Saturday, October 1, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Clayton Kershaw vs. Albert Suarez
The Los Angeles Dodgers visit AT&T Park on Saturday to play the San Francisco Giants. The probable starters are Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers and Albert Suarez for the Giants. The Dodgers have a 68-81-10 over/under record and a 79-80-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 50% of the time. The Giants are 75-84-0 against the run line and have a 73-81-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
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The Dodgers head into this matchup with a 91-68 record, including 38-40 on the road. Starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw has a 12-3 record with an earned run average of 1.65 and a WHIP of 0.71. He has 168 strikeouts over his 142 innings pitched and he has given up 91 hits so far this season. He has allowed 5.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.67. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.27 and they have given up 466 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the bullpen while being struck out 621 times and walking 196 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 9.39 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.18 batters per nine. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.33. The Dodgers pitchers have collectively given up 1,230 base hits and 580 earned runs. They have allowed 163 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 452 batters and struck out 1,487. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.18 and their FIP as a unit is 3.61.
As a team, Los Angeles is batting .261, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .264 average away from home. The Dodgers hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 14th in baseball with 8.75 hits per game. Adrian Gonzalez comes into this game hitting .284 and his on-base percentage is at .349. He has 160 hits this season along with 69 runs scored and 90 runs batted in. He's struck out 117 times and has walked 55 times. Corey Seager is hitting .311 and he has an on-base percentage of .369. He has totaled 192 hits so far while scoring 104 runs and he's driven in 72. He has walked 54 times and has struck out 131 times. The Dodgers have 1,360 hits, including 271 doubles and 189 home runs. They've stolen 45 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 26 times. Los Angeles has walked 521 times this season and they've struck out 1,300 times as a unit. They've left 1,094 men on base and have a team OPS of .734. They score 4.53 runs per contest and have scored a total of 721 runs so far this year.
San Francisco comes into this matchup with a 42-36 home record and a 84-75 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.29, Albert Suarez has a 3-5 record and a 1.31 WHIP. He has 54 strikeouts over the 84 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 84 hits. He has allowed 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.63. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.68 and they have given up 429 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the Giants bullpen while being struck out 416 times and walking 167 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 8.28 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.09 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.70. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,318 base knocks and 589 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 158 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a staff has walked 435 hitters and struck out 1,288. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.79.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .270 average at home. The Giants hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.81 hits per contest. Buster Posey comes into this matchup batting .285 and he has an OBP of .358. He has 150 hits this year along with 82 runs scored and 76 RBI. He's struck out 65 times and has walked on 62 occasions. Brandon Crawford is hitting .272 and he has an OBP of .338. He has collected 147 hits so far while he's scored 65 runs and drove in 83. He has earned a walk 55 times and has punched out 111 times. The Giants as a unit have 1,401 base hits, including 273 doubles and 128 homers. They have 77 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 35 times. San Francisco as a team has walked 560 times this year and they have struck out 1,084 times. They've had 1,159 men left on base and have an OPS of .724. They score 4.38 runs per game and have totaled 696 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 68-81-10 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 79-80-0 against the run line so far this season
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 73-81-5 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 75-84-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Dodgers
09/27/16 P Rich Hill Finger expected to start Friday vs San Francisco Giants
09/10/16 P Carlos Frias Oblique 60-day DL (9/9)
08/10/16 LF Scott Van Slyke Wrist 60-day DL (8/8)
07/21/16 P Chris Hatcher Oblique 60-day DL (7/20)
07/19/16 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Elbow 15-day DL (7/9)
07/16/16 LF Trayce Thompson Back 60-day DL (7/10)
05/24/16 P Chin-Hui Tsao Tricep 60-day DL (5/22)
04/23/16 P Yimi Garcia Bicep 60-day DL (4/23)
San Francisco Giants
09/29/16 3B Eduardo Nunez Hamstring out indefinitely
09/28/16 RF Mac Williamson Quad 60-day DL (9/27)
09/06/16 P Ray Black Elbow 60-day DL (9/3)
07/07/16 P Cory Gearrin Shoulder 15-day DL (7/6)
06/30/16 P Christopher Heston Oblique 60-day DL (6/29)
Guy's Pick: Take the Dodgers
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