Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Francisco Giants Betting Preview

The San Francisco Giants are playing host to their division nemesis Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park. Fox Sports Arizona will televise the action and the first pitch will be at 3:45 p.m. ET.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Francisco Giants Odds

Arizona (+100) is entering this game as the underdog against San Francisco (-110) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this game at 7 runs (-120 for the over and +100 for the under). Bettors can also wager on the games spread with the current runline odds sitting at -210 for the Diamondbacks +1.5 runs and +175 for the Giants -1.5.

The Giants are 5-5 SU and 6-3 ATS. The teams gained 0.9 units for moneyline bettors and 3.5 units against the spread (ATS). San Francisco has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven. The Diamondbacks have gone 8-3 SU this year and are 6-4 ATS. Overall, the teams accumulated 6.7 units for bettors taking the moneyline over the early portions of the year and 2.0 units ATS. Arizona has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the under has hit in five of those seven.

San Francisco games have a 4-5 over/under record so far in 2018. The Diamondbacks have an over/under record of 4-6.

The Diamondbacks have gained 5.7 units and are 3-2 ATS when facing a -handed starting pitcher this year. The over has cashed in two of those games, compared to three that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Giants have netted 1.9 units and are 4-2 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over has cashed in three of those games, compared to three that went under the total.

San Francisco’s pitchers have yielded 3.4 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. Its starters have a 3.35 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 5.5 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 2.45 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 9.8 K/9. In eight games against NL West opponents, Giants starters have an ERA of 2.70 and the bullpens ERA is 3.03.

The San Francisco hitters are putting up 3.0 runs per contest, including 4.8 per game over their last five. The teams hit .272/.330/.402 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that span.

The Giants offense has been led by catcher Buster Posey and second baseman Joe Panik. Posey is slashing .375/.432/.531 with 12 hits, four RBIs and four runs scored, while Panik is batting .306 with 11 hits, three RBIs and six runs.

Posey performed well against lefty pitching at home in 2017, slashing .373/.471/.525 across 70 such plate appearances (his total season line was .320/.400/.462).

In the visiting dugout, Arizona’s pitching staff allowed 3.0 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.18 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 10.94 K/9. The bullpen has logged an excellent ERA of just 1.88, along with a K/9 of 8.69.

Diamondbacks hitters have slashed .232/.333/.384 on their way to 4.6 runs scored per game this season, including over the teams last five outings (3-2 SU).

Arizona’s offensive production been led by outfielders A.J. Pollock and David Peralta. Pollock is slashing .310/.388/.595 with 13 hits, nine RBIs and seven runs scored, while Peralta is hitting .316/.409/.500 with 12 hits, two homers, six RBIs and seven runs scored.

Arizona Diamondbacks at San Francisco Giants Free Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • The Giants went 7-12 SU against the Diamondbacks last season.
  • The Diamondbacks bullpen posted an ERA of 3.64 against the Giants last year.