Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants 9/29/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 29, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Clayton Kershaw vs. Dereck Rodriguez
The Los Angeles Dodgers head to AT&T Park on Saturday, September 29, 2018 to take on the San Francisco Giants. The expected starting pitchers are Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers and Dereck Rodriguez for the Giants.
The odds for this matchup have Los Angeles at -240 and San Francisco at +200. The Dodgers have a 70-81-8 over/under mark and a 71-88-0 run line record. The Giants are 79-80-0 against the run line and have a 67-85-7 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 70-81-8 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 71-88-0 against the run line
Important San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 67-85-7 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 79-80-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
09/27/18 3B Justin Turner Thumb injured last game, is questionable Friday vs San Francisco Giants
09/18/18 P Daniel Hudson Forearm 60-day DL (08/25)
09/03/18 P Brock Stewart Oblique 60-day DL (09/03)
08/18/18 P Erik Goeddel Elbow 60-day DL (08/17)
06/10/18 P Dennis Santana Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (06/05)
05/01/18 SS Corey Seager Elbow is out for season
03/30/18 P Julio Urias Shoulder 60-day DL (02/23)
03/30/18 P Tom Koehler Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
09/22/18 1B Brandon Belt Knee is out for season
08/30/18 C Buster Posey Hip 60-day DL (08/25)
08/30/18 CF Steve Duggar Shoulder 10-day DL (08/29); is out for season
08/07/18 P Johnny Cueto Elbow 60-day DL (08/11)
07/31/18 3B Pablo Sandoval Hamstring 60-day DL (07/31)
07/15/18 P Jeff Samardzija Shoulder 60-day DL (07/15)
05/22/18 P Jose Valdez Elbow 10-day DL (05/22)
03/30/18 P Julian Fernandez Elbow 60-day DL (03/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Dodgers have a 88-71 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw has a 9-5 record with an earned run average of 2.53 and a WHIP of 1.02 this year. He has 151 strikeouts over his 156.1 innings pitched and he's given up 131 hits. He allows 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.23. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.74 and they have given up 499 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the bullpen and they've struck out 610 hitters and walked 196 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.41. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 1,258 base hits and 545 earned runs. They have allowed 176 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 414 batters and struck out 1,533. They have walked 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.16 and their FIP as a unit is 3.60.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .248, good for 17th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Max Muncy is hitting .259 with an on-base percentage of .391. He has 99 hits this season in 382 at bats with 73 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .565 and an OPS+ of 157. Manny Machado is hitting .295 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .366. He has totaled 182 hits and he has driven in 104 men in 616 at bats. His OPS+ is 146 while his slugging percentage is at .539. The Dodgers have 1,342 hits, including 284 doubles and 227 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 632 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,404 times as a unit. They have left 1,132 men on base and have a team OPS of .767. They score 4.85 runs per contest and have scored a total of 771 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 73-86 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.50, Dereck Rodriguez has a 6-4 record and a 1.08 WHIP this season. He has 88 strikeouts over the 115.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 92 hits. He allows 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.46. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.66 and they have given up 495 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 550 batters and walked 208 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.85. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,344 base knocks and 613 earned runs this season. They have given up 150 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 511 hitters and struck out 1,247 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 3.94.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 25th in the league. The Giants hold a .370 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Brandon Crawford comes into this matchup batting .255 with an OBP of .322. He has 134 hits this year along with 54 RBI in 525 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .396 with an OPS+ of 98. Evan Longoria is hitting .245 this season and he has an OBP of .283. He has collected 115 hits in 469 at bats while driving in 54 runs. He has an OPS+ of 91 and a slugging percentage of .418. The Giants as a unit have 1,307 base hits, including 252 doubles and 132 homers. San Francisco has walked 444 times this year and they have struck out on 1,441 occasions. They have had 1,091 men left on base and have an OPS of .671. They have scored 3.75 runs per game and totaled 596 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Giants +200
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