San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 7/19/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Monday, July 19, 2021
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet LA
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (+145) Los Angeles (-185)
Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers (58-35, 2nd in NL West) host the San Francisco Giants (58-33, 1st in NL West) at Dodger Stadium on Monday. The line on this game has the Giants priced at +145 and the Dodgers are at -185. The total opens at 8.5. The starting pitchers are Alex Wood and Clayton Kershaw.
The Giants have tallied 140 doubles as a squad and have knocked 135 balls out of the stadium. San Francisco is slugging .434 and have been rung up 842 times, while drawing a walk on 353 occasions. As a unit, the San Francisco Giants are recording 4.9 runs per game, which is 7th in MLB. They have 428 RBI's as well as 741 hits this year, and their average at the plate is sitting at .245. They have racked up 449 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .328.
The Giants are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.25 on the season (2nd in MLB), and they have struck out 786 batters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.33 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.11. Giants pitchers have allowed 90 long balls and 330 total runs (1st in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 236 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 3.68 as a unit this year.
Giants pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 58 times in addition to having 96 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers are sitting with 61 holds on the campaign (3rd in MLB). The Giants relievers have recorded a save percentage of 66.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 113 save situations. They have 33 saves so far this season and have blown 17 of their 50 save chances. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 80 base runners on the season and 41.3% of them crossed home plate. The Giants have sent 308 relief pitchers to the hill for the season.
The Giants have turned 72.1% of baseballs in play into outs in their 7,287 innings, which has them sitting at 2nd in MLB. The San Francisco Giants have amassed 2,429 putouts on the year, in addition to 830 assists and 40 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .988 which ranks 2nd in professional baseball, and have accumulated 524 double plays.
Wood has thrown 935 innings and has accounted for 870 punch outs in his MLB career. Wood (61-47 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.53 while he has gone up against 3,890 batters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.47 (360 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.225. He has allowed 874 hits (8.4 hits per nine innings) and has 271 free passes.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have recorded a team OBP of .339 and a batting average of .246 over the course of the season. They have struck out on 824 occasions (12th in MLB) and have notched a total of 770 hits. Los Angeles has accounted for 128 home runs this year as well as 473 runs batted in. The Dodgers have a slugging percentage of .425 and they are scoring 5.32 runs per game (2nd in the league). They have recorded 144 doubles, while taking a walk 388 times and recording 495 runs.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have surrendered 340 runs on the year while holding an ERA of 3.13 (287 earned runs yielded). They have allowed 100 HR's and they allow 3.71 runs per 9 innings (2nd in the league). The Dodgers have a team WHIP of 1.120 in addition to having a FIP of 3.64 as a squad on the campaign. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.36 (933 strikeouts against 278 walks). They are sitting at 2nd in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 645.
Sitting with 108 save situations, the Dodgers have amassed 60 holds and also 18 blown saves. Los Angeles has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 47 save chances and they have tallied 29 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 104 times in high leverage situations in addition to 89 occasions with runners on. Los Angeles relievers hold an inherited score rate of 24.6% of 126 inherited base runners. They rank 14th in the league holding a save percentage of 61.7%, and they have sent 317 relievers to the hill over the course of the season.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have turned 54 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (23rd in baseball). The Dodgers have racked up 755 assists, 57 errors and have 2,473 putouts for the year. In 7,419 innings on the field, the Dodgers hold a defensive efficiency of 71.5% (3rd in pro baseball).
During his MLB career, Kershaw has surrendered 1,841 base knocks and he has 2,653 K's in 2,439 innings pitched. He has conceded 671 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.002 and being the owner of a FIP of 2.8. His K/BB ratio is 4.39 and he has faced 9,601 opposing batters so far in his MLB career. Kershaw (184-83 career mark) has a 2.48 earned run average while giving up 6.8 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-185)
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