Nine out of the last eleven translates to dominance over the other team. Had the Dodgers (38-31) have to play anyone else besides the Giants, their lead in the NL East would be more secure. As it is, Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN is a fitting scene as the visiting Giants (38-32) seek first place tonight. Despite recent success, San Fran is a moderate (+160’s) road dog tonight.
Road Woes for Lincecum
Tim is making it harder for himself than it has to be on the road. Most of his woes originate with the frequency of free passes he issues. Close to 5.5 per nine innings to be exact. With it seeming like base on balls always getting pitchers in trouble, this has hampered the efforts of the Giants with him on the mound. It played a pivotal factor in an earlier lopsided loss by San Fran to these Dodgers near the start of the year.
Rollins No : Puig Yes
Rollins has had putrid career stats against Lincecum over a long sample size. Puig on the other hand has been sizzling with 10 for 17 against the Giant pitcher. This is key. With his ability to create runs by flying around the bases, this added pressure on the road will be too much for Tim to handle. This is why the public bet down and opening line of -150 or so to the -175 range.
This much chalk should not be consumed when wagering tonight. LAD is a pass because of Anderson’s penchant for giving up hits. San Fran is also opportunistic. This is despite mass defections on the free agent root. Apex Baseball Betting covets the total on this. The 7 1/2 runs is way too low for this encounter with these starters. Wager the over for this game. Good fortune and we will talk to you next week here at Apex Baseball Betting.