Wednesday, May 3, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jeff Samardzija vs. Julio Urias
Dodger Stadium is the site of the matchup between the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Jeff Samardzija for the Giants and Julio Urias for the Dodgers.
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San Francisco opens at +174 while Los Angeles opens at -185. The Giants have a 12-15-0 over/under record and a 10-17-0 run line mark. The Dodgers are 8-19-0 against the run line and have a 9-16-2 over/under record.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 12-15-0 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 10-17-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 9-16-2 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 8-19-0 against the run line
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
04/29/17 SS Brandon Crawford Groin 10-day DL (04/26)
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
05/01/17 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Gluteus 10-day DL (5/1)
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 10-17 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija has a 0-4 record with an earned run average of 6.32 and a WHIP of 1.34. He has 35 strikeouts over his 31.1 innings pitched and he's given up 32 hits. He allows 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.91 and they have given up 72 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen and they've struck out 77 hitters and walked 32 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.39. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 229 base hits and 118 earned runs. They have allowed 28 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 78 batters and struck out 220. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 3.78.
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As a team San Francisco is hitting .231, good for 25th in the league. The Giants hold a .346 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .289, which is good for 28th 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 .247 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .369. He has totaled 23 hits and he has driven in 11 men in 93 at bats. His OPS+ is 122 while his slugging percentage is at .462. The Giants have 211 hits, including 41 doubles and 18 home runs. San Francisco has walked 74 times so far this season and they have struck out 198 times as a unit. They have left 184 men on base and have a team OPS of .634. They score 3.37 runs per contest and have scored a total of 91 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 14-13 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.59, Julio Urias has a 0-0 record and a 1.41 WHIP. He has 4 strikeouts over the 5.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 4 hits. He allows 6.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.10 and they have given up 70 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 99 batters and walked 32 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.48. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 207 base knocks and 92 earned runs this season. They have given up 30 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 74 hitters and struck out 250 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.18 while their FIP as a staff is 3.49.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 15th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Corey Seager comes into this matchup batting .309 with an OBP of .405. He has 29 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 94 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .532 with an OPS+ of 152. Adrian Gonzalez is hitting .258 this season and he has an OBP of .333. He has collected 23 hits in 89 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 78 and a slugging percentage of .315. The Dodgers as a unit have 221 base hits, including 50 doubles and 28 homers. Los Angeles has walked 100 times this year and they have struck out on 210 occasions. They have had 194 men left on base and have an OPS of .731. They have scored 4.26 runs per game and totaled 115 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Giants +174
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