San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/7/2020
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Friday, August 7, 2020
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Giants (+220) Dodgers (-245)
Mike Yastrzemski and the San Francisco Giants (6-7, 4th in NL West) travel to Dodger Stadium on Friday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (9-4, 2nd in NL West). The Giants open this contest at +220 while the Dodgers are coming in at -245. The O/U has been set at 9. The starting pitchers will be Jeff Samardzija and Julio Urias.
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
8/5/2020 Jarlin Garcia SP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 9
8/4/2020 Drew Smyly SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
7/31/2020 Sam Coonrod RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
7/27/2020 Reyes Moronta RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
6/29/2020 Tyler Beede SP Elbow Out for the season
3/10/2020 Aramis Garcia C Hip Expected to be out until at least Aug 18
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
8/6/2020 Edwin Rios 3B Toe Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
8/5/2020 Mookie Betts RF Finger Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
8/3/2020 Alex Wood SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
8/2/2020 Zach Reks LF Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
7/21/2020 Jimmy Nelson SP Back Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Giants have a 6-7 overall record this season. Samardzija has pitched in 1,637 frames and has earned 1,445 punchouts during his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.13 (751 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.242. He has surrendered 1,545 base hits (8.5 hits per 9 innings) with 489 walks. Samardzija (80-105 career record) has earned a FIP of 4.03 and he has faced 6,856 batters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.62 and they have given up 53 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .197 against the bullpen and they've struck out 53 hitters and walked 29 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.89. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 113 base hits and 62 earned runs. They have allowed 17 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 49 batters and struck out 100. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit is 4.70.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .248, good for 7th in the league. The Giants hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Mike Yastrzemski is hitting .304 with an on-base percentage of .458. He has 14 hits this season in 46 at bats with 7 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .630 and an OPS+ of 211. Donovan Solano is hitting .436 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .452. He has totaled 17 hits and he has driven in 13 men in 39 at bats. His OPS+ is 205 while his slugging percentage is at .615. The Giants have 107 hits, including 18 doubles and 13 home runs. San Francisco has walked 40 times so far this season and they have struck out 105 times as a unit. They have left 79 men on base and have a team OPS of .710. They score 4.62 runs per contest and have scored a total of 60 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
So far in his pro baseball career, Urias has surrendered 174 hits while tallying 195 K's in 195 innings. He has given up a total of 68 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.282 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.4. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.57 and he has faced 822 opposing batters in his MLB career. Urias (10-7 career mark) has a 3.14 earned run average while giving up 8.0 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.47 and they have given up 34 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .159 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 57 batters and walked 21 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 6.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 2.42. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 84 base knocks and 32 earned runs this season. They have given up 10 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 40 hitters and struck out 113 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.04 while their FIP as a staff is 3.34.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 11th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .444 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Mookie Betts comes into this matchup batting .289 with an OBP of .347. He has 13 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 45 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .533 with an OPS+ of 144. Corey Seager is hitting .347 this season and he has an OBP of .396. He has collected 17 hits in 49 at bats while driving in 7 runs. He has an OPS+ of 180 and a slugging percentage of .612. The Dodgers as a unit have 112 base hits, including 24 doubles and 22 homers. Los Angeles has walked 49 times this year and they have struck out on 103 occasions. They have had 99 men left on base and have an OPS of .768. They have scored 5.38 runs per game and totaled 70 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants (+220)
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