San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/9/2020
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Sunday, August 9, 2020
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Giants (+275) Dodgers (-310)
Mike Yastrzemski and the San Francisco Giants (6-9, 4th in NL West) are headed to Dodger Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Dodgers (10-4, 2nd in NL West). The Giants open this matchup at +275 while the Dodgers are coming in at -310. The total has been set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Kevin Gausman and Walker Buehler.
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
8/8/2020 Reyes Moronta RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
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
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
8/8/2020 Corey Seager SS Lower Body Expected to be out until at least Aug 9
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 6-9 overall record this season. Gausman has taken the mound for 939 frames and has accumulated 872 punchouts so far in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.31 (450 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.345. He has conceded 981 base knocks (9.4 hits per nine innings) and has had 282 free passes. Gausman (47-64 career record) has earned a FIP of 4.15 while facing 4,008 hitters during his time in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.08 and they have given up 62 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .204 against the bullpen and they've struck out 59 hitters and walked 34 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.12. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 131 base hits and 74 earned runs. They have allowed 24 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 58 batters and struck out 112. They have walked 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 5.27.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .252, good for 5th in the league. The Giants hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Mike Yastrzemski is hitting .314 with an on-base percentage of .453. He has 16 hits this season in 51 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .627 and an OPS+ of 207. Donovan Solano is hitting .447 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .460. He has totaled 21 hits and he has driven in 14 men in 47 at bats. His OPS+ is 212 while his slugging percentage is at .638. The Giants have 126 hits, including 22 doubles and 15 home runs. San Francisco has walked 45 times so far this season and they have struck out 119 times as a unit. They have left 92 men on base and have a team OPS of .720. They score 4.4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 66 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 10-4 overall mark this year. In his MLB career, Buehler has allowed 265 base knocks while he has totaled 384 strikeouts in 337 frames. He has given up a total of 119 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.041 and a FIP of 3.3. He has a SO/W ratio of 4.47 and he has gone up against 1,357 hitters during his career. Buehler (23-9 career mark) holds a 3.18 ERA while allowing 7.1 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.50 and they have given up 39 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .167 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 65 batters and walked 21 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 6.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 2.39. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 92 base knocks and 34 earned runs this season. They have given up 11 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 42 hitters and struck out 123 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.05 while their FIP as a staff is 3.32.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 10th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .459 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Mookie Betts comes into this matchup batting .306 with an OBP of .370. He has 15 hits this year along with 7 RBI in 49 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .612 with an OPS+ of 175. Corey Seager is hitting .340 this season and he has an OBP of .389. He has collected 17 hits in 50 at bats while driving in 7 runs. He has an OPS+ of 178 and a slugging percentage of .600. The Dodgers as a unit have 121 base hits, including 25 doubles and 26 homers. Los Angeles has walked 53 times this year and they have struck out on 110 occasions. They have had 107 men left on base and have an OPS of .787. They have scored 5.5 runs per game and totaled 77 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Dodgers (-310)
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