MLB Picks: San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

Jeff GrantContributor IJune 24, 2013

MLB Picks: San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

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    The San Francisco Giants are 23-7 in Madison Bumgarner's last 30 starts against division opponents, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks Monday as the Giants prepare to open up a three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.

    Courtesy of SBR Forum, the Giants are plus-101 road underdogs in the pro-baseball odds.

    Let's take a closer look at this National League West matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

San Francisco Giants

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    The San Francisco Giants have lost three of their last four games, including a 7-2 setback to the Miami Marlins as minus-195 home favorites Sunday.

    MLB handicappers will find that the Giants have won five of six meetings against the Los Angeles Dodgers—outscoring them by a 24-20 combined margin. 

Los Angeles Dodgers

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    The Los Angeles Dodgers are 11-23 against division opponents in 2013, but they did come away with a 3-1 road victory over the San Diego Padres as plus-146 road underdogs Sunday.

    Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu is 0-2 with a 3.65 earned run average in two starts versus the San Francisco Giants.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the San Francisco Giants as one of their MLB picks Monday night, as the team has won four of Madison Bumgarner's last five road starts against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

    MLB Pick: San Francisco Giants plus-101

     

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