Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants 4/28/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, April 28, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Alex Wood vs. Johnny Cueto
The Los Angeles Dodgers head to AT&T Park on Saturday, April 28, 2018 to take on the San Francisco Giants. The expected starting pitchers are Alex Wood for the Dodgers and Johnny Cueto for the Giants.
The odds for this matchup have Los Angeles at -120 and San Francisco at +110. The Dodgers have a 14-11-0 over/under mark and a 14-11-0 run line record. The Giants are 15-9-0 against the run line and have a 10-14-0 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 14-11-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 14-11-0 against the run line
Important San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 10-14-0 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 15-9-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
04/26/18 P Alex Wood Elbow 10-day DL (04/23)
04/19/18 P Rich Hill Finger 10-day DL (04/15)
04/15/18 2B Logan Forsythe Shoulder 10-day DL (04/15)
03/30/18 P Julio Urias Shoulder 60-day DL (02/23)
03/30/18 3B Justin Turner Wrist 10-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Tom Koehler Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Yimi Garcia Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
04/20/18 LF Hunter Pence Thumb 10-day DL (04/20)
03/30/18 P Julian Fernandez Elbow 60-day DL (03/29)
03/29/18 P Mark Melancon Forearm 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Madison Bumgarner Hand 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Will Smith Elbow 10-day DL (03/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Dodgers have a 11-12 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Alex Wood has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 3.72 and a WHIP of 0.83 this year. He has 26 strikeouts over his 29 innings pitched and he's given up 22 hits. He allows 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.49. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.93 and they have given up 84 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the bullpen and they've struck out 103 hitters and walked 32 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.2 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.5. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 194 base hits and 85 earned runs. They have allowed 25 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 68 batters and struck out 248. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 3.37.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .241, good for 14th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .389 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Yasmani Grandal is hitting .324 with an on-base percentage of .422. He has 23 hits this season in 71 at bats with 18 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .577 and an OPS+ of 177. Cody Bellinger is hitting .278 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .327. He has totaled 25 hits and he has driven in 9 men in 90 at bats. His OPS+ is 117 while his slugging percentage is at .456. The Dodgers have 196 hits, including 44 doubles and 22 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 85 times so far this season and they have struck out 205 times as a unit. They have left 168 men on base and have a team OPS of .704. They score 4.52 runs per contest and have scored a total of 104 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 11-13 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 0.35, Johnny Cueto has a 2-0 record and a 0.65 WHIP this season. He has 23 strikeouts over the 26 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 13 hits. He allows 4.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.67 and they have given up 80 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 81 batters and walked 33 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.64. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 185 base knocks and 87 earned runs this season. They have given up 18 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 83 hitters and struck out 189 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 3.78.
As a team, they are batting .233, good for 19th in the league. The Giants hold a .369 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .292, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Buster Posey comes into this matchup batting .280 with an OBP of .337. He has 21 hits this year along with 9 RBI in 75 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .413 with an OPS+ of 110. Joe Panik is hitting .276 this season and he has an OBP of .337. He has collected 24 hits in 87 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 107 and a slugging percentage of .402. The Giants as a unit have 190 base hits, including 30 doubles and 25 homers. San Francisco has walked 64 times this year and they have struck out on 226 occasions. They have had 165 men left on base and have an OPS of .661. They have scored 3.17 runs per game and totaled 76 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Giants +110
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