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David Peralta and the Arizona Diamondbacks will head west to face their divisional rival San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park. Fox Sports Arizona is in line to broadcast the action and the opening pitch is scheduled for 10:15 p.m. ET.

Arizona Diamondbacks at San Francisco Giants Odds

San Francisco (+120) is coming into this one as the underdog against Arizona (-130) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this one at 7.5 runs. The odds for betting on the game’s total stand at -115 for the under and -105 for the over. There’s a runline of Diamondbacks -1.5 (+115) and Giants +1.5 (-135) for this matchup.

The Giants are 21-28 straight up (SU) and 20-28 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 1.9 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 16.4 units ATS. San Francisco has a 3-4 ATS record over its last seven games and the under has cashed in five of those seven. The Diamondbacks have gone 25-25 SU this year and are 30-20 against the spread. In total, the team’s accumulated 1.5 units for moneyline gamblers in the season’s early going and 7.2 units ATS. Arizona is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven.

Neither squad has been an obvious over/under play this year. Giants games have a 23-23-2 over/under record thus far in 2019. The Diamondbacks have an over/under record of 24-24-2.

Robbie Ray will get the start for Arizona. The southpaw Ray is 3-1 with a 3.25 ERA and 67 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with six strikeouts and a 4.50 ERA against San Francisco this year.

The Giants will deploy lefty Drew Pomeranz (1-4, 5.66 ERA) to the mound. Pomeranz has 35 punchouts and 18 walks as well as a WHIP of 1.60. Pomeranz is 0-0 with two strikeouts and a 3.86 ERA in one start against Arizona this year.

Arizona’s pitching staff allowed 4.5 runs per game and its starters own a 3.98 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 8.75 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.42, along with a K-per-9 of 9.13.

Diamondbacks hitters have slashed .252/.320/.444 on their way to 4.9 runs scored per game this year, including 5.3 runs per game against divisional foes and 2.4 per game over the team’s last five outings (0-5 SU).

David Peralta and Eduardo Escobar have led Arizona’s hitters. Peralta is hitting .309/.357/.524 with seven home runs, 30 RBIs and 28 runs scored, while Escobar (.279/.344/.547) has produced 11 homers, 34 RBIs and 29 runs scored.

In the home-team dugout, San Francisco’s pitchers have given up 4.9 runs per game overall this year. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 4.96, a WHIP of 1.38 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.3. The bullpen has a 3.63 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 9.4 K/9. In 22 games against divisional opponents, Giants starters have an ERA of 3.69 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.30.

The San Francisco offense is putting up 3.8 runs per outing, including 3.8 per game against divisional foes and 2.8 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .168/.242/.260 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that span.

The Giants’ batters have been led by right fielder Steven Duggar and second baseman Joe Panik. Duggar is hitting .240/.286/.350 with three home runs, 22 RBIs and 19 runs scored, while Panik’s line sits at .257/.349/.358 with 38 hits, 15 RBIs and 17 runs scored.

The Diamondbacks have lost 0.8 units and are 9-10 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has cashed in 11 of those games, compared to six that’ve gone under against left-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Giants have lost 2.3 units and are 8-8 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in seven of those games, as opposed to eight which went under the total.

Diamondbacks vs. Giants MLB Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has cashed in only two of San Francisco’s last seven games.
  • The Giants have dropped three of their last four games SU.
  • San Francisco has posted 17.9 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 14.4 over its last five.
  • The Diamondbacks have hit 12 home runs in their last 10 games. The Giants have hit 11 over their last 10.
  • The Diamondbacks have a total OPS of .764 this season, including an OPS of .825 against left-handed pitchers. The Giants’ OPS sits at .651 overall and .624 against southpaws.