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MLB Picks: San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

Jeff GrantContributor IApril 3, 2013

MLB Picks: San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

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    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

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    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

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    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. 

Prediction

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    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

     

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