San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 8/15/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Derek Holland vs. Hyun-Jin Ryu
The San Francisco Giants visit Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 to play the Los Angeles Dodgers. The probable starters are Derek Holland for the Giants and Hyun-Jin Ryu for the Dodgers.
The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at +167 and Los Angeles at -177. The Giants have a 55-59-6 over/under record and a 62-58-0 run line mark. The Dodgers are 55-65-0 against the run line and have a 52-61-7 over/under record.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 55-59-6 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 62-58-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 52-61-7 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 55-65-0 against the run line
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
08/14/18 SS Brandon Crawford Head left last game, is "?" Tuesday vs Los Angeles Dodgers
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
08/14/18 P John Axford Leg 10-day DL (08/14)
08/14/18 2B Brian Dozier Dizziness left last game, is "?" Tuesday vs San Francisco Giants
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)
08/02/18 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 60-60 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Derek Holland has a 6-8 record with an earned run average of 3.97 and a WHIP of 1.28 this season. He has 125 strikeouts over his 124.2 innings pitched and he's given up 115 hits. He's allowed 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.95. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.61 and they have given up 383 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the bullpen and they've struck out 414 hitters and walked 155 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.97. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 1,032 base hits and 478 earned runs. They have allowed 113 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 384 batters and struck out 935. 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 15th in the league. The Giants hold a .389 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Brandon Crawford is hitting .275 with an on-base percentage of .346. He has 113 hits this season in 411 at bats with 45 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .431 and an OPS+ of 111. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .255 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .355. He has totaled 110 hits and he has driven in 49 men in 431 at bats. His OPS+ is 110 while his slugging percentage is at .413. The Giants have 1,034 hits, including 207 doubles and 107 home runs. San Francisco has walked 362 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,043 times as a unit. They have left 855 men on base and have a team OPS of .703. They score 4.06 runs per contest and have scored a total of 487 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 64-56 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.12, Hyun-Jin Ryu has a 3-0 record and a 0.88 WHIP. He has 36 strikeouts over the 29.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 16 hits. He's allowing 4.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.16. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.97 and they have given up 384 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 459 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 959 base knocks and 427 earned runs this season. They have given up 131 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 329 hitters and struck out 1,134 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.18 while their FIP as a staff is 3.67.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 20th 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 20th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Matt Kemp comes into this matchup batting .282 with an OBP of .329. He has 103 hits this year along with 66 RBI in 365 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .477 with an OPS+ of 115. Manny Machado is hitting .303 this season and he has an OBP of .378. He has collected 139 hits in 459 at bats while driving in 70 runs. He has an OPS+ of 150 and a slugging percentage of .538. The Dodgers as a unit have 989 base hits, including 214 doubles and 164 homers. Los Angeles has walked 458 times this year and they have struck out on 1,040 occasions. They have had 829 men left on base and have an OPS of .752. They have scored 4.68 runs per game and totaled 562 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Dodgers -177
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