Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 9/18/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Sunday, September 18, 2022
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-205) San Francisco (+175)
The Los Angeles Dodgers (99-44) are hitting the road to Oracle Park on Sunday where they will take on the San Francisco Giants (69-75). The moneyline on this contest has the Dodgers at -205 while the Giants open at +175. The total is set at 9. The starting pitchers are Andrew Heaney and Alex Cobb.
As a team, the Los Angeles Dodgers are putting up 5.4 runs per game, which has them at 1st in the league. They have racked up 774 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .336. The Dodgers have accumulated 299 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 196 balls out of the park. They have tallied 740 RBI's and 1,271 hits this year, while their team batting average is .260. Los Angeles owns a slugging percentage of .453 and have struck out 1,206 times, while drawing a walk on 538 occasions.
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Dodgers pitchers have relinquished 134 home runs and also 451 runs (1st in baseball). They have walked 362 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.49 as a team for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.49 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.05. The Dodgers have a team earned run average of 2.83 for the year (1st in the league), and the staff has rung up 1,264 hitters.
The Dodgers relievers have accumulated a save rate of 68.5% and has come into the game in 139 save situations. The relievers have inherited 127 runners so far this season with 26.8% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. Dodgers bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 93 times in addition to having 114 appearances in high leverage situations. The Dodgers have dispatched 492 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season. The relief pitchers have a total of 83 holds on the season (8th in MLB). They have accumulated 37 saves on the campaign and have blown 17 of their 54 chances to get a save.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have notched a total of 3,833 putouts thus far, in addition to 1,183 assists and 67 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .987 which has them ranked 9th in the majors, and they have turned 107 double plays. The Dodgers have converted 73.3% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 11,499 innings, ranking them 1st in MLB.
Heaney (35-40 win-loss record in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.42 while going up against 2,928 hitters in the major leagues. He has given up 668 base knocks (8.7 hits per nine innings) and has 194 free passes. His ERA is 4.57 (351 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.247. Heaney has taken the ball for 691 innings and has earned 734 strikeouts in his career.
San Francisco has 160 home runs for the year as well as 598 runs batted in. They have hit 230 doubles, while taking a walk 510 times as well as scoring 626 runs. The San Francisco Giants have earned an on-base percentage of .314 in addition to a batting average of .231 this season. The Giants hold a team slugging percentage of .385 and they earn 4.35 runs per game (15th in the league). They have struck out on 1,290 occasions (5th in MLB) and are sitting with 1,103 hits.
The Giants have a team WHIP of 1.276 and have a FIP of 3.50 as a unit on the campaign. Their K/BB ratio is 3.12 (1,215 strikeouts vs 390 free passes). They come in at 22nd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 1,232. They have conceded 124 long balls and they yield 4.43 runs per 9 innings (19th in baseball). The San Francisco pitching staff have allowed 625 runs on the season while having an ERA of 3.87 (546 earned runs surrendered).
San Francisco has had relief pitchers enter the game in 53 save opportunities and they have recorded 33 saves. They sit at 17th in the league with a save percentage of 62.3%, and they have dispatched 503 bullpen pitchers onto the field so far this year. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 146 times in high leverage situations and also on 127 occasions with base runners. San Francisco relievers have an inherited score rate of 33.5% of 182 inherited base runners. With 125 save situations, the Giants have 69 holds and also 20 blown saves.
The San Francisco Giants have turned 109 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (26th in pro baseball). The Giants have recorded 1,375 assists, 90 errors and have earned a total of 3,813 putouts this year. In their 11,439 innings on the diamond, the Giants are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 67.6% (29th in professional baseball).
During his career, Cobb has allowed 1,105 base knocks while accumulating 949 punch outs in 1,139 innings. Cobb (69-66 mark in his career) has earned a 3.82 earned run average and has given up 8.7 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed a total of 484 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.265 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.8. His K/BB ratio is 2.82 and he has gone up against 4,780 batters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-205)
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