San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 7/23/2020
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Thursday, July 23, 2020
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Giants (+234) Dodgers (-303)
Dodger Stadium is the site of the matchup between the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday. The probable starting pitchers are Johnny Cueto for the Giants and Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers.
San Francisco opens at +234 while Los Angeles opens at -303. The Giants had a 79-75-8 over/under record and a 77-85-0 run line mark last year. The Dodgers were 108-59-0 against the run line and had a 79-80-8 over/under record.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants were 79-75-8 against the over/under last season
The San Francisco Giants were 77-85-0 against the run line last year
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers were 79-80-8 against the over/under last season
The Los Angeles Dodgers were 108-59-0 against the run line last year
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
7/21/2020 Tyler Cyr RP Knee Questionable for start of season
7/20/2020 Jarlin Garcia SP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 25
7/20/2020 Brandon Belt 1B Heel Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
7/20/2020 Evan Longoria 3B Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
7/20/2020 Trevor Cahill SP Finger Questionable for start of season
7/18/2020 Heliot Ramos CF Leg Questionable for start of season
7/14/2020 Hunter Pence RF Foot Questionable for start of season
6/29/2020 Tyler Beede SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least May 15, 2021
6/23/2020 Pablo Sandoval 3B Elbow Questionable for start of season
3/10/2020 Aramis Garcia C Hip Expected to be out until at least Aug 18
2/14/2020 Reyes Moronta RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
7/21/2020 Scott Alexander RP Undisclosed Questionable for start of season
7/21/2020 Jimmy Nelson SP Back Expected to be out until at least Feb 1, 2021
7/19/2020 Austin Barnes C Hand Questionable for start of season
7/19/2020 Zach Reks LF Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 23
7/16/2020 Keibert Ruiz C Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 28
7/14/2020 Anthony Garcia LF Groin Questionable for start of season
7/8/2020 Edwin Uceta RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 23
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Giants had a 77-85 overall record last season. Starting pitcher Johnny Cueto had a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 5.06 and a WHIP of 1.25. He had 13 strikeouts over his 16 innings pitched and he gave up 11 hits. He allowed 6.2 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 5.71. The bullpen had an earned run average of 3.85 and they gave up 546 base hits on the year. Teams hit .233 against the bullpen and they struck out 611 hitters while walking 234 batters. As a team, San Francisco allowed 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They were 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.38. The Giants pitchers collectively gave up 1,395 base hits and 715 earned runs last year. They allowed 227 home runs last season, ranking them 14th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff walked 519 batters and struck out 1,368. They walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit was 4.55.
As a team San Francisco hit .239, good for 27th in the league. The Giants held a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which was good for 28th in baseball. They ranked 25th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Brandon Crawford hit .228 with an on-base percentage of .304 last year. He had 114 hits last season in 500 at bats with 59 runs batted in. He had a slugging percentage of .350 and an OPS+ of 75. Alex Dickerson hit .276 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .332. He totaled 48 hits and he drove in 28 men in 174 at bats. His OPS+ was 115 while his slugging percentage was at .489. The Giants had 1,332 hits last season, including 300 doubles and 167 home runs. San Francisco walked 475 times last year and they struck out 1,435 times as a unit. They left 1,069 men on base and had a team OPS of .694. They scored 4.19 runs per contest and scored a total of 678 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles had a 106-56 overall mark last year. With an earned run average of 3.03, Clayton Kershaw had a 16-5 record and a 1.04 WHIP. He had 189 strikeouts over the 178.1 innings he pitched. He also gave up 145 hits. He allowed 7.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 3.86. The bullpen had an earned run average of 3.85 and they gave up 453 base hits on the year. Teams hit .218 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers struck out 581 batters and walked 186 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allowed 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They were 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.37. The Dodgers pitchers as a team surrendered 1,201 base knocks and 541 earned runs last season. They gave up 185 home runs last year, which ranked 29th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff walked 392 hitters and struck out 1,519 batters. They gave up a walk 2.4 times per 9 innings while they struck out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.10 while their FIP as a staff was 3.73.
As a team, they batted .257, good for 11th in the league. The Dodgers held a .472 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which was good for 6th in baseball. They ranked 13th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Mookie Betts comes into this matchup after batting .295 with an OBP of .391 last season. He had 176 hits last year along with 80 RBI in 597 AB's. He maintained a slugging percentage of .524 with an OPS+ of 135. Cody Bellinger hit .305 last season and he had an OBP of .406. He collected 170 hits in 558 at bats while driving in 115 runs. He had an OPS+ of 169 and a slugging percentage of .629. The Dodgers as a unit had 1,414 base hits last season, including 302 doubles and 279 homers. Los Angeles walked 607 times last year and they struck out on 1,356 occasions. They left 1,124 men on base and had an OPS of .810. They scored 5.47 runs per game and totaled 886 runs last year.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Dodgers (-303)
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