[4:05 PM] Dodgers @ Giants

Who will WIN this matchup?

Los Angeles Dodgers (91-68)

@ San Francisco Giants (84-75)


Starting Pitchers:

Kershaw (LAD): 12-3; 1.65 ERA

Blatch (SF) 0-0; 2.00 ERA


Last 10 Games Played:

Los Angeles Dodgers: 6-4

San Francisco Giants: 6-4


Current odds:

Los Angeles Dodgers: (-200)

San Francisco Giants: (+180)


ESPN simulations have San Francisco as XX% favorites to win the game.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Los Angeles to win as (XX) favorites.

The San Francisco Giants remain in front for the National League’s second wild-card spot but face a huge task on Saturday. The Giants face nemesis Clayton Kershaw when they host the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers and attempt to either maintain their lead or clinch a postseason spot.

Kershaw quickly has regained his stellar form as he scattered three hits over seven scoreless innings to defeat Colorado in his last outing. He hasn’t allowed an earned run and has allowed seven hits in 18 frames over his last three turns. Kershaw is 18-7 with a 1.58 ERA in 35 career appearances (34 starts) against the Giants and has dominated Belt (3-for-48, 26 strikeouts), Brandon Crawford (3-for-26) and Hunter Pence (6-for-63).

Blach is making his second major-league start and fourth overall appearance as manager Bruce Bochy tabbed him to start over right-hander Albert Suarez (3-5, 4.29). Bochy certainly was persuaded by his strong relief effort against the Dodgers on Sept. 21, when he tossed three hitless innings. The 25-year-old Blach lasted just three frames in his start against San Diego on Sunday, when he allowed two runs on four hits and three walks.

The Giants are a torrid 14-4 at home against the Dodgers since the start of the 2015 season.

Los Angeles RF Yasiel Puig recorded two hits on Friday and is 8-for-16 over his last seven games.

San Francisco INF Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) will sit out his fifth straight game and Bochy deemed him questionable for a possible wild-card contest on Wednesday.


StreakSmarts Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers

Confidence: 6/10

StreakSmarter Pick