We release our best betting pick from Tuesday from the National League west contest between the LA Dodgers and San Francisco Giants. The Dodgers and Giants will begin from San Francisco at 10:15PM Eastern Time and national television is provided by the MLB package. With our MLB best bet we will play on the LA Dodgers and San Francisco Giants to play under the total of 6 runs. The odds used from this top pick are courtesy of BetOnline sportsbook.
The betting odds opened up in this key National League baseball contest with the road club LA Dodgers the -120 odds favorite with the home team San Francisco Giants returning +110 odds. The run over under opened up at six runs. Early money from baseball bettors has landed on the side of the home underdog as the LA Dodgers are now favored by -115 odds with the return on the San Francisco Giants at +105 odds. The run over under has not moved off the opener of 6 runs. Those betting the LA Dodgers on the run line and laying the -1 ½ runs will get back +150 odds. San Francisco Giants run line supporters who take the +1 ½ runs will have to lay -160 odds for their wager. First five inning bettors playing on the LA Dodgers will lay -115 odds with the return on the San Francisco Giants at -105 odds. The over under in five innings of play is currently lined at three runs.
Taking the hill for the LA Dodgers on Tuesday will be their ace and 2011 Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw. The LA lefty starter is having a nice season with an ERA of 2.73 and a very low WHIP of 1.01. Low WHIP is outstanding for pitchers because this stat measures the amount of base runners allowed per inning. So a WHIP of one means pitchers allows one base runner per inning so they are apt to not give up big innings. Clayton Kershaw has owned San Francisco during his career. The Dodger starter in 13 career starts against the Giants has a 6-2 record with an ERA of 1.34 and WHIP of 0.87 in 87 innings. The San Francisco Giants career team batting average against Kershaw is just .180. Clayton Kershaw better bring his A game tonight because he will get very little offensive support tonight because the Dodgers are mired in a hitting slump as the club is pushing across just 2.1 runs per game over their past seven contests and own a team batting average of .177 in that span. LA was shutout last night in game one of this series and had just five hits.
The San Francisco Giants will counter tonight with Ryan Vogelsong who makes his eighth home start of the year. Vogelsong has been very good pitching in his home park as the veteran right hander has an ERA of just 1.47 and WHIP of 1.06 in his seven starts. His last home start was on June 9th and allowed a good hitting team in Texas just one earned run and three hits over 7 2/3rds innings of work. Good starting pitchers who figure to go deep tonight makes the under the play at the sportsbook.