San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers Matchup

Victor TrejosBaseball, MLB

The San Francisco Giants are set to take on their in-state foe Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. The action can be viewed across the country on Fox and the opening pitch is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. ET.

San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

Oddsmakers are listing San Francisco (+125) as the underdog to Los Angeles (-135). Gamblers are able to wager on the game’s total with odds sitting at -120 for over 7 runs and even money (+100) for under 7. Gamblers can also bet on the game’s runline with the most recent odds sitting at Giants +1.5 runs (-170) and Dodgers -1.5 runs (+150).

The Giants have gone 34-36 SU this year and are 39-30 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 4.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 7.7 units ATS. San Francisco is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the over has hit in five of those seven. The Dodgers, on the other hand, are 36-32 SU and 30-37 ATS. The team’s lost 17.8 units for moneyline bettors and 7.2 units ATS. Los Angeles has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the over has cashed in six of those seven.

Dodgers games have a 36-29-2 over/under record so far in 2018. San Francisco has an over/under record of 36-31-2.

Madison Bumgarner will get the start for San Francisco. The left-handed Bumgarner is 0-1 with a 4.76 ERA and six strikeouts. He has yet to face Los Angeles this year, but he made two starts against the Dodgers in 2017, putting together a 1-0 record against them with a 0.61 ERA and 12 strikeouts.

The Dodgers will turn to lefty Alex Wood (1-5, 4.43 ERA), who has 66 strikeouts and 13 walks to his name as well as a 1.19 WHIP. Wood is 0-1 with nine strikeouts and a 2.57 ERA over two starts against San Francisco this year.

San Francisco’s pitching staff allowed 4.6 runs per game and its starters own a 4.61 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 7.04 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.71, along with a K-per-9 of 8.48.

Giants hitters have slashed .260/.323/.413 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 outings (1-4 SU).

Shortstop Brandon Crawford and outfielder Andrew McCutchen continue to lead San Francisco’s offense. Crawford is slashing .322/.373/.504 with eight home runs, 32 RBIs and 31 runs scored. McCutchen is hitting .267 with eight homers, 34 RBIs and 40 runs scored.

For the home team, Los Angeles’ pitchers have allowed 4.0 runs per game overall this season. Its starting pitching staff has a 3.50 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 9.8 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.85 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 9.0 K/9. In 38 games against divisional foes, Dodgers starters have an ERA of 3.60 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.74.

The Los Angeles hitters have produced 4.9 runs per outing, including 5.1 per game against divisional foes and 5.6 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .263/.349/.527 over its last five games and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

The Dodgers’ batters have been led by outfielders Matt Kemp and Chris Taylor. Kemp is hitting .335/.370/.566 with 11 home runs, 42 RBIs and 31 runs scored, while Taylor’s line is .249/.338/.444 with eight homers, 27 RBIs and 45 runs scored.

The Giants have gained 2.7 units and are 15-11 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has cashed in 17 of those games, compared to nine that’ve gone under against left-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Dodgers have netted 2.5 units and are 12-10 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over has hit in five of those games, compared to 16 that went under.

San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers Free MLB Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • The under has cashed in only one of Los Angeles’ last seven games.
  • The Dodgers have won six of their last seven games SU.
  • San Francisco has recorded 21.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 18.8 over its last five.
  • The Giants have hit 10 home runs in their last 10 games. The Dodgers have hit 26 over their last 10.