MLB FREE PICK: Los Angeles Dodgers -115

MLB FREE PICK: Los Angeles Dodgers -115

LA Dodgers vs. San Francisco, 06/26/2012 22:15 EDT, Score: 0 - 2

Money Line: -115 LA Dodgers

Sportsbook: 5Dimes

Result: Loss

MLB FREE PICK: Los Angeles Dodgers -115

Even though the Dodgers are just 1-6 over their last 7 games, there is no way I will pass up on taking Clayton Kershaw at this price.

Kershaw is 5-3 with a 2.73 ERA in 15 starts (Dodgers 10-5 ML), and comes into this game off one of his best starts of the season. He allowed just one earned run over 8 innings against the A's, but the Dodgers bullpen allowed 3 runs in the bottom of the ninth to spoil his efforts.

There's plenty of reason to expect Kershaw to dominate the Giants tonight, as he is 6-2 with a 1.36 ERA and 0.849 WHIP in 12 career starts vs. San Francisco.

San Francisco will counter with Ryan Vogelsong, who in his own right has been very solid this season. Vogelsong is 6-3 with a 2.41 ERA and 1.149 WHIP in 13 starts.

For whatever reason, Los Angeles seem to play their best when they face a top level pitcher. Los Angeles is 12-2 in their last 14 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15, 21-6 in Kershaws last 27 starts with the total set at 6.5 or lower, and 4-1 in Kershaws last 5 road starts vs. a team with a winning record. BET THE DODGERS!

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