GIANTS vs DODGERS FREE MLB BET: August 15, 2018
Pick: GIANTS +1.5 -130
GIANTS vs DODGERS ANALYSIS
The San Francisco Giants will look to finish off a very impressive road sweep against the LA Dodgers tonight. The Dodgers have looked horrendous as of late. They have lost 5 in a row and Dodgers fans may be starting to panic as the team now finds themselves both out of the division lead and a wildcard spot. They have just simply not been able to hit the ball. In the last 10 games, they are averaging under 3 runs a game with just 28 runs over that span. This is not the quality you would expect from a team that made it all the way to the World Series just a season ago. They have not even been good in front of their home crowd this year. They are just 31-30 at Dodgers Stadium on the season. They have to face Derek Holland tonight who has been good. He has only given up 10 earned runs over his last 32.2 innings. He had a tough start his last time out but was lights out for his previous 6 appearances. Facing the Dodgers struggling offense is a great opportunity for him to bounce back and get back into strong form. The Dodgers will send Hyun-Jin Ryu to the mound. He has not touched a major league mound since getting hurt all the way back on May 2nd against Arizona. He has to face a Giants side that has won 4 of their last 5 games and have some playoff aspirations of their own. I think this is a very tough spot to put Ryu on the mound for the first time in over 3 months with both teams gunning for playoff spots. He may struggle tonight. The way the Dodgers are playing I expected the line on this game to be much more on favour of the Giants. Getting the insurance of +1.5 at the -130 odds is an absolute gift.