Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Francisco Giants Free Preview

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The Arizona Diamondbacks are ready to face their NL West rival San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. Fox Sports Arizona will be airing the action and the game gets underway at 10:15 p.m. ET.

Arizona Diamondbacks at San Francisco Giants Odds

Oddsmakers have listed Arizona (+130) as the underdog to San Francisco (-140). Bettors are able to gamble on the games total with odds posted at -110 for over 7 runs and -110 for under 7. You can also wager on the games spread with the current runline odds coming in at Diamondbacks +1.5 runs (-170) and Giants -1.5 runs (+150).

The Giants are 30-30 SU and 35-24 ATS. They’ve gained 3.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 9.7 units against the spread (ATS). San Francisco has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. The Diamondbacks are 31-28 SU and have gone 28-30 ATS. Overall, the teams gained 4.3 units for gamblers taking the moneyline, but have lost 1.1 units ATS. Arizona’s covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the over has cashed in four of those seven.

Giants games have a 29-28-2 over/under record so far in 2018. Diamondbacks games have gone under 30 times, gone over 26 times and pushed on two instances.

Southpaw Patrick Corbin is getting the nod for the visiting Diamondbacks. Corbin is 5-2 with a 2.99 ERA and 98 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with 17 strikeouts and a 1.88 ERA against San Francisco this year (three starts).

The Giants will put the ball in the left hand of Madison Bumgarner (0-0, ERA), who has zero punchouts and zero walks this season as well as a WHIP. Bumgarner hasn’t faced the Diamondbacks yet this year and did not record a start against them in 2017.

Arizona’s pitching staff allowed 3.6 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.92 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 9.24 K/9. The bullpen has an outstanding ERA of just 2.56, along with a WHIP of 1.23 and a K/9 of 7.87.

Diamondbacks hitters have slashed .217/.297/.381 on their way to 3.9 runs scored per game this season, including 4.6 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.6 per game over the teams last five outings (3-2 SU).

Arizona’s hitters have been led by outfielder David Peralta and second baseman Ketel Marte. Peralta is slashing .263/.333/.459 with 10 home runs, 27 RBIs and 26 runs scored, while Marte (.232/.287/.377) is up to three homers, 19 RBIs and 21 runs scored.

For the home team, San Francisco’s pitching staff has given up 4.7 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starters have an ERA of 4.59, a WHIP of 1.37 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.1. The bullpen has a 4.06 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 8.5 K/9. In 31 divisional games, Giants starters have an ERA of 4.34 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.77.

The San Francisco hitters have put up 4.2 runs per outing, including 4.1 per game against divisional foes and 5.8 per game over their last five. The teams hit .301/.356/.491 over its last five contests and is 5-0 SU during that span.

The Giants batters have been led by shortstop Brandon Crawford and first baseman Brandon Belt. Crawford is slashing .320/.364/.495 with seven home runs, 25 RBIs and 26 runs scored, while Belt’s line is .307/.403/.547 with 11 homers, 31 RBIs and 32 runs.

The Diamondbacks have gained 8.5 units and are 12-9 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has cashed in 11 of those games, compared to eight that’ve gone under against lefties. On the other hand, the Giants have netted 7.8 units and are 15-7 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The overs hit in 14 of those games, as opposed to eight that’ve gone under.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • Arizona has posted 20.3 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 22.8 over its last five.
  • The Diamondbacks have hit 16 home runs in their last 10 games, including 11 over their last five.