San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 8/14/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Andrew Suarez vs. Alex Wood
Dodger Stadium is the site of the matchup between the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Andrew Suarez for the Giants and Alex Wood for the Dodgers.
San Francisco opens at +174 while Los Angeles opens at -185. The Giants have a 55-59-5 over/under record and a 61-58-0 run line mark. The Dodgers are 54-65-0 against the run line and have a 51-61-7 over/under record.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 55-59-5 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 61-58-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 51-61-7 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 54-65-0 against the run line
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
08/07/18 P Johnny Cueto Elbow 60-day DL (08/11)
07/31/18 3B Pablo Sandoval Hamstring 10-day DL (07/31)
07/27/18 1B Brandon Belt Knee 10-day DL (07/26); expected to be activated Tuesday vs Los Angeles Dodgers
07/15/18 P Jeff Samardzija Shoulder 10-day DL (07/15)
06/20/18 P Hunter Strickland Hand 10-day DL (06/20)
05/22/18 P Jose Valdez Elbow 10-day DL (05/22)
03/30/18 P Julian Fernandez Elbow 60-day DL (03/29)
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
08/12/18 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Groin 60-day DL (05/03) expected to start Wednesday vs San Francisco Giants
08/11/18 P Alex Wood Hamstring 10-day DL (08/04); expected to start Tuesday vs San Francisco Giants
08/10/18 P Kenley Jansen Heart is out indefinitely
08/08/18 P Daniel Hudson Forearm 10-day DL (08/08)
08/04/18 P Erik Goeddel Side 10-day DL (08/03)
08/02/18 2B Chase Utley Wrist 10-day DL (08/02)
07/07/18 P Yimi Garcia Forearm 10-day DL (07/04)
06/28/18 P Josh Fields Shoulder 10-day DL (06/28)
06/10/18 P Dennis Santana Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (06/05)
06/08/18 P Tony Cingrani Shoulder 10-day DL (06/07)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Giants have a 59-60 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Andrew Suarez has a 4-8 record with an earned run average of 4.64 and a WHIP of 1.33 this year. He has 96 strikeouts over his 110.2 innings pitched and he's given up 121 hits. He's allowed 9.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.64 and they have given up 382 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 411 hitters and walked 154 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 3.99. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 1,024 base hits and 476 earned runs. They have allowed 112 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 381 batters and struck out 928. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 3.94.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .250, good for 14th in the league. The Giants hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Brandon Crawford is hitting .276 with an on-base percentage of .348. He has 113 hits this season in 409 at bats with 45 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .433 and an OPS+ of 112. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .255 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .356. He has totaled 109 hits and he has driven in 48 men in 427 at bats. His OPS+ is 110 while his slugging percentage is at .415. The Giants have 1,026 hits, including 207 doubles and 107 home runs. San Francisco has walked 362 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,033 times as a unit. They have left 851 men on base and have a team OPS of .705. They score 4.05 runs per contest and have scored a total of 482 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 64-55 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.58, Alex Wood has a 7-6 record and a 1.17 WHIP this season. He has 107 strikeouts over the 123.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 114 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.54. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.92 and they have given up 380 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 458 batters and walked 164 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.53. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 951 base knocks and 423 earned runs this season. They have given up 131 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 329 hitters and struck out 1,124 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.19 while their FIP as a staff is 3.69.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 21st in the league. The Dodgers hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Matt Kemp comes into this matchup batting .283 with an OBP of .330. He has 103 hits this year along with 66 RBI in 364 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .478 with an OPS+ of 116. Manny Machado is hitting .305 this season and he has an OBP of .379. He has collected 139 hits in 456 at bats while driving in 70 runs. He has an OPS+ of 151 and a slugging percentage of .542. The Dodgers as a unit have 981 base hits, including 213 doubles and 163 homers. Los Angeles has walked 455 times this year and they have struck out on 1,033 occasions. They have had 821 men left on base and have an OPS of .752. They have scored 4.71 runs per game and totaled 560 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants +174
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