San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers Free Pick

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The Los Angeles Dodgers will play host to their divisional rival San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium. KTLA-TV 5 will broadcast the action and the game gets going at 10:10 p.m. ET.

San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

Los Angeles (receiving -180 odds) is a sizable favorite against San Francisco and Vegas has the Over/Under for this one at 7 runs. The odds for betting on the game’s total currently sit at -105 for the under and -115 for the over. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the current runline odds sitting at -130 for the Giants +1.5 runs and +110 for the Dodgers -1.5.

The Dodgers are 3-2 straight up (SU) and 2-2 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 1.4 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 0.3 units ATS. The Giants have gone 2-3 SU this year and are 1-3 against the spread. In total, the club has lost 1.9 units for moneyline bettors in the season’s early going and 3.6 units ATS.

Los Angeles games have an over/under record of 4-0 in 2019. San Francisco has an over/under record of 0-4.

The left-handed Madison Bumgarner (0-1, 2.57 ERA) will get the ball for the visiting Giants. Bumgarner started 21 games last year while finishing the season 6-7 overall with a 3.26 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP. He made three starts against Los Angeles in 2018 and compiled a 0-2 record against the Dodgers with a 4.00 ERA and 13 strikeouts.

The Dodgers are putting the ball in the hands of lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu (1-0, 1.50 ERA), who recorded 89 strikeouts in 82 innings last year (with only 15 walks). Ryu finished the season 7-3 overall with a 1.97 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP. He recorded three starts against the Giants a year ago and put up a 1-0 record with a 1.53 ERA and 16 strikeouts.

Los Angeles’ pitchers have given up 5.2 runs per game overall in 2019 as a unit. The club’s starters have an ERA of 3.12, a WHIP of 0.92 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.0. The bullpen has a 6.65 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 8.2 K/9. In five games against NL West opponents, Dodgers starters have an ERA of 3.12 and the bullpen’s ERA is 6.65.

The Los Angeles hitters are putting up 8.8 runs per outing so far this season and the team has hit .308/.416/.605 to begin the year.

The Dodgers’ batters have been led by Cody Bellinger, who is hitting .458/.480/.958 with 11 hits, eight RBIs and seven runs scored.

In the other dugout, San Francisco’s pitchers have allowed 2.6 runs per game and its starters own a 3.12 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 8.31 K/9. The bullpen has managed an excellent ERA of just 1.13, along with a WHIP of 1.15.

Giants hitters have slashed .194/.254/.306 on their way to just 1.8 runs scored per game this season.

Steven Duggar has sparked San Francisco’s hitters so far and is slashing .250/.318/.350 with five hits, zero RBIs and two runs scored.

The Giants are looking for another victory following a 4-2 win in the prior game of the series.

Giants at Dodgers Free Prediction

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

Betting Notes

  • The Dodgers went 10-9 SU against the Giants last season.
  • The Giants’ bullpen managed 4.15 ERA against the Dodgers last year.
  • The Giants have an OPS of .561 this season, including an OPS of .549 against left-handed pitchers. The Dodgers’ OPS sits at .1,021 overall and their left / right split is nearly identical.