Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 8/27/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Thursday, August 27, 2020
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Dodgers (-230) Giants (+208)
Mookie Betts and the Los Angeles Dodgers (22-9, 1st in NL West) are headed to Oracle Park on Thursday where they'll take on the San Francisco Giants (15-16, 4th in NL West). The odds on this game have the Dodgers coming in at -230 and the Giants are at +208. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The starting pitchers are Walker Buehler and Logan Webb.
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
8/26/2020 Joe Kelly RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 12
8/25/2020 Alex Wood SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
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
8/17/2020 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
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 Sep 7
8/25/2020 Jeff Samardzija SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
8/25/2020 Austin Slater RF Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
8/25/2020 Reyes Moronta RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
8/25/2020 Aramis Garcia C Hip Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
6/29/2020 Tyler Beede SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Dodgers have a 22-9 overall record this season. Buehler (24-9 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.23 while he has faced 1,424 hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.20 (126 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.037. He has allowed 276 hits (7.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 91 walks. Buehler has taken the hill for 354 innings and has tallied 406 strikeouts during his MLB career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.00 and they have given up 86 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .169 against the bullpen and they've struck out 130 hitters and walked 41 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 6.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.8. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 216 base hits and 88 earned runs. They have allowed 37 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 84 batters and struck out 271. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.06 and their FIP as a unit is 3.93.
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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 .331, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Mookie Betts is hitting .293 with an on-base percentage of .359. He has 34 hits this season in 116 at bats with 24 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .638 and an OPS+ of 167. Cody Bellinger is hitting .225 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .301. He has totaled 27 hits and he has driven in 17 men in 120 at bats. His OPS+ is 105 while his slugging percentage is at .458. The Dodgers have 266 hits, including 49 doubles and 61 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 112 times so far this season and they have struck out 237 times as a unit. They have left 197 men on base and have a team OPS of .805. They score 5.77 runs per contest and have scored a total of 179 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 15-16 overall mark this year. Thus far in his career, Webb has allowed 70 base hits and he has 63 K's in 67 frames. He has allowed a total of 33 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.418 and having a FIP of 3.7. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.52 and he has gone up against 292 hitters during his MLB career. Webb (4-5 mark in his career) has a 4.43 ERA while giving up 9.4 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.37 and they have given up 125 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 104 batters and walked 63 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.99. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 261 base knocks and 152 earned runs this season. They have given up 45 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 115 hitters and struck out 248 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.91.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 8th in the league. The Giants hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Mike Yastrzemski comes into this matchup batting .293 with an OBP of .410. He has 34 hits this year along with 23 RBI in 116 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .612 with an OPS+ of 178. Evan Longoria is hitting .292 this season and he has an OBP of .333. He has collected 26 hits in 89 at bats while driving in 15 runs. He has an OPS+ of 120 and a slugging percentage of .472. The Giants as a unit have 273 base hits, including 49 doubles and 41 homers. San Francisco has walked 101 times this year and they have struck out on 256 occasions. They have had 202 men left on base and have an OPS of .759. They have scored 5.13 runs per game and totaled 159 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Dodgers and under 8.5 runs
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