San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Free Pick

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The Los Angeles Dodgers are searching for their fourth consecutive victory when they play host to the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium. The opening pitch is scheduled for 10:10 p.m. ET and the action will be televised on both KNTV and SNLA.

San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

Oddsmakers are listing San Francisco (+175) as the underdog to Los Angeles (-185). The total stands at eight runs and bettors can wager on the over for -120 and the under for +100. The game’s current runline odds sit at -125 for taking the Giants +1.5 runs and +105 for the Dodgers -1.5.

The Dodgers are 35-32 straight up (SU) and 30-37 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 17.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 7.2 units (ATS). Los Angeles has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in six of those seven. The Giants, on the other hand, are 34-35 SU and have gone 38-30 ATS. In total, the team’s accumulated 3.8 units for moneyline gamblers and 6.5 units ATS. San Francisco has covered the spread just twice over its last seven games and the over has cashed in five of those seven.

Dodgers games have had an over/under record of 36-29-2 so far in 2018. Giants games have gone over 35 times, gone under 31 times and pushed on two occasions.

Derek Holland will get the nod for the Giants. The left-handed Holland (4-6, 4.54 ERA) has racked up 57 strikeouts in 67.1 innings so far. He’s 0-1 with seven strikeouts and a 7.56 ERA against Los Angeles this year (two starts).

The Dodgers are turning to righty Ross Stripling (5-1, 1.65 ERA), who has 72 strikeouts and 11 walks to his name as well as a 1.05 WHIP. Stripling is 0-0 with five strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA against San Francisco this year.

As a unit, Los Angeles’ pitching staff has allowed 4.0 runs per game overall this year. Its starters have an ERA of 3.51, a WHIP of 1.17 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.8. The bullpen has a 3.89 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 9.0 K/9. In 37 divisional games, Dodgers starters have an ERA of 3.62 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.81.

The Los Angeles offense has produced 4.9 runs per outing, including 5.1 per game against divisional foes and 6.4 per game over its last five. The team has hit .275/.360/.587 over its last five matchups and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

The Dodgers’ offense has been led by outfielders Matt Kemp and Chris Taylor. Kemp is slashing .335/.367/.555 with 10 home runs, 41 RBIs and 30 runs scored, and Taylor is hitting .252 with eight homers, 27 RBIs and 45 runs.

In the visiting dugout, San Francisco’s pitchers have allowed 4.6 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.63 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 6.96 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.75, along with a K/9 of 8.51.

Giants hitters have slashed .261/.326/.415 on their way to 4.2 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.0 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.6 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).

San Francisco’s hitters have been paced by shortstop Brandon Crawford and right fielder Andrew McCutchen. Crawford is slashing .328/.379/.513 with eight home runs, 32 RBIs and 30 runs scored, while McCutchen is slashing .267/.353/.458 with eight homers, 34 RBIs and 40 runs scored.

The Giants have gained 1.1 units and are 23-19 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 18 of those games, compared to 22 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Dodgers have netted 2.5 units and are 12-10 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over has cashed in five of those games, compared to 16 that went under.

San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Dodgers, ATS Winner – Giants, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes,

  • San Francisco has recorded 12 extra-base hits over its last five games. Los Angeles has 26 XBH over its last five.
  • The Giants have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games. The Dodgers have hit 27 over their last 10.
  • Los Angeles has averaged 27.2 runs + hits + errors over its last 10 outings and 24.8 over its last five.
  • The Dodgers have won five of their last six games SU.