San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 5/4/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum SportsNet LA
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (+155) Los Angeles (-180)
Dodger Stadium is where the Los Angeles Dodgers (14-7) will attempt to defeat the San Francisco Giants (14-8) on Wednesday. The moneyline on this game has San Francisco at +155 and Los Angeles is at -180. The total is 7.5. The men taking the mound will be Alex Wood and Tony Gonsolin.
The Giants have hit 30 doubles as a unit and have knocked 24 balls out of the park. San Francisco has a slugging % of .379 and have struck out 196 times, while drawing a walk on 76 occasions. As a unit, the San Francisco Giants are compiling 5.0 runs per game, which is 1st in baseball. They have compiled 101 runs batted in and 174 hits over the course of the season, while their average at the plate is at .237. They have tallied 109 runs scored and hold an OBP of .315.
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The Giants have a team earned run average of 3.06 on the year (5th in baseball), and they have struck out 197 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 59 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 2.80 as a unit on the season. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.34 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.22. Giants pitchers have conceded 11 home runs and also 75 runs in total (6th in the league).
The Giants have sent 90 relievers to the mound on the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 27 base runners over the course of the season with 22.2% of those players earned a run for their team. They have earned 7 saves on the year and have not converted 2 of 9 save opportunities. The Giants relief pitchers have a save rate of 77.8% and has entered the game in 22 save situations. The bullpen have a total of 13 holds this year (15th in the league). Giants bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 20 times and also have had 24 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Giants have turned 67.2% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 1,776 innings, which has them sitting at 27th in pro baseball. The San Francisco Giants have accounted for 592 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 202 assists and 14 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .983 which puts them in 19th in the majors, and have a total of 19 double plays.
Wood has taken the hill for 1,009 innings and has accumulated 954 strikeouts in his MLB career. His ERA is 3.51 (394 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.227. He has conceded 951 hits (8.5 hits per 9 innings) with 288 free passes. Wood (65-49 win-loss record in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.52 while going up against 4,215 opposing batters in the major leagues.
Los Angeles has compiled 21 home runs on the season and 94 RBIs. They have put up 30 doubles, while getting a free base 82 times and notching 102 runs. The Los Angeles Dodgers have accounted for an on-base percentage of .321 and a batting average of .237 this year. The Dodgers hold a team slugging % of .384 and they score 4.86 runs per game (2nd in the league). They have been rung up on 170 occasions (26th in baseball) and have a total of 163 base hits.
The Dodgers hold a team WHIP of 0.945 in addition to having a FIP of 2.84 as a staff over the course of the season. They are currently ranked 1st in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 127. The Los Angeles pitching staff have allowed 55 runs on the year and come in with a team ERA of 2.33 (48 earned runs relinquished). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.06 (195 strikeouts vs 48 free passes). They have surrendered 13 dingers and they relinquish 2.67 runs per 9 innings (1st in MLB).
With 13 save situations, the Dodgers have tallied 7 holds and also 1 blown save. Los Angeles has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 6 save chances and they have walked away with 5 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 15 times in high leverage situations in addition to 14 occasions with base runners. Los Angeles relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 25.0% out of 20 inherited base runners. They rank 3rd in MLB holding a save percentage of 83.3%, and they have dispatched 72 relief pitchers onto the field for the year.
In 1,671 innings on the field, the Dodgers hold a efficiency on defense of 74.5% (1st in baseball). The Los Angeles Dodgers have turned 15 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .991 (4th in baseball). The Dodgers have racked up 174 assists, 7 errors and have amassed 557 putouts for the year.
In his career, Gonsolin has allowed 111 base knocks while he has tallied 161 punch outs in 159 innings. He has conceded 48 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.098 and a FIP of 3.6. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.52 and he has gone up against 649 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Gonsolin (11-5 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 2.71 earned run average and has conceded 6.3 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Francisco (+155)
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