Los Angeles Dodgers at Minnesota Twins (-110, 8)
Monday was a bad day for the Los Angeles Dodgers franchise – much like most days have been for the club’s supporters this season.
The Dodgers filed for bankruptcy protection Monday, claiming that the move would stabilize the club’s finances down the road.
If only it were that easy for Dodgers bettors.
Los Angeles supporters are down 11.43 units on the year, putting them 26th in the league. Most of that damage has come with the team playing on the road, but it’s also worth noting that L.A. has won only six of its last 22 interleague games.
With the struggling Ted Lilly facing the Minnesota Twins, we’re expecting more misery for the boys in blue Tuesday.
San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs (+125, N/A)
The Cubs showed some rare pop in Monday’s win over the Colorado, with Carlos Pena and Aramis Ramirez each swatting a pair of homers.
The win marked just the third time in nine games that the Cubs managed more than three runs and Doug Davis has to be hoping the club’s offense saved a few runs in the tank.
Davis has just one win on the year but has held his opposition to three or fewer runs in five of his last six outings. However, he's only getting 2.4 runs of support in his starts.
"We played hard and gave ourselves a chance to win," Davis told reporters after losing a 4-3 decision to the White Sox last week. "We were one swing away pretty much the whole game, one play away. It's bound to go the other way one of these times. (We're) keeping the games close, and that's all you can really do."
We see the Giants jumping out quick in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader.