The San Francisco Giants will try to avoid losing their fourth straight game as they play host to the Los Angeles Dodgers at Oracle Park. Spectrum SportsNet LA will broadcast the matchup and the game gets underway at 9:45 p.m. ET.
Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants Odds
Vegas has listed San Francisco (+125) as the underdog to Los Angeles (-135). If you think this game’s total will go under 8 runs, bookmakers are currently offering -115 odds. Taking the over will give you -105 odds. Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the most recent odds sitting at Dodgers -1.5 runs (+110) and Giants +1.5 runs (-130).
The Giants are just 11-17 straight up (SU) and 10-17 against the spread (ATS). The team has lost 3.2 units for moneyline bettors and 12.3 units ATS. The Dodgers have gone 19-11 SU this year and are 12-17 ATS. Overall, the club has gained 3.4 units for moneyline bettors through the early part of the season, but have lost 3.8 units ATS.
Giants games have a 10-15-2 over/under record thus far in 2019. Los Angeles has an over/under record of 15-14.
Kenta Maeda will get the start for Los Angeles. The right-handed Maeda (3-2, 5.20 ERA) has recorded 25 strikeouts in 27.2 innings so far. He has yet to face San Francisco this year, but he did make two starts against the team in 2018, putting together a 1-2 record with a 3.07 ERA and 16 strikeouts.
The Giants are putting the ball in the hands of righty Jeff Samardzija (2-1, 3.00 ERA), who has 24 strikeouts and nine walks, along with a WHIP of 1.15. Samardzija did not register a start against the Dodgers in 2018.
San Francisco’s pitching staff has given up 3.9 runs per game overall this season as a unit. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 4.19, a WHIP of 1.23 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.0. The bullpen has a solid ERA of just 2.79, a WHIP of 1.08 and a K/9 of 8.8. In 14 games against divisional foes, Giants starters have an ERA of 2.96 and the bullpen’s ERA is 1.69.
San Francisco’s offense has produced 3.2 runs per outing, including 2.8 per game against divisional foes and 4.6 per game over its last five. The team has hit .216/.280/.404 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.
Steven Duggar has helped lead the Giants’ offense this year with three home runs, 11 RBIs and 10 runs scored.
In the visiting dugout, Los Angeles’ pitchers have allowed 4.4 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.57 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 8.87 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.68, along with a K-per-9 of 8.94.
Dodgers hitters have slashed .258/.353/.467 on their way to 5.4 runs scored per game in 2019, including 8.4 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.8 per game over the team’s last five contests (4-1 SU).
Cody Bellinger has led Los Angeles’ offense and is hitting .427/.500/.913 with 14 home runs, 36 RBIs, 30 runs and five steals.
The Giants are coming off of an 11-5 loss against the Yankees, while the Dodgers just got a 7-6 victory over the Pirates.
Dodgers vs. Giants Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Dodgers, ATS Winner – Dodgers, O/U – OVER
- The over has cashed in three of San Francisco’s last seven games.
- Each team has swatted 11 home runs over its last 10 games.
- The Dodgers have a team OPS of .820 this season and an OPS of .845 when facing right-handed pitchers. The Giants’ OPS sits at .619 overall and .619 against righties.
- Los Angeles has recorded 17.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 19.2 over its last five.