles Dodgers
- 16-2 in July
- 8-6 when playing on Sunday
- 24-11 against divisional opponents
- 17-10 in day games
- 42-19 against right handers
- 44-18 after a win
- 21-7 after three or more straight wins
- 19-11 against team with a winning record
These two teams met up eight times throughout the season. The first two games were won by the Dodgers in Los Angeles. The next three games shifted to San Francisco. The Giants won all three of those games. The first three games of this set have been won by the Dodgers. Los Angeles has outscored San Francisco 34-23 in the season series.
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The Giants have been solid at the plate throughout the season. San Francisco has a .236 batting average, which is 23rd in the league. The Giants have posted an OBP of .321, which is 7th in the MLB. San Francisco has earned a .720 OPS, which is 12th in the league. The Giants have a BA of .242 against left handers this season.
Los Angeles has been great hitting the ball on the season. The Dodgers have a batting average of .256, which is 5th in the MLB. Los Angeles has earned a .335 on base percentage, which is 1st in the league. The Dodgers have put up an OPS of .776, which is also 1st in the MLB. Los Angeles has hit .257 against righties.
San Francisco has been solid with the bats in their hands this season, but the Dodgers have the edge entering this one. The Giants have earned 18 hits and 9 runs through the first three games of this set. Los Angeles has 25 hits and 18 runs in those games. If either team can get their bats going early, it could be enough for the win on Sunday.
I expect Alex Cobb to get the start on the mound for San Francisco in this one. Cobb has started in 14 games this season, going 3-4 in those starts. He has posted an ERA of 4.09 and a 1.29 WHIP in those outings. Cobb’s last start was against the Milwaukee Brewers. He gave up four hits through seven and a third innings in the no decision.
Clayton Kershaw will likely get the nod at pitcher for the Dodgers on Sunday afternoon. Kershaw has earned a record of 7-2 throughout his 12 starts this season. He has put up a 2.13 ERA and a WHIP of 0.91 in those games. Kershaw pitched eight innings in his last start against the Los Angeles Angels. He gave up one hit en route to the win.
Kershaw has been great this season, winning his last two starts entering this one. Cobb has lost his last three decisions and will look to bounce back in this one. Los Angeles has the edge in the bullpen as well. The Dodgers relievers have a 3.38 ERA, which is 6th in the league. San Francisco’s bullpen has a combined ERA of 4.23, which is 22nd in the MLB.
The Giants will look to avoid the four game sweep with a much needed win on Sunday afternoon. Los Angeles has dominated this series so far and will look to remain red hot. San Francisco has the batters to keep up with the Dodgers offense. If the Giants can get a strong start from Cobb, I think they can grab the road win.
Bovada has Los Angeles listed as a -210 against the money line in this one. This implies that the Dodgers will win this game around 67.7 percent of the time. I think that this line should be closer to even with these two division rivals meeting up. San Francisco is much better than this line implies. As huge underdogs, I like the value on the Giants to earn the win.