Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants 4/7/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, April 7, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Rich Hill vs. Chris Stratton
The Los Angeles Dodgers head to AT&T Park on Saturday, April 7, 2018 to take on the San Francisco Giants. The expected starting pitchers are Rich Hill for the Dodgers and Chris Stratton for the Giants.
The odds for this matchup have Los Angeles at -165 and San Francisco at +155. The Dodgers have a 4-3-0 over/under mark and a 5-2-0 run line record. The Giants are 3-3-0 against the run line and have a 3-3-0 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 4-3-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 5-2-0 against the run line
Important San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 3-3-0 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 3-3-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
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
04/04/18 LF Hunter Pence Thumb is "?" Friday vs LA Dodgers
03/30/18 P Julian Fernandez Elbow 60-day DL (03/29)
03/29/18 P Mark Melancon Forearm 10-day DL (03/26)
03/28/18 P Jeff Samardzija Pectoral 10-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 P Madison Bumgarner Hand 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Will Smith Elbow 10-day DL (03/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Dodgers have a 2-5 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Rich Hill has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 0.00 and a WHIP of 1.33 this year. He has 5 strikeouts over his 6 innings pitched and he's given up 5 hits. He allows 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.51 and they have given up 20 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .220 against the bullpen and they've struck out 20 hitters and walked 11 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 2.58. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 54 base hits and 19 earned runs. They have allowed 6 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 23 batters and struck out 60. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.16 and their FIP as a unit is 3.36.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .202, good for 25th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .286 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .263, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 6.9 hits per game. Yasiel Puig is hitting .179 with an on-base percentage of .226. He has 5 hits this season in 28 at bats with 2 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .250 and an OPS+ of 31. Cody Bellinger is hitting .240 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .296. He has totaled 6 hits and he has driven in 3 men in 25 at bats. His OPS+ is 80 while his slugging percentage is at .360. The Dodgers have 48 hits, including 9 doubles and 3 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 20 times so far this season and they have struck out 60 times as a unit. They have left 42 men on base and have a team OPS of .549. They score 3.14 runs per contest and have scored a total of 22 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 3-3 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.06, Chris Stratton has a 0-1 record and a 0.94 WHIP this season. He has 4 strikeouts over the 5.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 5 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.02. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.79 and they have given up 16 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 24 batters and walked 7 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.29. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 46 base knocks and 19 earned runs this season. They have given up 1 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 17 hitters and struck out 42 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 2.63.
As a team, they are batting .234, good for 18th in the league. The Giants hold a .386 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .285, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Buster Posey comes into this matchup batting .300 with an OBP of .391. He has 6 hits this year along with 0 RBI in 20 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .400 with an OPS+ of 120. Joe Panik is hitting .381 this season and he has an OBP of .458. He has collected 8 hits in 21 at bats while driving in 3 runs. He has an OPS+ of 244 and a slugging percentage of .810. The Giants as a unit have 46 base hits, including 6 doubles and 8 homers. San Francisco has walked 15 times this year and they have struck out on 42 occasions. They have had 42 men left on base and have an OPS of .671. They have scored 2.67 runs per game and totaled 16 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Giants +155
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