San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 4-17-2016 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 4/16/2016
Sunday, April 17, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jeff Samardzija vs. Kenta Maeda
The San Francisco Giants visit Dodger Stadium on Sunday to play the Los Angeles Dodgers. The probable starters are Jeff Samardzija for the Giants and Kenta Maeda for the Dodgers. The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at +114 and Los Angeles at -124. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Giants have a 6-5-0 over/under record and a 5-6-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 46% of the time. The Dodgers are 4-6-0 against the run line and have a 4-6-0 over/under record. They cover the spread 40% of the time.
The Giants head into this matchup with a 6-5 record, including 3-4 on the road. Starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 3.38 and a WHIP of 1.43. He has 11 strikeouts over his 13.1 innings pitched and he has given up 14 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.61. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.18 and they have given up 30 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the bullpen while being struck out 27 times and walking 15 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 10.39 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.26 batters per nine. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.64. The Giants pitchers have collectively given up 112 base hits and 50 earned runs. They have allowed 9 home runs this season and they allow 0.8 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 32 batters and struck out 89. They walk 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.49 and their FIP as a unit is 3.61.
As a team, San Francisco is batting .259, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .255 average away from home. The Giants hold a .464 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312 which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 9th in baseball with 8.91 hits per game. Buster Posey comes into this game hitting .290 and his on-base percentage is at .343. He has 9 hits this season along with 3 runs scored and 5 runs batted in. He's struck out 3 times and has walked 3 times. Matt Duffy is hitting .205 and he has an on-base percentage of .239. He has totaled 9 hits so far while scoring 4 runs and he's driven in 8. He has walked 1 time and has struck out 7 times. The Giants have 98 hits, including 17 doubles and 19 home runs. They've stolen 4 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 2 times. San Francisco has walked 30 times this season and they've struck out 61 times as a unit. They've left 57 men on base and have a team OPS of .776. They score 5.91 runs per contest and have scored a total of 65 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a 3-1 home record and a 7-4 overall mark. With an earned run average of 0.00, Kenta Maeda has a 1-0 record and a 0.92 WHIP. He has 8 strikeouts over the 12 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 10 hits. He has allowed 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.32. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 5.02 and they have given up 26 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the Dodgers bullpen while being struck out 30 times and walking 9 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.99 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.79 batters per nine. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 3.84. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 72 base knocks and 35 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 11 home runs this year and they give up 1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 23 hitters and struck out 82. They give up a walk 2.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 0.97 while their FIP as a staff is 3.74.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .200 average at home. The Dodgers hold a .336 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310 which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 20th in baseball with 7.6 hits per contest. Adrian Gonzalez comes into this matchup batting .364 and he has an OBP of .408. He has 16 hits this year along with 7 runs scored and 8 RBI. He's struck out 9 times and has walked on 4 occasions. Joc Pederson is hitting .276 and he has an OBP of .344. He has collected 8 hits so far while he's scored 6 runs and drove in 5. He has earned a walk 2 times and has punched out 13 times. The Dodgers as a unit have 109 base hits, including 27 doubles and 6 homers. They have 2 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 1 time. Los Angeles as a team has walked 26 times this year and they have struck out 88 times. They've had 80 men left on base and have an OPS of .746. They score 5.36 runs per game and have totaled 59 runs so far this season.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 6-5-0 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 5-6-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 4-6-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 4-6-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
04/15/16 P Sergio Romo Elbow 15-day DL (4/11)
04/15/16 SS Brandon Crawford Hip "?" Saturday vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
04/15/16 SS Ehire Adrianza Foot out indefinitely
Los Angeles Dodgers
04/11/16 LF Scott Van Slyke Back 15-day DL (4/10)
04/09/16 LF Carl Crawford Back 15-day DL (4/9)
04/05/16 P Brandon McCarthy Elbow 60-day DL (2/19)
04/05/16 P Frankie Montas Ribs 60-day DL (2/20)
04/04/16 P Brett Anderson Back 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Josh Ravin Forearm 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Michael Bolsinge Oblique 15-day DL (3/25)
04/03/16 3B Alex Guerrero Knee 15-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 LF Andre Ethier Leg 60-day DL (3/25)
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants
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