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|Team||Run Spread||Money Line||Total|
|San Francisco Giants||+1.5 (-132)
|O 7.5 (-109)
|Los Angeles Dodgers||-1.5 (+110)
|U 7.5 (-112)
Look. Trevor Bauer is great. He’s one of the top 10 pitchers in the game in all likelihood. But there’s no reason to bet on the Dodgers when he’s pitching — there’s just not enough juice. Add to it that the Giants are consistently undervalued and this feels like a chance to hammer San Fran — we like the Giants money line and with the spread.
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Garcia’s 2021 record: (31-24-2)
|San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers Information|
|Teams||San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Location||Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California|
|Time||Monday, June 28, 10:10 p.m. EST|
|How to Watch||NBC Sports Bay Area, MLB.TV|
The reigning NL Cy Young Award-winning pitcher will toe the rubber against one of the top five leaders in wins this season as Trevor Bauer and Anthony Descalfani faceoff to get this rivalry series started.
Of course, you’re well familiar with Bauer. The righty is 7-5 overall this year with a 2.57 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and is second in all of baseball with 129 strikeouts in 101.2 innings this season.
However Bauer is trending in the wrong direction in June, with a 3.55 ERA this month. He’s surrendered three or moore runs in three of his four starts this month.
While he was brilliant his last time out against San Francisco — throw 6.1 innings giving up just two hits and one unearned run while striking out 11 — L.A. just doesn’t play its best when he’s on the mound.
The Dodgers’ record in games not started by Bauer: 39-22.
The Dodgers’ record in games started by Bauer: 7-9.
It just doesn’t pay to back Bauer right now.
Especially since Descalfani has been shoving this year. The Giants starter is 8-2 with a 2.77 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 80 strikeouts in 87.2 innings on the season and unlike Bauer, Descalfani has been on fire this month.
Descalfani is a perfect 4-0 with a microscopic 1.00 ERA — giving up just three earned runs in 27 innings. The Giants are 8-1 in the past nine Desclafani starts.
We’re deep enough into the season where it’s clear to say the Giants’ start isn’t a fluke and they’re here to stay. It’s the unbelievable combination of potent hitting and stellar pitching — they’ve outscored opponents by 100 runs this year.
The depth on this team is what makes them so tough. Brandon Crawford, Alex Dickerson, Steven Duggar and Wilmer Florez all have OPS’ better than 1.000 this season. There are eight people who have a WAR of 1.0 or better less than halfway through the season.
Ten different batters have at least six home runs this year. They just can beat you one through nine — something that’s long been a trait of dominant Giants teams.
The Dodgers have of course been amazing in their own right. They’re the only team with a better +/- in all of baseball (outscoring opponents by 103 runs so far this year) and are of course stacked.
They had a rough start to the week getting swept by San Diego and then no-hit by Chicago, but have bounced back nicely winning the next three against the Cubs. This is a heavy-weight battle and the Dodgers, until anybody proves otherwise, are the heavy weight.
Let’s keep this one short and sweet. The man to watch for San Francisco is a little off the radar: Lamonote Wade Jr. We’re expecting him to get the start after his big game Sunday — 2-of-4 with a home run and 2 RBIs — because he’s been great this year hitting .316 off righties in 76 at bats.
The guy in Dodger blue we’re keeping an eye on is Justin Turner. He’s hitting an impressive .294 against righties with a .385 OBP as well as seven home runs and 26 RBIs. He’s also been red hot the last week, hitting .409 (9 of 22) with a double and three RBIs.
Tony writes about baseball for WSN.com after recently graduating with his Masters from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Prior to that, Tony was a local sports reporter for MLive Media Group, based out of Jackson, Michigan where he covered everything from high school to professional sports. He graduated from Michigan State in 2015 with a degree in journalism. During his time there he covered the Michigan State football and men’s basketball teams from 2013-15 and hosted a sports radio show on WDBM 89FM.More info on Tony Garcia
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