Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants Betting Preview

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Cody Bellinger and the surging Los Angeles Dodgers will be hitting the diamond against their NL West rival San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park in a Wednesday showdown. The game gets underway 9:45 p.m. ET and Spectrum SportsNet LA will televise the matchup.

Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants Odds

Bookmakers have San Francisco (+125) as the underdog to Los Angeles (-135). The total currently stands at 7 runs and gamblers can play the over for -115 and the under for -105. This game currently has a runline of Dodgers -1.5 (+110) and Giants +1.5 (-130).

The Giants are 12-18 straight up (SU) and 11-18 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 2.9 units for moneyline bettors and 12.7 units ATS. The Dodgers are 20-12 SU and have gone 12-19 against the spread. Overall, the club has accumulated 2.9 units for moneyline gamblers in the season’s early going, but have lost 5.8 units ATS.

San Francisco games have had an over/under record of 11-16-2 thus far in 2019. Los Angeles has an over/under record of 16-15.

Southpaw Hyun-Jin Ryu will get the start for the visiting Dodgers. Ryu (3-1, 2.96 ERA) has recorded 33 punchouts in 27.1 innings so far. He’s 1-0 with five strikeouts and a 2.57 ERA against San Francisco this year.

The Giants are handing the ball to lefty Madison Bumgarner (1-4, 4.30 ERA), who has 35 punchouts and five walks as well as a 1.12 WHIP. Bumgarner is 0-1 with four strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA in one start against Los Angeles this year.

Los Angeles’ pitchers have allowed 4.3 runs per game and its starters own a 3.51 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 8.81 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.65, along with a WHIP of 1.14.

Dodgers hitters have slashed .259/.352/.465 on their way to 5.4 runs scored per game in 2019, including 8.0 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (4-1 SU).

Los Angeles’ hitters have been paced by first baseman Cody Bellinger and third baseman Justin Turner, who’ve collectively swatted 15 home runs. Bellinger is slashing .431/.508/.890 with 14 home runs, 37 RBIs, 32 runs and five stolen bases, while Turner (.279/.379/.337) is up to one homers, 10 RBIs and 12 runs scored.

For the home team, San Francisco’s pitchers have yielded 4.1 runs per game overall this season. Its starters have an ERA of 4.13, a WHIP of 1.21 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.7. The bullpen has a 3.32 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 8.5 K/9. In 16 divisional games, Giants starters have an ERA of 2.97 and the bullpen’s ERA is 2.84.

San Francisco’s offense is putting up 3.2 runs per outing, including 2.8 per game against divisional foes and 3.6 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .223/.291/.337 over its last five contests and is 1-4 SU during that span.

Outfielder Steven Duggar and first baseman Brandon Belt have led the Giants’ batters this year. Duggar is hitting .222/.265/.361 with three home runs, 11 RBIs and 10 runs scored, while Belt’s line sits at .237/.351/.495 with five homers, 12 RBIs and 13 runs.

The Dodgers have lost 1.8 units and are 2-6 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has cashed in six of those games, compared to two that’ve gone under against left-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Giants have lost 3.2 units and are 5-7 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in five of those games, compared to six which went under the total.

Dodgers vs. Giants Free Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • The under has hit in three of San Francisco’s last seven games.
  • The Dodgers have won five of their last six games SU.
  • San Francisco has recorded 18.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 18.4 over its last five.
  • The Dodgers have hit 11 home runs in their last 10 games, including six over their last five.
  • The Dodgers have an OPS of .817 this season and an OPS of .780 when facing left-handed pitchers. The Giants’ OPS sits at .624 overall and .615 against southpaws.