MLB Picks: San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum is 7-5 with a 2.81 ERA in 19 career games versus the Los Angeles Dodgers, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks Wednesday night as the two teams close out a three-game series at Dodger Stadium.
Sports bettors will find that the Giants are plus-112 road underdogs in the pro baseball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 6.5 in the market.
Let's take a closer look at this National League West divisional matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction on the total along the way.
San Francisco Giants
The San Francisco Giants picked up a 3-0 road victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night, which came a day after getting blanked in their 2013 season opener.
Sports bettors will find that the OVER is 10-1 in Tim Lincecum's last 11 starts as a road underdog of plus-110 to plus-150.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp is hitless in his last 21 at-bats against the San Francisco Giants, while he went 0-for-8 when facing Tim Lincecum last season.
Dodgers starting pitcher Josh Beckett went 1-1 with a 7.79 ERA in five outings this spring.
I'm going to recommend that readers play the total as one of their MLB picks on Wednesday night, as the OVER is 4-0-1 in Tim Lincecum's last five starts versus National League West opponents.
MLB Pick: Over 6.5