San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Picks and Tips 6/18/2019
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Shaun Anderson vs. Clayton Kershaw
Dodger Stadium is the site where Max Muncy and the Los Angeles Dodgers (48-24, 1st in NL West) will take on the San Francisco Giants (30-39, 5th in NL West) on Tuesday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Giants priced at +220 and the Dodgers are at -240. The over/under has been set at 7.5.
The Giants have been great for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 30-39-0 SU. Los Angeles is covering 66.7% of the time, going 48-24-0 straight up. The Dodgers have been a great play for wagerers as a favorite, going 48-22-0 SU. San Francisco has gone 21-34-0 straight up as an underdog, so they cover 38.2% of the time.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The Giants have been a pretty good Over bet for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 34-31-4.
The Giants cover 45.5% of the time as the away team, having gone 15-18-0 straight up.
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Dodgers cover 77.8% of the time at Dodger Stadium, going 28-8-0 SU.
The Dodgers have been a less than ideal Over bet for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 34-35-3.
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
6/14/2019 Nick Vincent RP Pectoral Expected to be out until at least Jun 21
2/19/2019 Johnny Cueto SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
6/15/2019 Scott Alexander RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jun 21
6/13/2019 Corey Seager SS Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jul 10
6/2/2019 Tony Cingrani RP Shoulder Out for the season
5/1/2019 A.J CF Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 2
2/6/2019 Tom Koehler SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Giants have a 30-39 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Shaun Anderson has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 3.97 and a WHIP of 1.32 this season. He has 22 strikeouts over his 34 innings pitched and he's given up 34 hits. He's allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.39. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.75 and they have given up 227 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the bullpen and they've struck out 266 hitters and walked 95 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.54. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 595 base hits and 311 earned runs. They have allowed 100 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 229 batters and struck out 590. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.65.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .227, good for 29th in the league. The Giants hold a .370 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .293, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. Joe Panik is hitting .244 with an on-base percentage of .324. He has 55 hits this season in 225 at bats with 20 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .338 and an OPS+ of 79. Steven Duggar is hitting .240 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .281. He has totaled 58 hits and he has driven in 28 men in 242 at bats. His OPS+ is 68 while his slugging percentage is at .351. The Giants have 523 hits, including 121 doubles and 63 home runs. San Francisco has walked 207 times so far this season and they have struck out 604 times as a unit. They have left 434 men on base and have a team OPS of .664. They score 3.86 runs per contest and have scored a total of 266 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 48-24 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.13, Clayton Kershaw has a 6-1 record and a 1.08 WHIP. He has 67 strikeouts over the 72 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 66 hits. He's allowing 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.63. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.37 and they have given up 183 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 206 batters and walked 75 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.25. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 529 base knocks and 231 earned runs this season. They have given up 83 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 160 hitters and struck out 630 batters. They give up a walk 2.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.08 while their FIP as a staff is 3.78.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 7th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .462 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Max Muncy comes into this matchup batting .280 with an OBP of .378. He has 66 hits this year along with 44 RBI in 236 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .538 with an OPS+ of 137. Cody Bellinger is hitting .355 this season and he has an OBP of .451. He has collected 88 hits in 248 at bats while driving in 58 runs. He has an OPS+ of 197 and a slugging percentage of .702. The Dodgers as a unit have 632 base hits, including 123 doubles and 112 homers. Los Angeles has walked 285 times this year and they have struck out on 565 occasions. They have had 535 men left on base and have an OPS of .807. They have scored 5.15 runs per game and totaled 371 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants +220
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