San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Free Preview

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The San Francisco Giants are ready to play their in-state rival Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. The game gets underway 10:10 p.m. ET and NBC Sports – Bay Area is in line to broadcast the action.

San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

Vegas is listing San Francisco (+175) as the underdog to Los Angeles (-185). The total is sitting at 8 runs and bettors can wager on the over for -120 and the under for even money (+100). Gamblers can also wager on the game’s spread with the current runline odds standing at -125 for the Giants +1.5 runs and +105 for the Dodgers -1.5.

The Dodgers are 65-56 straight up (SU) and 53-67 against the spread (ATS). The team’s lost 23.4 units for moneyline bettors and 13.9 units (ATS). Los Angeles has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven games and the under has cashed in five of those seven. The Giants, on the other hand, are 60-61 SU and have gone 66-54 ATS. In total, the team’s accumulated 6.8 units for moneyline bettors and 10.9 units ATS. San Francisco is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the under has hit in four of those seven.

Los Angeles games have an over/under record of 57-59-4 in 2018. San Francisco has an over/under record of 55-60-5.

Derek Holland will get the start for the visiting Giants. The left-handed Holland is 6-8 with a 3.97 ERA and 125 strikeouts. He’s 0-2 with 14 strikeouts and a 6.08 ERA against Los Angeles this year (three starts).

The Dodgers will put the ball in the left hand of Hyun-Jin Ryu (3-0, 2.12 ERA), who’s got 36 strikeouts and 10 walks this season as well as a 0.88 WHIP. Ryu is 0-0 with seven strikeouts and a 3.18 ERA in one start against San Francisco this year.

San Francisco’s pitching staff allowed 4.3 runs per game and its starters own a 4.19 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 7.19 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.61, along with a K-per-9 of 8.67.

The Giants offense has slashed .250/.316/.388 on its way to 4.0 runs scored per game this season, including 3.8 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).

Shortstop Brandon Crawford and right fielder Andrew McCutchen continue to lead San Francisco’s hitters. Crawford is hitting .275/.346/.431 with 11 home runs, 45 RBIs and 52 runs scored, while McCutchen has a .253 average with 13 homers, 49 RBIs and 58 runs scored.

For the home team, Los Angeles’ pitching staff has given up 3.9 runs per game overall this year. Its starters have an ERA of 3.27, a WHIP of 1.13 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.3. The bullpen has a 3.96 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 9.4 K/9. In 53 games against NL West foes, Dodgers starters have an ERA of 3.20 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.90.

The Los Angeles offense is putting up 4.7 runs per outing, including 4.5 per game against divisional foes and 2.6 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .224/.297/.345 over its last five contests and is 1-4 SU during that stretch.

The Dodgers’ hitters have been led by first baseman Cody Bellinger and outfielder Chris Taylor. Bellinger is slashing .254/.337/.465 with 19 home runs, 54 RBIs, 66 runs and 10 stolen bases, while Taylor’s line sits at .248/.322/.437 with 13 homers, 53 RBIs and 66 runs.

The Giants have gained 1.8 units and are 25-23 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in 24 of those games, compared to 22 that’ve hit the under in such games. On the other hand, the Dodgers have lost 6.0 units and are 20-23 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over’s cashed in 12 of those games, compared to 29 that’ve gone under.

San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers Free Prediction


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

Betting Trends,

  • San Francisco has tallied eight extra-base hits over its last five games. Los Angeles has 13 XBH over its last five.
  • San Francisco has posted 18.8 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 21.8 over its last five.
  • The Giants have hit five home runs in their last 10 games. The Dodgers have hit nine over their last 10.