Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants Matchup

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The Los Angeles Dodgers are set to face off against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park in Game 2 of their NL West doubleheader. NBC Sports – Bay Area is in line to televise the matchup and the game gets going at 10:05 p.m. ET.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants Odds

San Francisco (+105) is the underdog to Los Angeles (-115) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this night game at 7 runs. The odds for wagering on the games total stand at -120 for the over and +100 for the under. The games current runline odds sit at +130 for taking the Dodgers -1.5 runs and -150 for the Giants +1.5.

The Giants are 12-13 SU and 16-8 ATS. The teams gained 0.7 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 6.8 units against the spread (ATS). San Francisco has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven. The Dodgers have gone 11-13 SU this year and are 8-15 ATS. In total, the teams lost 11.4 units for moneyline gamblers in the seasons early going and 8.3 units ATS. Los Angeles has covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the under has hit in four of those seven.

Giants games have an over/under record of 10-14 so far in 2018. Los Angeles has an over/under record of 12-11.

Alex Wood will get the start for the visiting Dodgers. The left-handed Wood is 0-2 with a 3.72 ERA and 26 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with five strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA against San Francisco this year (three starts).

The Giants are turning to righty Johnny Cueto (2-0, 0.35 ERA), who has 23 strikeouts and four walks as well as a WHIP of 0.65. Cueto is 0-0 with four strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA over one starts against Los Angeles this year.

As a unit, San Francisco’s pitching staff has given up 4.0 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starting pitching staff has a 3.80 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 7.4 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.44 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 8.6 K/9. In 17 games against divisional opponents, Giants starters have an ERA of 3.41 and the bullpens ERA is 3.71.

The San Francisco hitters have produced 3.3 runs per outing, including 2.5 per game against divisional foes and 4.0 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .253/.319/.434 over its last five games and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

The Giants batters have been led by first baseman Brandon Belt and third baseman Evan Longoria. Belt is slashing .315/.407/.630 with six home runs, 12 RBIs and 11 runs scored, and Longoria’s line is .235/.270/.494 with five homers, 10 RBIs and eight runs.

Belt didn’t seem to enjoy batting against lefty pitching at home in 2017. Across 76 such plate appearances, he slashed .179/.276/.299 (his total season line was .241/.355/.469).

In the visiting dugout, Los Angeles pitchers have allowed 4.1 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.21 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 10.16 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.22, along with a K/9 of 10.31.

The Dodgers offense has slashed .241/.321/.387 on its way to 4.5 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.9 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.6 per game over the teams last five outings (2-3 SU).

Los Angeles hitters have been powered by catcher Yasmani Grandal and left fielder Matt Kemp. Grandal is slashing .316/.409/.566 with four home runs, 19 RBIs and 13 runs scored, while Kemp (.308/.352/.554) is up to four homers, 12 RBIs and 10 runs scored.

The Dodgers have lost 9.6 units and are 5-10 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in 11 of those games, as opposed to four that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Giants have netted 2.8 units and are 10-4 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The overs hit in eight of those games, compared to six which went under the total.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Prediction

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

Betting Trends

  • The Giants have won four of their last five games SU.
  • Los Angeles has recorded 22.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 16.8 over its last five.
  • The Dodgers have hit 10 home runs in their last 10 games. The Giants have hit 14 over their last 10.