Arizona Diamondbacks at San Francisco Giants Betting Preview

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The Arizona Diamondbacks will head west to AT&T Park to take on their divisional rival San Francisco Giants. Fox Sports Arizona will be airing the action and the game is scheduled to get going at 10:15 p.m. ET.

Arizona Diamondbacks at San Francisco Giants Odds

Arizona (-115) is favored over San Francisco (+105) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this night game at eight runs (-105 for the over and -115 for the under). Gamblers can also bet on the games spread with the runline odds sitting at +130 for the Diamondbacks -1.5 runs and -150 for the Giants +1.5.

The Diamondbacks have gone 31-27 SU this year and are 27-30 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 3.3 units for moneyline bettors, despite having lost 2.6 units ATS. Arizona has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the over has hit in four of those seven. The Giants, on the other hand, are 29-30 SU and 34-24 ATS. They’ve gained 2.8 units for moneyline bettors and 8.0 units ATS. San Francisco has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the under has hit in four of those seven.

Giants games have had an over/under record of 29-27-2 so far in 2018. Arizona has an over/under record of 26-29-2.

The right-handed Zack Godley is the projected starter for the visiting Diamondbacks. Godley is 5-4 with a 4.38 ERA and 59 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with nine strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA against San Francisco this year.

The Giants are sending lefty Derek Holland (3-6, 4.94 ERA) to the mound. Holland has 48 strikeouts and 24 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.32. Holland is 0-1 with eight strikeouts and a 3.00 ERA against Arizona this year.

Arizona’s pitchers have allowed 3.5 runs per game and its starters own a 3.77 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 9.25 K/9. The bullpen has an excellent ERA of just 2.48, along with a K/9 of 7.83.

Diamondbacks hitters have slashed .217/.297/.383 on their way to 4.0 runs scored per game this year, including 4.6 runs per game against divisional foes and 6.0 per game over the teams last five contests (4-1 SU).

Left fielder David Peralta and second baseman Ketel Marte continue to lead Arizona’s hitters. Peralta is hitting .267/.335/.465 with 10 home runs, 27 RBIs and 25 runs scored, while Marte is hitting .232 with three homers, 17 RBIs and 21 runs scored.

In the home-team dugout, San Francisco’s pitching staff has allowed 4.7 runs per game overall this year. The club’s starters have an ERA of 4.59, a WHIP of 1.37 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.1. The bullpen has a 4.12 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 8.4 K/9. In 30 divisional games, Giants starters have an ERA of 4.34 and the bullpens ERA is 3.86.

San Francisco’s offense has put up 4.1 runs per outing, including 3.9 per game against divisional foes and 4.6 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .303/.343/.473 over its last five games and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

The Giants hitters have been led by shortstop Brandon Crawford and first baseman Brandon Belt. Crawford is slashing .314/.353/.471 with six home runs, 24 RBIs and 24 runs scored, while Belt’s line is .307/.403/.547 with 11 homers, 31 RBIs and 32 runs.

The Giants have lost 5.0 units and are 19-17 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has hit in 15 of those games, compared to 19 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers.

Arizona Diamondbacks at San Francisco Giants Free MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Giants, ATS Winner – Giants, O/U – UNDER

Betting Trends

  • The Diamondbacks have won five of their last six games SU.
  • The Arizona defense has allowed five errors over the last 10 games, compared to 10 errors for San Francisco over its last 10.
  • The Diamondbacks have hit 18 home runs in their last 10 games, including 12 over their last five.