The Arizona Diamondbacks will head east to take on their divisional rival San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. Fox Sports Arizona will televise the matchup and the game is scheduled to get going at 10:15 p.m. ET.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Francisco Giants Odds
Vegas is listing San Francisco (-130) as the favorite over Arizona (+110). Gamblers can wager on the games total with odds sitting at -125 for over eight runs and +105 for under eight. The games runline odds stand at -135 for taking the Diamondbacks -1.5 runs and +125 for the Giants +1.5.
The Giants are 4-4 SU and 4-3 ATS. The team has gained 3.0 units for moneyline bettors and 1.3 units against the spread (ATS). The Diamondbacks are 7-2 SU and have gone 5-3 ATS. Overall, the teams accumulated 4.2 units for moneyline bettors this year and 2.0 units ATS.
Giants games have an over/under record of 4-3 so far in 2018. The Diamondbacks have an over/under record of 4-4.
The Diamondbacks have gained 4.7 units and are 3-1 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has hit in two of those games, compared to two that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Giants have netted 0.0 units and are 1-1 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in one of those games, compared to one which went under the total.
Zack Godley (1-0, 1.29 ERA) will get the start for Arizona. The right-handed Godley recorded 165 strikeouts across 155 innings last year with only 53 walks while finishing the season 8-9 overall with a 3.37 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP.
The Giants will put the ball in the hands of lefty Derek Holland (0-1, 5.40 ERA), who started 26 games last year while finishing the season 7-14 overall with a 6.20 ERA and a 1.71 WHIP.
As a unit, San Francisco’s pitching staff has allowed 3.5 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starting pitching staff has a 3.30 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 4.5 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 2.51 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 9.7 K/9. In six games against divisional opponents, Giants starters have an ERA of 2.43 and the bullpens ERA is 3.28.
The San Francisco offense is putting up 3.0 runs per contest, including 4.4 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .275/.318/.444 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.
The Giants batters have been led by second baseman Joe Panik and catcher Buster Posey. Panik is slashing .344/.400/.625 with 11 hits, three RBIs and six runs scored, and Posey’s line is .308/.400/.500 with eight hits, three RBIs and four runs.
Panik didn’t do as well hitting at home last year, slashing .249/.310/.326 over 258 plate appearances (compared to his overall season line of .288/.349/.421).
In the other dugout, Arizona’s pitching staff allowed 3.0 runs per game and its starters own a 3.42 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 10.42 K/9. The bullpen has logged an excellent ERA of just 1.62, along with a WHIP of 1.16 and a K-per-9 of 8.37.
The Diamondbacks offense has slashed .244/.344/.399 on its way to 5.0 runs scored per game this year, including over the teams last five contests (4-1 SU).
A.J. Pollock and Chris Owings have led Arizona’s hitters. Pollock is hitting .343/.425/.657 with 12 hits, six RBIs and seven runs scored, while Owings is hitting .423/.483/.615 with 11 hits, six RBIs and eight runs scored.
Compared to his total season slash line of .268/.333/.475, Pollock did not seem to enjoy hitting against lefties on the road in 2017, maintaining a slash line of .192/.253/.356 across 79 such plate appearances.
Arizona Diamondbacks at San Francisco Giants Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Diamondbacks, ATS Winner – Diamondbacks, O/U – OVER
- The Diamondbacks went 12-7 SU against the Giants in 2017.
- The Diamondbacks have won five of their last six games SU.
- The Giants bullpen recorded 4.33 ERA against the Diamondbacks last year.