San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Picks and Tips 9/8/2019
Sunday, September 8, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Dereck Rodriguez vs. Julio Urias
Justin Turner and the Los Angeles Dodgers (92-51, 1st in NL West) play the San Francisco Giants (68-73, 3rd in NL West) at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, September 8, 2019. The Dodgers open this matchup at -230 while the Giants are coming in at +212. The O/U has been set at 9.
The Giants have been a pretty good option for MLB wagerers, having gone 68-73-0 SU. Los Angeles covers 64.3% of the time, going 92-51-0 straight up.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The Giants have been a hot and cold Under choice for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 69-65-7.
The Giants are covering 52.0% of the time as the visitor, having gone 38-35-0 straight up.
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Dodgers are covering 74.3% of the time at Dodger Stadium, going 55-19-0 SU.
The Dodgers have been a hot and cold Under choice for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 69-68-6.
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Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
9/6/2019 Alex Dickerson LF Oblique Probable for Sep 7
9/6/2019 Trevor Gott RP Elbow Out for the season
9/4/2019 Reyes Moronta RP Shoulder Out for the season
9/3/2019 Johnny Cueto SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
9/3/2019 Pablo Sandoval 3B Elbow Out for the season
8/9/2019 Steven Duggar CF Shoulder Out for the season
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
9/6/2019 Dustin May SP Head Probable for Sep 7
9/6/2019 Rich Hill SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 12
9/4/2019 Alex Verdugo CF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 24
9/3/2019 Tyler White 1B Lat Out for the season
9/1/2019 Scott Alexander RP Forearm Out for the season
8/30/2019 Max Muncy 2B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
8/29/2019 Tom Koehler SP Shoulder Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Giants have a 68-73 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dereck Rodriguez has a 5-8 record with an earned run average of 5.15 and a WHIP of 1.40 this season. He has 58 strikeouts over his 87.1 innings pitched and he's given up 92 hits. He's allowed 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.37. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.93 and they have given up 476 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the bullpen and they've struck out 518 hitters and walked 195 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.48. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 1,234 base hits and 632 earned runs. They have allowed 204 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 440 batters and struck out 1,182. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.62.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .241, good for 27th in the league. The Giants hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Brandon Belt is hitting .228 with an on-base percentage of .337. He has 105 hits this season in 461 at bats with 54 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .393 and an OPS+ of 94. Kevin Pillar is hitting .264 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .292. He has totaled 140 hits and he has driven in 79 men in 530 at bats. His OPS+ is 95 while his slugging percentage is at .457. The Giants have 1,168 hits, including 271 doubles and 155 home runs. San Francisco has walked 413 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,221 times as a unit. They have left 910 men on base and have a team OPS of .707. They score 4.35 runs per contest and have scored a total of 614 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 92-51 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.55, Julio Urias has a 4-3 record and a 1.08 WHIP. He has 70 strikeouts over the 70.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 53 hits. He's allowing 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.67. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.04 and they have given up 394 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 479 batters and walked 154 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.45. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,085 base knocks and 489 earned runs this season. They have given up 169 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 333 hitters and struck out 1,323 batters. They give up a walk 2.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.11 while their FIP as a staff is 3.78.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 9th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .479 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Justin Turner comes into this matchup batting .292 with an OBP of .369. He has 137 hits this year along with 67 RBI in 469 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .516 with an OPS+ of 131. Cody Bellinger is hitting .308 this season and he has an OBP of .411. He has collected 152 hits in 494 at bats while driving in 105 runs. He has an OPS+ of 174 and a slugging percentage of .648. The Dodgers as a unit have 1,259 base hits, including 269 doubles and 253 homers. Los Angeles has walked 550 times this year and they have struck out on 1,181 occasions. They have had 1,010 men left on base and have an OPS of .819. They have scored 5.5 runs per game and totaled 787 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants (+212)
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