Giants Biggest Baseball Favorite Monday On Heels of Sweep By Dodgers

July 19, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) pitches in the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE

The Los Angeles Dodgers went into last weekend three games back of the first-place San Francisco Giants out in the NL West. LA begins this week tied for first with San Fran, after sweeping three games from the Giants at AT&T Park over the weekend. The Giants, meanwhile, are the biggest favorite on the board Monday.

The Dodgers beat San Francisco Friday 5-3 in extra innings, overcoming a blown save by the bullpen. LA then romped to a 10-0 victory Saturday, rapping out eight extra-base hits and getting a quality outing from Chad Billingsley.

The Blue Crew then broke out the brooms with a 4-0 win Sunday, getting a complete-game shut-out from Clayton Kershaw.

The Dodgers now begin this week with a big series at home with the Arizona Diamondbacks, who themselves think they've still got a chance in that NL West. Arizona just went 7-3 on a homestand and now trails LA and the Giants by just 4.5 games. For Monday's series opener the Dodgers, with Aaron Harang throwing, are -130 favorites over the D'Backs with Trevor Cahill.

Also, Bovada is listing LA as a -150 favorite to win that series, with Arizona getting +120.

Elsewhere around the baseball betting world Monday the Braves with Tommy Hanson are -145 favorites over Mark Buehrle and the Marlins; the Giants with Madison Bumgarner are -190 faves over the Mets with Jeremy Hefner; the Yankees with Freddy Garcia are -165 chalk over the Orioles with Miguel Gonzalez; and the Rangers with Roy Oswalt are -140 favorites over the Angels with Ervin Santana.

Here's Monday's complete MLB betting board, with prices and totals courtesy of Oddsshark.com.

Baltimore +168 at NY Yankees -175, Total 10 - Miguel Gonzalez (2-2) | Freddy Garcia (2-4) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: Baltimore is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees's last 5 games when playing Baltimore

LA Angels +139 at Texas -144, Total 11 - Ervin Santana (4-10) | Roy Oswalt (3-1) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Angels's last 7 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Texas's last 12 games at home

Detroit +111 at Boston -116, Total 9.5 - Max Scherzer (10-5) | Clay Buchholz (8-3) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Detroit

San Diego +149 at Cincinnati -154, Total 8.5 - Edinson Volquez (6-7) | Mike Leake (4-6) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Diego's last 8 games on the road
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

Miami +139 at Atlanta -144, Total 8 - Mark Buehrle (9-9) | Tommy Hanson (11-5) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 5 games on the road
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

Pittsburgh -134 at Chi Cubs +129 - Erik Bedard (5-11) | Ryan Dempster (5-5) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games

Houston +169 at Milwaukee -176, Total 8.5 - Bud Norris (5-8) | Marco Estrada (0-4) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games on the road
Milwaukee is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Houston

Chi White Sox -134 at Minnesota +129, Total 9 - Jose Quintana (4-1) | Cole De Vries (2-2) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: Chi White Sox are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota's last 8 games

Tampa Bay -124 at Oakland +119, Total 6.5 - David Price (14-4) | AJ Griffin (3-0) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Toronto -101 at Seattle -104, Total 7.5 - Ricky Romero (8-7) | Hisashi Iwakuma (0-1) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Seattle
Seattle is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

Arizona +127 at LA Dodgers -132, Total 7.5 - Trevor Cahill (8-9) | Aaron Harang (7-5) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: Arizona is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing LA Dodgers
LA Dodgers are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games

NY Mets +187 at San Francisco -195, Total 6.5 - Jeremy Hefner (1-3) | Madison Bumgarner (11-6) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets's last 6 games when playing San Francisco
San Francisco is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing NY Mets

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