San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/8/2020
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Saturday, August 8, 2020
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Giants (+253) Dodgers (-285)
Corey Seager and the Los Angeles Dodgers (9-4, 2nd in NL West) host the San Francisco Giants (6-8, 4th in NL West) at Dodger Stadium on Saturday. The Giants open this contest at +253 while the Dodgers are coming in at -285. The O/U has been set at 8.5. The pitchers expected to start will be Johnny Cueto and Clayton Kershaw.
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 Probable for Aug 7
8/5/2020 Mookie Betts RF Finger Probable for 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 6-8 overall record this season. Cueto (126-87 career mark) has a FIP of 3.91 while going up against 7,745 hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.36 (697 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.194. He has given up 1,694 base knocks (8.2 hits per nine innings) and has 536 walks. Cueto has pitched in 1,868 innings and is sitting with 1,567 K's during his pro baseball career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.26 and they have given up 60 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .208 against the bullpen and they've struck out 55 hitters and walked 32 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.02. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 122 base hits and 68 earned runs. They have allowed 20 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 54 batters and struck out 105. They have walked 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.99.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .253, good for 6th in the league. The Giants hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Donovan Solano is hitting .465 with an on-base percentage of .478. He has 20 hits this season in 43 at bats with 13 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .674 and an OPS+ of 227. Mike Yastrzemski is hitting .319 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .467. He has totaled 15 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 47 at bats. His OPS+ is 214 while his slugging percentage is at .638. The Giants have 118 hits, including 20 doubles and 14 home runs. San Francisco has walked 43 times so far this season and they have struck out 109 times as a unit. They have left 85 men on base and have a team OPS of .720. They score 4.57 runs per contest and have scored a total of 64 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Thus far in his career, Kershaw has allowed 148 base knocks and he has 195 punchouts in 183 frames. He has allowed 60 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.031 and having a FIP of 3.8. He has a SO/W ratio of 4.76 and he has gone up against 726 batters during his pro baseball career. Kershaw (17-5 win-loss record in his career) has a 2.95 ERA and has surrendered 7.3 hits per nine 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 27th 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 3.38.
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 7th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Corey Seager comes into this matchup batting .347 with an OBP of .396. He has 17 hits this year along with 7 RBI in 49 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .612 with an OPS+ of 179. Mookie Betts is hitting .289 this season and he has an OBP of .347. He has collected 13 hits in 45 at bats while driving in 6 runs. He has an OPS+ of 143 and a slugging percentage of .533. 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 (+253)
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