Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 8/26/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Dodgers (-235) Giants (+212)
Oracle Park is the venue where Donovan Solano and the San Francisco Giants (14-16, 4th in NL West) will play the Los Angeles Dodgers (22-8, 1st in NL West) on Wednesday. The Dodgers open this contest at -235 while the Giants are coming in at +212. The over/under has been set at 9. The starting pitchers will be Clayton Kershaw and Kevin Gausman.
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
8/23/2020 Justin Turner 3B Hamstring Probable for 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
8/25/2020 Drew Smyly SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
8/25/2020 Austin Slater RF Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
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
8/12/2020 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. Kershaw (172-75 career mark) has a FIP of 2.84 and he has faced 9,048 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 2.44 (623 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.006. He has given up 1,730 hits (6.8 hits per nine innings) and has 581 free passes. Kershaw has taken the ball for 2,298 innings and has totaled 2,493 strikeouts in his career. 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 22nd 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 3.86.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .250, good for 12th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .474 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Max Muncy is hitting .192 with an on-base percentage of .315. He has 20 hits this season in 104 at bats with 13 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .413 and an OPS+ of 98. Corey Seager is hitting .298 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .340. He has totaled 28 hits and he has driven in 20 men in 94 at bats. His OPS+ is 148 while his slugging percentage is at .585. 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
San Francisco has a 14-16 overall mark this year. Gausman (48-64 career record) is the owner of a 4.31 earned run average while giving up 9.4 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.14 and he has gone up against 4,080 opposing hitters during his MLB career. In his MLB career, Gausman has allowed 998 hits while accumulating 897 K's in 957 innings pitched. He has surrendered a total of 458 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.342 and having a FIP of 4.1. 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 4.88.
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 14th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Donovan Solano comes into this matchup batting .363 with an OBP of .404. He has 33 hits this year along with 16 RBI in 91 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .495 with an OPS+ of 148. Brandon Crawford is hitting .235 this season and he has an OBP of .326. He has collected 19 hits in 81 at bats while driving in 8 runs. He has an OPS+ of 90 and a slugging percentage of .358. 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?
Josh's Pick: Take the Giants (+212)
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