Arizona Diamondbacks at San Francisco Giants Free Pick

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The Arizona Diamondbacks will be facing off against their divisional rival San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. Fox Sports Arizona will broadcast the matchup and the game is scheduled to get underway at 3:45 p.m. ET.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Francisco Giants Odds

Vegas is listing Arizona (+120) as the underdog to San Francisco (-130). The total is sitting at 8 runs and bettors can take the over or the under for -110. You can also wager on the games spread with the runline odds standing at -175 for the Diamondbacks +1.5 runs and +155 for the Giants -1.5.

The Giants are 30-31 SU and 36-24 ATS. The teams gained 4.8 units for moneyline bettors and 10.7 units against the spread (ATS). San Francisco has covered the spread six times in its last seven games and the under has hit in four of those seven. The Diamondbacks are 32-28 SU and have gone 28-31 ATS. Overall, the teams accumulated 3.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline, but have lost 2.0 units ATS. Arizonahas covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the over has cashed in five of those seven.

Giants games have an over/under record of 30-28-2 so far in 2018. Arizona has an over/under record of 27-30-2.

Clay Buchholz will get the start for Arizona. The right-handed Buchholz is 1-1 with a 1.50 ERA and 14 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Giants this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Giants are turning to righty Chris Stratton (7-3, 4.50 ERA), who’s got 55 punchouts and 28 walks as well as a WHIP of 1.39. Stratton is 0-0 with eight strikeouts and a 1.29 ERA across one starts against Arizona this year.

Arizona’s pitchers have allowed 3.6 runs per game and its starters own a 3.87 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 9.26 K/9. The bullpen has an excellent ERA of just 2.57, along with a K-per-9 of 7.86.

Diamondbacks hitters have slashed .218/.297/.381 on their way to 3.9 runs scored per game this year, including 4.5 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.4 per game over the teams last five contests (4-1 SU).

Left fielder David Peralta and second baseman Ketel Marte have led Arizona’s offense. Peralta is slashing .262/.330/.452 with 10 home runs, 27 RBIs and 26 runs scored, while Marte has a .232 average with three homers, 19 RBIs and 22 runs scored.

In the other dugout, San Francisco’s pitchers have allowed 4.7 runs per game overall in 2018. The teams starters have a 4.56 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 7.1 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.05 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 8.5 K/9. In 32 games against NL West opponents, Giants starters have an ERA of 4.29 and the bullpens ERA is 3.75.

The San Francisco hitters are putting up 4.2 runs per outing, including 4.0 per game against divisional foes and 4.8 per game over their last five. The team has hit .284/.345/.469 over its last five games and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

Shortstop Brandon Crawford and first baseman Brandon Belt have paced the Giants hitters this year. Crawford is hitting .322/.371/.500 with seven home runs, 26 RBIs and 26 runs scored, and Belt’s line is .307/.403/.547 with 11 homers, 31 RBIs and 32 runs scored.

The Diamondbacks have lost 4.2 units and are 16-21 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in 15 of those games, compared to 22 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Giants have lost 3.0 units and are 21-17 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 16 of those games, compared to 20 which went under the total.

Arizona Diamondbacks at San Francisco Giants Free MLB Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • The Diamondbacks have won four of their last five games SU.
  • Arizona has recorded 19.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 21.4 over its last five.
  • The Diamondbacks have hit 15 home runs in their last 10 games, including nine over their last five.