Dodgers vs Giants Odds, Trends, and Free Pick – April 12th, 2011 ]]> include($base_url . “/includes/header.htm”); ?>
The opening line for tonight’s Dodgers vs Giants game was -175 (-1.5 +130) in favor of Lincecum and the Giants at SportsInteraction.com and the total was set at 6.5 u25. Here are some trends for tonight’s game:
Dodgers are 7-1 in Billingsleys last 8 starts vs. a team with a losing record.
Dodgers are 7-3 in Billingsleys last 10 starts as a favorite.
Dodgers are 4-10 in Billingsleys last 14 starts.
Giants are 11-5 in their last 16 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
Giants are 8-1 in Lincecums last 9 starts vs. a team with a winning record.
Giants are 6-1 in Lincecums last 7 starts vs. National League West.
Under is 6-1-2 in Billingsleys last 9 road starts.
Under is 11-2-3 in Billingsleys last 16 starts on grass.
Under is 4-0 in Lincecums last 4 starts as a home favorite.
Over is 5-1 in Lincecums last 6 Tuesday starts.
Giants are 7-2 in Lincecums last 9 starts vs. Dodgers.
Over is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings.
My Prediction: So far this year, the Dodgers have the Giants number. After last night’s 6-1 win, LA is now 4-1 against San Fran this year. The Giants send their ace to the mound tonight. Tim Lincecum lost at Dodger Stadium on opening night 2-1. Lincecum has been lights out again so far this year, yielding only 1 earned run in 14 innings. Chad Billingsley beat the Giants 4-3 on April 1st, but didn’t have his best stuff. He then was rocked in Colorado by the Rockies in his 2nd start. I believe the Giants will get to Billingsley tonight and Lincecum will be his usual dominant self. Take the runline.
Giants -1.5 +130