San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Free Preview

Victor TrejosArticles, Baseball, MLB

The Los Angeles Dodgers are heading west to AT&T Park to square off against their divisional rival San Francisco Giants. The opening pitch is scheduled for 10:15 p.m. ET and Spectrum SportsNet LA will televise the action.

Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants Odds

Vegas has listed Los Angeles (-155) as the favorite over San Francisco (+145). The total stands at seven runs and bettors can take the over for -120 or the under for +100. The game’s current runline odds stand at -110 for betting the Dodgers -1.5 runs and -110 for the Giants +1.5 runs.

The Dodgers have gone 88-71 SU this year and are 71-88 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 25.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 17.9 units ATS. The Giants, on the other hand, are 73-86 SU and 86-73 ATS. The team’s lost 5.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline while earning 7.4 units ATS.

Giants games have an over/under record of 67-86-6 in 2018. The Dodgers have an over/under record of 75-76-8.

The southpaw Hyun-Jin Ryu will get the start for the visiting Dodgers. Ryu is 6-3 with a 2.00 ERA and 86 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with 13 strikeouts and a 1.54 ERA against San Francisco this year (two starts).

The Giants will put the ball in the left hand of Madison Bumgarner (6-6, 3.20 ERA), who has 103 strikeouts and 42 walks this season as well as a 1.24 WHIP. Bumgarner is 0-1 with seven strikeouts and a 3.75 ERA across two starts against Los Angeles this year.

As a unit, San Francisco’s pitching staff has given up 4.2 runs per game overall in 2018. The team’s starters have a 3.97 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 7.1 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.66 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 8.9 K/9. In 73 games against NL West foes, Giants starters have an ERA of 3.77 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.08.

San Francisco’s hitters have produced 3.7 runs per outing, including 3.6 per game against divisional foes and 2.6 per game over their last five. The team has hit .203/.245/.291 over its last five contests and is 1-4 SU during that span.

The Giants’ batters have been led by shortstop Brandon Crawford and outfielder Andrew McCutchen. Crawford is hitting .255/.322/.396 with 14 home runs, 54 RBIs and 61 runs scored, and McCutchen’s line sits at .255/.357/.415 with 15 homers, 55 RBIs and 65 runs.

In the other dugout, Los Angeles’ pitchers have allowed 3.8 runs per game and its starters own a 3.22 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 9.55 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.74, along with a WHIP of 1.12.

Dodgers hitters have slashed .248/.333/.437 on their way to 4.8 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.7 runs per game against divisional foes and 6.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).

First baseman Cody Bellinger and right fielder Chris Taylor have paced Los Angeles’ hitters. Bellinger is slashing .261/.346/.471 with 24 home runs, 73 RBIs and 83 runs scored. Taylor (.253/.329/.445) has produced 17 homers, 62 RBIs and 81 runs scored.

The Dodgers have lost 3.4 units and are 31-32 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has hit in 22 of those games, compared to 36 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Giants have netted 2.3 units and are 34-27 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in 29 of those games, compared to 30 which went under the total.

Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants MLB Prediction

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has cashed in four of Los Angeles’ last seven games.
  • Los Angeles has recorded 22.8 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 27.8 over its last five.
  • The Dodgers have hit 15 home runs in their last 10 games, including eight over their last five.