Dodgers vs Giants Prediction - MLB Picks 4/12/23

San Francisco Giants (5-6) vs Los Angeles Dodgers (6-6)

Game Info: Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 9:45 pm (Oracle Park)

Alex Cobb (0-1) (2.53) vs Clayton Kershaw (1-1) (3.75)

Betting Odds: San Francisco Giants +155 / Los Angeles Dodgers -200 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants will conclude their three-game set this Wednesday from Oracle Park. San Francisco took game two after humbling Los Angeles with a shutout, 5-0. 

Dodgers Betting Preview

Los Angeles is 6-6 after following the loss to San Francisco. The Dodgers were shut out for the first time this season last night, and they’ll look to avenge that effort before heading back down to LA for six games. The Los Angeles offense is scoring 5.75 runs per game, while batting .238, with a .352 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.33 ERA, with a 1.18 WHIP. Freddie Freeman has recorded a hit in eight of the last ten games, and he leads LAD in batting average (.375) the fourth time in six games last time out. Will Smith has scored a run in seven of the last eight, and he’s first on the team in RBI (11).

Clayton Kershaw (1-1, 3.75 ERA, 13 Ks) will take the mound for Los Angeles. The longtime Dodger will look to avenge a loss to Arizona last week, and he’s been in solid form over his first two starts. Kershaw has gone six innings in both outings, and he’s performed well historically in the Bay. 

Giants Betting Preview

San Francisco is 5-6 following the win over Los Angeles. The Giants’ responded to an eight-run loss by silencing the Dodgers, and they’ll look to win back-to-back wins for the first time this season. The San Francisco offense is scoring 4.81 runs per game, while batting .247, with a .338 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.22 ERA, with a 1.21 WHIP. David Villar and Brandon Crawford both homered in yesterday’s victory, while Mike Yastrzemski recorded multiple hits and leads SFG in batting average (.268).

Alex Cobb (0-1, 2.53 ERA, 12 Ks) will make the start for San Francisco. The twelfth-year pitcher responded to a rough season debut by striking out six in seven innings, while allowing just two runs versus Kansas City in his second start.  

Los Angeles vs San Francisco Trends

Los Angeles is 6-6 against the spread this season, with a 6-5-1 over/under record. San Francisco is 5-6 ATS this year, with a 6-5 O/U record.

Corey's Free Pick

The Bay Area has been good to Clayton Kershaw in the past, and I like leaning on that advantage here. The Dodgers’ lineup has also enjoyed success when Alex Cobb is on the mound, and after being shut out last night, you can bet they come out swinging and with more urgency to close the series strong. Roll with the Dodgers here, and give the low over a look as well.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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