The Los Angeles Dodgers have been the class of the National League West for the past several years and are projected to win the division once again in 2019. They are dealing with some key injuries to their pitching staff early on so will look to stay afloat until stars like Clayton Kershaw and Rich Hill get back.
Los Angeles has enviable depth in its rotation and hopes a backup option can perform well in a matchup against the San Francisco Giants on Monday. The Giants have been near the bottom of the division in recent years, following a nice run of consistent World Series titles, and would love to make a push for first place this season.
Hopes are high for both teams as the season gets going and this divisional clash will be an intriguing one to watch in MLB odds.
This MLB game between the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers will be held at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California at 10:10 p.m. ET on Monday, April 1st, 2019. The game will be nationally televised on ESPN.
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The Dodgers have the more threatening lineup and they are at home in this one, which should be enough to make them the favorites. Dodger Stadium is a notorious pitcher’s park, so don’t be surprised if the runline is pretty low. Furthermore, each bullpen will be fresh this early in the season, which gives each manager plenty of options.
The oddsmakers will likely peg Los Angeles to win this game in a pitcher’s duel, even though neither team is throwing an ace. Check back to see all of the odds as the game gets close in MLB gambling.
The Giants are scheduled to send offseason acquisition Drew Pomeranz to the mound. He is a former elite prospect who has bounced around a bit but has impressive stuff. Pomeranz was not good last season but he does have a decent track record and will try to turn the page with the Giants.
According to MLB.com, Pomeranz has a career ERA of 3.48 against the Dodgers in eight appearances. That sample size is small and the lineups were different every time, but it’s a glance at what he has been able to accomplish against Los Angeles.
The Dodgers will counter with 22-year-old Julio Urias. He was not expected to be in the rotation to begin the year but the injuries to Kershaw and Hill made room. Urias was in the big leagues at 20 years old and is still only 22. He missed much of last season due to a shoulder injury but has tremendous stuff and could put together a good performance.
8. That’s the number of home runs the Dodgers hit on Opening Day in an easy win over the Diamondbacks. Joc Pederson and Enrique Hernandez had two dingers apiece, while Corey Seager, Max Muncy, Cody Bellinger and Austin Barnes each hit one. Los Angeles set an Opening Day record for number of home runs in a game, besting the previous high of six.
The Giants got off to a slower start to the season as they were shut out by the Padres. Ace Madison Bumgarner did pitch well, so that is encouraging, but San Francisco’s offense will need to pick it up moving forward.
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The Dodgers have the superior lineup and they have a talented young hurler on the mound. Los Angeles is one of the best teams in the National League and should have no issue coming away with the win in this matchup.
Pomeranz is good enough to keep this one close for awhile but the Dodgers are the pick to secure this home win in MLB gambling.
MLB Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers 5, San Francisco Giants 3
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