Wednesday, May 17, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Clayton Kershaw vs. Johnny Cueto
AT&T Park is the site of the matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers and Johnny Cueto for the Giants.
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Los Angeles opens at -183 while San Francisco opens at +173. The Dodgers have a 15-23-3 over/under record and a 17-24-0 run line mark. The Giants are 16-24-0 against the run line and have a 18-20-2 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 15-23-3 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 17-24-0 against the run line
Important San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 18-20-2 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 16-24-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
05/12/17 P Kenta Maeda Hamstring 10-day DL (5/11)
05/11/17 CF Andrew Toles Knee 10-day DL (5/10)
05/09/17 RF Andre Ethier Hip 60-day DL (3/30)
05/06/17 1B Adrian Gonzalez Shoulder 10-day DL (5/5)
04/19/17 2B Logan Forsythe Toe 10-day DL (4/18)
04/19/17 1B Rob Segedin Toe 10-day DL (4/18)
03/31/17 P Josh Ravin Groin 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Scott Kazmir Hip 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Yimi Garcia Elbow 60-day DL (2/15)
03/31/17 P Brock Stewart Shoulder 10-day DL (3/30)
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
05/15/17 RF Hunter Pence Hamstring 10-day DL (5/13)
05/12/17 3B Conor Gillaspie Back 10-day DL (5/11)
05/09/17 P Mark Melancon Elbow 10-day DL (5/9)
04/26/17 RF Jarrett Parker Collarbone 60-day DL (4/15)
04/24/17 2B Aaron Hill Forearm 10-day DL (4/22)
04/21/17 P Madison Bumgarner Ribs 10-day DL (4/21)
04/03/17 P Will Smith Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
04/02/17 C Trevor Brown Ankle 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Dodgers have a 22-17 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw has a 6-2 record with an earned run average of 2.43 and a WHIP of 0.95. He has 57 strikeouts over his 55.2 innings pitched and he's given up 45 hits. He allows 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.03. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.99 and they have given up 105 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the bullpen and they've struck out 153 hitters and walked 44 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.43. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 304 base hits and 132 earned runs. They have allowed 37 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 111 batters and struck out 375. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 3.24.
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As a team Los Angeles is hitting .263, good for 6th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Corey Seager is hitting .282 with an on-base percentage of .372. He has 40 hits this season in 142 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .479 and an OPS+ of 127. Justin Turner is hitting .359 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .433. He has totaled 47 hits and he has driven in 17 men in 131 at bats. His OPS+ is 145 while his slugging percentage is at .473. The Dodgers have 346 hits, including 81 doubles and 41 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 152 times so far this season and they have struck out 319 times as a unit. They have left 276 men on base and have a team OPS of .770. They score 5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 195 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 16-24 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.15, Johnny Cueto has a 4-2 record and a 1.23 WHIP. He has 46 strikeouts over the 52 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 49 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.17. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.09 and they have given up 120 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 114 batters and walked 57 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.43. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 366 base knocks and 179 earned runs this season. They have given up 37 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 129 hitters and struck out 328 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 3.74.
As a team, they are batting .231, good for 26th in the league. The Giants hold a .353 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .289, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Buster Posey comes into this matchup batting .375 with an OBP of .453. He has 42 hits this year along with 11 RBI in 112 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .598 with an OPS+ of 178. Brandon Belt is hitting .221 this season and he has an OBP of .351. He has collected 31 hits in 140 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 110 and a slugging percentage of .443. The Giants as a unit have 316 base hits, including 63 doubles and 31 homers. San Francisco has walked 112 times this year and they have struck out on 299 occasions. They have had 273 men left on base and have an OPS of .643. They have scored 3.48 runs per game and totaled 139 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Dodgers -183
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