Los Angeles Dodgers @ San Francisco Giants Matchup Preview - August 3rd, 2022


Julio Urias (16th ranked SP via THE BAT) is projected to take the mound for Dodgers as they battle the Giants and Alex Cobb (23rd ranked SP) at Oracle Park. The quick scouting report on Urias: his main fastball is a four-seamer, which he uses 45.8% of the time. His primary out-pitch is a curveball (34.1%). Meanwhile, Cobb primarily throws a sinker (44.1%) and his most-used secondary offering is his changeup (42.4%). THE BAT X projects Urias for 2.0 earned runs and 6.0 strikeouts in this matchup. On the other side, Cobb is forecasted for 2.4 earned runs and 5.5 strikeouts.

Los Angeles Dodgers Insights

  • Julio Urias has a reverse platoon split and has the benefit of facing 7 opposite-handed batters in this game.

  • Austin Barnes's average exit velocity has declined lately; his 88.1-mph seasonal figure has fallen off to 70.6-mph over the past 7 days.

  • The Los Angeles Dodgers projected offense today (.321 projected wOBA according to THE BAT X) projects quite a bit worse than their .335 wOBA this year.

San Francisco Giants Insights

  • Alex Cobb's fastball velocity has increased 1.9 mph this season (94 mph) over where it was last year (92.1 mph).

  • Brandon Belt has been unlucky with his home runs this year; his 19.80 HR per 600 plate appearances mark is quite a bit lower than his 28.80 Expected HR/600 (based on THE BAT X's interpretation of Statcast data).

  • The San Francisco Giants bullpen profiles as the 4th-worst in Major League Baseball, according to THE BAT.

Betting Trends

  • The San Francisco Giants have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Total Over in 48 of their last 92 games (+10.95 Units / 11% ROI)

  • The Los Angeles Dodgers have hit the Run Line in 60 of their last 99 games (+18.05 Units / 15% ROI)

  • LaMonte Wade Jr has hit the Singles Under in 12 of his last 14 games (+8.30 Units / 32% ROI)