MLB gambling results have been consistently bad for the Dodgers since June as they have become one of the biggest money losers on the board in MLB betting.
The Dodgers fell below the .500 mark this month as they went through a 2-6 stretch from September 4 through September 11 as 7 of those 8 games went under the total. The Dodger lineup continues to struggle and ranked just 21st overall for run production and an even worse 26th for team home runs.
The Dodgers have not been an effective commodity on the road with a mark of just 30-41 with the MLB gambling odds. There have been plenty of distractions that have come to the fore for LA as their ownership is going through an incredibly nasty divorce that may have long term implications for their ability to pay for a top shelf roster.
Beyond that, the status of manager Joe Torre remains in doubt for 2011.
The San Francisco Giants have had the hot hand with the MLB betting lines as they won 7 out of 10 games to begin September and ranked as one of the most profitable teams overall for the 2010 season. San Francisco’s strength is the top shelf pitching staff that ranked 3rd overall in the majors for both staff earned run average and quality starts.
One starter that is not scheduled to take to the hill in this series, however, is Tim Lincecum. Number 2 starter Barry Zito is scheduled for Tuesday, Matt Cain for Wednesday, and then Jonathan Sanchez for Thursday.
The offense was led by Aubrey Huff, who was hitting .291 with 24 home runs and 81 runs batted in. The Giants were 41-27 at home.
The Giants have beaten the Dodgers in 7 out of their last 9 MLB gambling matchups overall with just 3 of those games going over the total. The Dodgers were swept in a 3 game series in their last trip to San Francisco with 2 of those games also going under the total. Wednesday night’s matchup can be seen on ESPN at 10:15 PM Eastern Time.