The San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers will meet for game one of their important weekend series tonight. All odds for this pivotal series can be found at Top Bet sportsbook.
The Giants have had to overcome some adversity this season but still find themselves on top of the division race. They sit 4.5 games in front of the Dodgers and once again this season have gotten solid contributions from a great starting pitching staff. Tonight they will start Tim Lincecum who ironically is having his worst season as a pro. He has allowed 159 hits in 157 innings of work for a 5.21 ERA.
The Dodgers have been adding players and payroll in the hopes of making the playoffs and they have gained no ground as of yet. As we mentioned before they are 4.5 games back for the division and are also in just 4th place for the wild card as well. They will start Josh Beckett was making his third start since coming over from the Red Sox. Beckett in 12 innings with the Dodgers is pitching to a 2.92 ERA.
San Francisco is 6-2 in their last eight games following a loss, 11-5 in their last 16 games overall, and 3-7 in Lincecum’s last 10 starts as a home favorite. Los Angeles is 8-2 in their last 10 road games against a team with a winning home record, 11-5 in their last 16 road games, and 5-14 in their last 19 games against the AL West. San Francisco is 6-2 in Lincecum’s last eight starts against Los Angeles.
These two pitchers have had very established careers but are having down seasons so far. We look for them to battle like true veterans tonight and we will take under total runs scored in this game at best online sportsbooks.