San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 3/30/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, March 30, 2018
Get todays MLB odds and lines on this game.
Probable Pitchers: Johnny Cueto vs. Alex Wood
Dodger Stadium is the site of the matchup between the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, March 30, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Johnny Cueto for the Giants and Alex Wood for the Dodgers.
San Francisco opens at +170 while Los Angeles opens at -180. The Giants had a 74-76-12 over/under record and a 71-91-0 run line mark last year. The Dodgers were 78-84-0 against the run line and had a 69-82-11 over/under record.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants were 74-76-12 against the over/under last season
The San Francisco Giants were 71-91-0 against the run line last year
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers were 69-82-11 against the over/under last season
The Los Angeles Dodgers were 78-84-0 against the run line last year
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
03/29/18 P Mark Melancon Elbow 10-day DL
03/28/18 P Jeff Samardzija Pectoral 10-day DL (03/28)
03/26/18 P Madison Bumgarner Hand 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Will Smith Elbow is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
03/26/18 P Julio Urias Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 3B Justin Turner Wrist is out indefinitely
03/26/18 P Tom Koehler Shoulder is out indefinitely
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Giants had a 64-98 overall record last season. Starting pitcher Johnny Cueto had a 8-8 record with an earned run average of 4.52 and a WHIP of 1.45. He had 136 strikeouts over his 147.1 innings pitched and he gave up 160 hits. He allowed 9.8 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 4.5. The bullpen had an earned run average of 4.34 and they gave up 486 base hits on the year. Teams hit .253 against the bullpen and they struck out 458 hitters while walking 220 batters. As a team, San Francisco allowed 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They were 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.5. The Giants pitchers collectively gave up 1,515 base hits and 726 earned runs last year. They allowed 182 home runs last season, ranking them 28th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff walked 496 batters and struck out 1,234. They walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit was 4.22.
As a team San Francisco hit .249, good for 23rd in the league. The Giants held a .380 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which was good for 29th in baseball. They ranked 20th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Buster Posey hit .320 with an on-base percentage of .400 last year. He had 158 hits last season in 494 at bats with 67 runs batted in. He had a slugging percentage of .462 and an OPS+ of 129. Andrew McCutchen hit .279 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .363. He totaled 159 hits and he drove in 88 men in 570 at bats. His OPS+ was 121 while his slugging percentage was at .486. The Giants had 1,382 hits last season, including 290 doubles and 128 home runs. San Francisco walked 467 times last year and they struck out 1,204 times as a unit. They left 1,093 men on base and had a team OPS of .689. They scored 3.94 runs per contest and scored a total of 639 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles had a 104-58 overall mark last year. With an earned run average of 2.72, Alex Wood had a 16-3 record and a 1.06 WHIP. He had 151 strikeouts over the 152.1 innings he pitched. He also gave up 123 hits. He allowed 7.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 3.32. The bullpen had an earned run average of 3.38 and they gave up 463 base hits on the year. Teams hit .220 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers struck out 637 batters and walked 183 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allowed 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They were 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.38. The Dodgers pitchers as a team surrendered 1,226 base knocks and 543 earned runs last season. They gave up 184 home runs last year, which ranked 25th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff walked 442 hitters and struck out 1,549 batters. They gave up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they struck out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.16 while their FIP as a staff was 3.67.
As a team, they batted .249, good for 22nd in the league. The Dodgers held a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which was good for 8th in baseball. They ranked 23rd in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Corey Seager comes into this matchup after batting .295 with an OBP of .375 last season. He had 159 hits last year along with 77 RBI in 539 AB's. He maintained a slugging percentage of .479 with an OPS+ of 125. Chris Taylor hit .288 last season and he had an OBP of .354. He collected 148 hits in 514 at bats while driving in 72 runs. He had an OPS+ of 122 and a slugging percentage of .496. The Dodgers as a unit had 1,347 base hits last season, including 312 doubles and 221 homers. Los Angeles walked 649 times last year and they struck out on 1,380 occasions. They left 1,146 men on base and had an OPS of .771. They scored 4.75 runs per game and totaled 770 runs last year.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Dodgers -180
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Today's MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert MLB Picks