The 40-44 LA Dodgers will open up an NL West division series against rival 39-45 San Francisco Giants in a Major League Baseball game on Friday night.
Start time from San Francisco is slated for 10:15PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the MLB Extra Innings Channel.
The MLB odds from this contest have the home side San Francisco Giants favored by -128 odds with the return on the road underdog LA Dodgers at +118 odds. The run total is lined at 6 ½ runs.
On the hill for LA in the series opener will be Hyun Jin Ryu who will throw his seventeenth game this season. The left hander is 6-3 with an ERA of 2.83 and WHIP of 1.24. He has allowed two earned runs or less in seven of his past nine games. Ryu last appeared Saturday and allowed two earned runs and seven hits in seven innings pitched at home to Philadelphia. The Dodgers four game win streak was snapped in a 9-5 road defeat on Thursday to the Colorado Rockies as a +118 betting odds underdog. The game total finished over ten runs.
San Francisco will send right hander Matt Cain to the mound on Friday to face the Dodgers hitting lineup. Cain is 5-4 in seventeen starts with an ERA of 4.29 and WHIP of 1.07. Matt Cain has allowed two earned runs or less in four of five starts. He last appeared on Saturday and allowed one earned run and three hits in eight innings pitched at Colorado. The Giants have lost three straight and nine of ten games following a 3-2 road defeat on Wednesday to the Cincinnati Reds as a +165 betting odds underdog.