Free Pick: Dodgers vs. Giants 8/25/20

by | Aug 25, 2020 | mlb

Los Angeles Dodgers (22-8) vs. San Francisco Giants (14-16), 8/25/20

Time: 9:45 pm ET Tuesday, Aug. 25

Where: Oracle Park, San Francisco, CA

Listed Pitchers: Julio Urias (2-0, 2.74) vs. Johnny Cueto (2-0, 4.35)

TV: FS 1

Moneyline: Dodgers -200/Giants +180 (Intertops - Deposit $25 get $50 FREE!)

Over/Under: 9

The Dodgers own the best record in the National League while the Giants own a six-game winning streak, heading into the opener of a three-game NL West rivalry series in San Francisco Tuesday night. How are we playing this game with our free MLB pick?

MLB Betting Odds

Tuesday’s MLB betting odds opened LA and Urias at around -200 over San Fran and Cueto, with an over/under of nine runs. Both those figures were holding steady in the early betting action.

The Dodgers could also be found at around -130 giving the run and a half on the MLB run line.

Dodgers vs. Giants Set-Up

Los Angeles just swept three games at home from Colorado over the weekend, winning Sunday’s series finale 11-3. Just before that the Dodgers took three of four games from Seattle, and just before that they swept three games from the Angels.

Going back just a bit further Los Angeles is 11-1 over its last 12 games.

At 22-8 overall the Dodgers lead the NL West by four games over second-place San Diego, and they’re three games up on the Cubs in the battle for the best record in the National League.

San Francisco, meanwhile, just swept three games at home from Arizona over the weekend, winning Sunday 6-1. Just before that the Giants took the last three games of a four-game set with the Angels.

So San Francisco rides a six-game winning streak into Tuesday.

At 14-16 overall the Giants trail LA by eight games in the NL West but they’re also tied with the Mets for the No. 8 spot in the National League, which this season is good for a playoff berth.

The Dodgers lead the season series with the Giants four games to three.

Tuesday’s Starting Arms

Cueto is just 1/6 on quality starts this season but he’s been pretty good his last couple of times out. Last Wednesday he held the Angels to two runs and four hits through 5 2/3 innings, with eight strikeouts, in a 7-2 Giants win. And five days before that he held Oakland to two runs through seven innings, although San Francisco blew that game and lost 8-7.

On the season Cueto has allowed 16 runs – 15 earned – on 23 hits and 12 walks through 31 innings. The Giants are 3-3 with Cueto, with overs going 3-0-3.

Over two starts already this season against the Dodgers Cueto allowed five runs and seven hits through 9 2/3 innings. San Francisco split those two games.

Lefty Urias is 2/5 on quality starts this season. Last Wednesday he couldn’t get out of the second inning against Seattle, needing 52 pitches to get five outs, although all five outs were strikeouts, in a game LA eventually lost 6-4. But six days before that he held San Diego to two runs through 6 1/3 innings of an 11-2 Dodgers win.

On the season Urias has allowed seven runs on 22 hits and seven walks through 23 innings. Los Angeles is 3-2 with Urias, with overs going 3-1-1.

Over two starts already this season against the Giants Urias allowed two runs and eight hits through nine innings. The Dodgers split those two games.

Tuesday’s Batting Splits

Los Angeles is batting .265 against right-handed pitching this season, with a .341 team OBP and a ML-best .525 team slugging percentage. Numbers like those help this lineup rank among the top five in the Majors in this split.

San Francisco is batting .269/.352/.507 vs. left-handed pitching this season. The Giants have also scored at least five runs each of their last seven games.

The Bullpens

The Dodgers bullpen owns a ML-best 1.82 ERA this season and a ML-best 0.96 WHIP.

Near the other end of the spectrum the Giants pen owns a 5.68 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP.

MLB Betting Trends

  • The Dodgers are 11-3 on the road this season.
  • The Giants are 8-6 at home this season.
  • The Dodgers are 14-7 against right-handed starters this season.
  • The Giants are 7-5 vs. left-handed starters this season.

Totals Report

  • Unders are 15-12 in Dodgers games this season.
  • Overs are 15-10 in Giants games this season.
  • The totals are 2-2-3 in Dodgers-Giants games this season.
  • Overs are 9-3 in games played at Oracle Park this season, although that sounds like a trend due for a correction.

Free MLB Pick

We give the Dodgers short edges in the pitching match-up and in the splits with the sticks and a big edge in the bullpen comparison. So we like LA here. And in knowing the Dodgers will bat nine times we’ll give the run and a half against the run line. Bet this week’s MLB picks for free by taking advantage of a 100% REAL CASH bonus where you can deposit anywhere from $100 to $300 and get a dollar for dollar matching bonus! Find this great offer at MyBookie Sportsbook! (Must use bonus code PREDICT100)

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