Monday, May 1, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Johnny Cueto vs. Clayton Kershaw
Dodger Stadium is the site of the matchup between the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday, May 1, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Johnny Cueto for the Giants and Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers.
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San Francisco opens at +216 while Los Angeles opens at -235. The Giants have a 11-14-0 over/under record and a 9-16-0 run line mark. The Dodgers are 7-19-0 against the run line and have a 9-15-2 over/under record.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 11-14-0 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 9-16-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 9-15-2 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 7-19-0 against the run line
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
04/29/17 SS Brandon Crawford Groin 10-day DL (04/25)
04/26/17 CF Denard Span Shoulder 10-day DL (4/23)
04/26/17 RF Jarrett Parker Collarbone 60-day DL (4/15)
04/24/17 2B Aaron Hill Forearm 10-day DL (04/22)
04/21/17 P Madison Bumgarner Ribs 10-day DL (4/21)
04/03/17 P Will Smith Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
04/02/17 RF Mac Williamson Quad 10-day DL (03/30)
04/02/17 C Trevor Brown Ankle 10-day DL (03/30)
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
04/24/17 CF Joc Pederson Groin 10-day DL (04/23)
04/19/17 2B Logan Forsythe Toe 10-day DL (04/18)
04/19/17 1B Rob Segedin Toe 10-day DL (04/18)
04/17/17 P Rich Hill Finger 10-day DL (4/16)
04/13/17 LF Franklin Gutierrez Hamstring 10-day DL (4/11)
03/31/17 P Josh Ravin Groin 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Scott Kazmir Hip 10-day DL (03/30)
03/31/17 P Yimi Garcia Elbow 60-day DL (02/15)
03/31/17 RF Andre Ethier Hip 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Brock Stewart Shoulder 10-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Giants have a 9-16 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Johnny Cueto has a 3-1 record with an earned run average of 5.10 and a WHIP of 1.40. He has 24 strikeouts over his 30 innings pitched and he's given up 32 hits. He allows 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.89 and they have given up 65 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen and they've struck out 68 hitters and walked 32 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.53. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 213 base hits and 111 earned runs. They have allowed 26 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 75 batters and struck out 204. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 3.83.
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As a team San Francisco is hitting .232, good for 24th in the league. The Giants hold a .346 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .293, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Brandon Crawford is hitting .263 with an on-base percentage of .284. He has 20 hits this season in 76 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .434 and an OPS+ of 89. Brandon Belt is hitting .264 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .390. He has totaled 23 hits and he has driven in 11 men in 87 at bats. His OPS+ is 136 while his slugging percentage is at .494. The Giants have 195 hits, including 37 doubles and 16 home runs. San Francisco has walked 72 times so far this season and they have struck out 181 times as a unit. They have left 174 men on base and have a team OPS of .638. They score 3.4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 85 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 13-12 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.29, Clayton Kershaw has a 4-1 record and a 0.79 WHIP. He has 39 strikeouts over the 35.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 25 hits. He allows 6.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.51. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.14 and they have given up 67 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .220 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 92 batters and walked 29 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.52. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 193 base knocks and 86 earned runs this season. They have given up 27 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 68 hitters and struck out 229 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.19 while their FIP as a staff is 3.46.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 16th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Corey Seager comes into this matchup batting .319 with an OBP of .411. He has 29 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 91 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .549 with an OPS+ of 158. Adrian Gonzalez is hitting .259 this season and he has an OBP of .341. He has collected 21 hits in 81 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 82 and a slugging percentage of .321. The Dodgers as a unit have 202 base hits, including 45 doubles and 26 homers. Los Angeles has walked 97 times this year and they have struck out on 194 occasions. They have had 183 men left on base and have an OPS of .729. They have scored 4.28 runs per game and totaled 107 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Dodgers -235
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