Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants Betting Preview

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The Los Angeles Dodgers will be taking on their in-state foe San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. NBC Sports – Bay Area will be televising the action and the game gets going at 3:05 p.m. ET.

Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants Odds

The Giants are 86-74 against the spread (ATS)despite being only 73-88 straight up (SU). They’ve lost 6.8 units for moneyline bettors while gaining 6.4 units (ATS). The Dodgers are 90-71 SU and have gone 72-88 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 24.5 units for moneyline bettors and 16.9 units ATS.

San Francisco games have had an over/under record of 67-87-6 in 2018. Los Angeles has an over/under record of 75-77-8.

Walker Buehler will get the nod for the visiting Dodgers. The right-handed Buehler is 7-5 with a 2.76 ERA and 148 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with six strikeouts and a 3.60 ERA against San Francisco this year.

The Giants are sending lefty Andrew Suarez (7-12, 4.22 ERA) to the mound. Suarez has 130 strikeouts and 43 walks to his credit, as well as a 1.27 WHIP. Suarez is 0-0 with four strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA in one start against Los Angeles this year.

Los Angeles’ pitchers have allowed 3.8 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.24 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 9.50 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.71, along with a K/9 of 9.64.

The Dodgers offense has slashed .249/.334/.438 on its way to 4.9 runs scored per game this season, including 4.8 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.0 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).

Los Angeles’ hitters have been paced by first baseman Cody Bellinger and right fielder Chris Taylor, who’ve collectively swatted 41 home runs. Bellinger is slashing .261/.345/.468 with 24 home runs, 74 RBIs, 83 runs and 14 stolen bases, while Taylor is hitting .253 with 17 homers, 63 RBIs and 83 runs scored.

In the home-team dugout, San Francisco’s pitchers have given up 4.2 runs per game overall this season. Its starting pitching staff has a 4.01 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 7.1 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.69 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 8.9 K/9. In 75 games against NL West foes, Giants starters have an ERA of 3.86 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.15.

San Francisco’s hitters are putting up 3.7 runs per outing, including 3.6 per game against divisional foes and 2.8 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .211/.262/.310 over its last five matchups and is 1-4 SU during that span.

The Giants’ hitters have been led by shortstop Brandon Crawford and outfielder Andrew McCutchen. Crawford is slashing .255/.326/.395 with 14 home runs, 54 RBIs and 63 runs scored, while McCutchen’s line is .255/.357/.415 with 15 homers, 55 RBIs and 65 runs.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants Free Prediction

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

Betting Notes

  • Los Angeles has recorded 17 extra-base hits over its last five games. San Francisco has 10 XBH over its last five.
  • The Giants have dropped eight of their last nine games SU.
  • Los Angeles has posted 25.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 27.0 over its last five.
  • The Dodgers have hit 15 home runs in their last 10 games. The Giants have hit six over their last 10.