Pick #1 – San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers
The game we are attacking on tonight's ballot is the San Francisco Giants (80-71) against the Los Angeles Dodgers (85-76) and its a meeting between two arch rivals with the Giants desperately needing a win and some runs to get there confidence after a tragic fall from the top. This pick peaks and perks our interest from the start as its clear that the professional betting money has been pounded on one side of the line moving it from a 7 over/under MLB total play up a half point to a 7.5 giving us a very strong estimation and prediction on how this OVER should shake out tonight. This is a must win game for both teams and the Giants are an absolute need of a huge game so their motivation should be at an all time high to get some runs on the scoreboard and bust through the OVER line here. Both teams look to take positive momentum into the playoffs but the public consensus seems to think otherwise as they 75% going towards the under. The San Francisco Giants produce 4.36 runs this year and the Los Angeles Dodgers output 4.42 runs on the year so its yet another one of those rare cases where the averages easily break us into an OVER win if we even closely hit the mark. The park factor for this game is a reasonable -97 but the good news is we get a nice breeze to dead center so a great chance for the bats to come alive. The weather at Dodger Stadium is looking like 74°F, Mostly Sunny, Humidity is 82%, Wind is WSW 0 mph so just ideal conditions for the hitters to feel comfortable and put the ball into play a lot. Another really favorable part of this OVER bet is the fact that the Giants bullpen is absolutely terrible right now giving huge prospect to the fact that the Dodgers will most likely be scoring a lot late. One of the best parts of this pick is that we get a Matt Moore (L) pitching who is having his second worst month of the entire season by posting a 6.41 ERA. We also get starting pitcher Kenta Maeda (R) who actual performs worse at home with an average 3.31 ERA on the year and with this low of total on the OVER should be a huge help in pushing us there. The computer predicted score for this matchup is 7.3 so the OVER 7.5 appears alluring based on all of the above and we have to believe the adrenaline and magnitude of two of the sports biggest rivals should have lots runs crossing the plate in a much needed offensive display from both teams.
San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers - Wednesday, September 21, 2016 10:10 PM
963 San Francisco Giants +1½ -155 +160
964 Los Angeles Dodgers -1½ +135 -170
963 San Francisco Giants Over 7½ +105
964 Los Angeles Dodgers Under 7½ -125
Betting odds provided by 5Dimes
OVER 7.5 (2 Units)
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