Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 8/25/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Dodgers (-200) Giants (+184)
Corey Seager and the Los Angeles Dodgers (22-8, 1st in NL West) are headed to Oracle Park on Tuesday where they'll meet the San Francisco Giants (14-16, 3rd in NL West). The Giants open this matchup at +184 while the Dodgers are priced at -200. The O/U opens at 9. The expected starting pitchers are Julio Urias and Johnny Cueto.
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
8/23/2020 Justin Turner 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/22/2020 Edwin Uceta RP Not Injury Related Suspended until Sep 17
8/20/2020 Pedro Baez RP Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
8/18/2020 Alex Wood SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/17/2020 Edwin Rios 1B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
8/12/2020 Zach Reks LF Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/12/2020 Joe Kelly RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
7/21/2020 Jimmy Nelson SP Back Out for the season
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
8/22/2020 Austin Slater RF Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/21/2020 Reyes Moronta RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/18/2020 Aramis Garcia C Hip Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/16/2020 Drew Smyly SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/12/2020 Jeff Samardzija SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
6/29/2020 Tyler Beede SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Dodgers have a 22-8 overall record this season. Urias has pitched in 207 frames and has totaled 205 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. His ERA is 3.13 (72 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.280. He has given up 186 hits (8.1 hits per 9 innings) and has 79 free passes. Urias (11-7 career mark) has a FIP of 3.45 while he has gone up against 872 batters during his time in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.82 and they have given up 78 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .163 against the bullpen and they've struck out 122 hitters and walked 41 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 6.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.65. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 202 base hits and 80 earned runs. They have allowed 34 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 81 batters and struck out 257. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.04 and their FIP as a unit is 3.87.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .250, good for 11th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .474 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Corey Seager is hitting .298 with an on-base percentage of .340. He has 28 hits this season in 94 at bats with 20 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .585 and an OPS+ of 148. Max Muncy is hitting .192 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .315. He has totaled 20 hits and he has driven in 13 men in 104 at bats. His OPS+ is 99 while his slugging percentage is at .413. The Dodgers have 254 hits, including 46 doubles and 59 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 107 times so far this season and they have struck out 224 times as a unit. They have left 188 men on base and have a team OPS of .805. They score 5.7 runs per contest and have scored a total of 171 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cueto (128-87 career record) has a 3.36 ERA and has surrendered 8.1 hits per nine innings. His SO/W ratio is 2.92 and he has gone up against 7,815 opposing batters in his MLB career. In his MLB career, Cueto has allowed 1,703 base knocks and he has 1,583 punchouts in 1,887 frames. He has given up a total of 705 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.190 and a FIP of 3.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.68 and they have given up 121 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 97 batters and walked 59 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.99. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 249 base knocks and 146 earned runs this season. They have given up 43 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 110 hitters and struck out 235 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.89.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 9th in the league. The Giants hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Brandon Crawford comes into this matchup batting .235 with an OBP of .326. He has 19 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 81 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .358 with an OPS+ of 91. Donovan Solano is hitting .363 this season and he has an OBP of .404. He has collected 33 hits in 91 at bats while driving in 16 runs. He has an OPS+ of 149 and a slugging percentage of .495. The Giants as a unit have 259 base hits, including 47 doubles and 38 homers. San Francisco has walked 98 times this year and they have struck out on 242 occasions. They have had 194 men left on base and have an OPS of .753. They have scored 4.97 runs per game and totaled 149 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Dodgers (-200)
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