Stephen Nover's MLB Total of the Week
(MLB) San Francisco vs. LA Dodgers, 04/01/2024 10:10 PM, Score: 3 - 8
Total: 8.50 | -114.00 Over
Result: Win
A total that opens below 9 in a Dodgers game is going to pique my interest. This is one of those games.

Los Angeles has a dominant offense and it hasn't disappointed. The Dodgers are averaging 6.6 runs in their six games. They have scored five or more runs in every game.

Here the home Dodgers draw Keaton Winn, who has pitched fewer than 43 innings in the major leagues. The Dodgers are familiar with Winn, though. They faced him late last season and got to him for six runs in 5 1/3 innings. Winn had a 4.68 ERA last year.

The Giants are giving up seven runs per game. Their middle relief pitching and fielding don't look up to par.

San Francisco, though, averaged 6.2 runs during its four games against the Padres. The Giants draw James Paxton, who is in LA's rotation because of injuries to Clayton Kershaw, Walker Buehler and Emmet Sheehan. The 35-year-old Paxton had a 4.50 ERA last season.