The San Francisco Giants will be taking on their in-state foe Los Angeles Dodgers in a Thursday night game. The game gets underway 10:10 p.m. ET and Spectrum SportsNet LA will televise the matchup.
San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers Odds
San Francisco (+180) is entering this one as the underdog to Los Angeles (-190) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this one at 7 runs (-110 for the under and -110 for the over). The game’s most recent runline odds sit at -125 for betting the Giants +1.5 runs and +105 for the Dodgers -1.5.
The Dodgers are 50-25 straight up (SU) and 36-38 against the spread (ATS). The team’s gained 11.6 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 1.1 units ATS. Los Angeles has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. On the other hand, the Giants are 31-41 SU and have gone 32-39 ATS. Overall, the team’s lost 1.9 units for moneyline bettors and 17.3 units ATS. San Francisco has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in three of those seven.
Los Angeles games have a 34-36-4 over/under record so far in 2019. San Francisco has an over/under record of 35-32-4.
Left-hander Madison Bumgarner is getting the start for the visiting Giants. Bumgarner (3-6, 3.87 ERA) has recorded 90 strikeouts in 93 innings so far. He’s 0-2 with 17 strikeouts and a 0.95 ERA against Los Angeles this year (three starts).
The Dodgers are turning to Julio Urias (3-2, 3.05 ERA). Urias has 41 strikeouts and 14 walks, along with a WHIP of 1.06. Urias is 0-1 with 10 strikeouts and a 1.04 ERA in one start against San Francisco this year.
Los Angeles’ pitchers have given up 3.5 runs per game overall this season as a unit. Its starting pitching staff has a 2.72 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 8.9 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.18 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 8.8 K/9. In 27 divisional games, Dodgers starters have an ERA of 2.59 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.00.
The Los Angeles hitters are putting up 5.2 runs per contest, including 6.1 per game against divisional foes and 4.8 per game over their last five. The team has hit .267/.339/.479 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that span.
The Dodgers’ batters have been led by first baseman Cody Bellinger and third baseman Justin Turner. Bellinger is hitting .359/.455/.710 with 24 home runs, 60 RBIs, 59 runs and eight steals, and Turner’s line sits at .304/.388/.439 with seven homers, 29 RBIs and 34 runs scored.
For the visiting squad, San Francisco’s pitchers have allowed 5.1 runs per game and its starters own a 5.17 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 8.21 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.93, along with a K/9 of 9.01.
The Giants offense has slashed .223/.292/.365 on its way to 3.8 runs scored per game in 2019, including 3.3 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.2 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).
Kevin Pillar and Steven Duggar continue to lead San Francisco’s hitters. Pillar is hitting .241/.267/.400 with eight home runs, 32 RBIs, 30 runs and eight stolen bases. Duggar (.234/.277/.343) has produced four homers, 28 RBIs and 25 runs scored.
The Dodgers have gained 1.0 units and are 8-16 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over’s hit in 12 of those games, compared to 12 that’ve gone under against left-handed starting pitchers.
Giants vs. Dodgers Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Dodgers, ATS Winner – Giants, O/U – OVER
- San Francisco has logged 11 extra-base hits over its last five contests. Los Angeles has 17 XBH over its last five.
- The Giants have a team OPS of .657 this season and an OPS of .626 against left-handed pitchers. The Dodgers’ OPS stands at .816 overall and .785 against lefties.
- The Giants have lost three of their last four games SU.
- San Francisco has posted 17.9 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 16.4 over its last five.
- The Giants have hit eight home runs in their last 10 games. The Dodgers have hit 19 over their last 10.