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The streaking San Francisco Giants are searching for their fifth consecutive win as they play host to the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park. Fox Sports Arizona will be showing the matchup and the game gets underway at 10:15 p.m. ET.

Arizona Diamondbacks at San Francisco Giants Odds

San Francisco (+105) is coming into this one as the underdog against Arizona (-115) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this night game at 7.5 runs (-115 for the under and -105 for the over). You can also bet on the game’s spread with the runline odds sitting at +130 for the Diamondbacks -1.5 runs and -150 for the Giants +1.5.

The Giants are 67-67 straight up (SU) and 74-59 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 6.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 13.1 units (ATS). San Francisco has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. The Diamondbacks have gone 72-60 SU this year and are 65-66 ATS. In total, the team’s gained 2.5 units for moneyline bettors and 3.8 units ATS. Arizona’s covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven.

Giants games have an over/under record of 59-69-5 in 2018. Arizona has an over/under record of 60-65-6.

Zack Godley will get the start for Arizona. The right-handed Godley (13-7, 4.59 ERA) has racked up 157 punchouts in 147 innings so far. He’s 1-2 with 17 strikeouts and an 8.79 ERA against San Francisco this year (three starts).

The Giants will send Dereck Rodriguez (6-1, 2.30 ERA) to the mound. Rodriguez has 69 strikeouts and 22 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.00. Rodriguez is 1-0 with five strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA in one start against Arizona this year.

As a unit, San Francisco’s pitching staff has allowed 4.3 runs per game overall in 2018. The club’s starters have an ERA of 3.99, a WHIP of 1.33 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.2. The bullpen has a 3.62 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 8.6 K/9. In 60 games against divisional foes, Giants starters have an ERA of 3.68 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.11.

The San Francisco hitters are putting up 3.9 runs per contest, including 3.7 per game against divisional foes and 3.4 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .219/.305/.335 over its last five games and is 4-1 SU during that span.

The Giants’ batters have been led by right fielder Andrew McCutchen and shortstop Brandon Crawford. McCutchen is hitting .255/.358/.416 with 15 home runs, 54 RBIs, 65 runs and 13 steals, and Crawford is hitting .262 with 12 homers, 49 RBIs and 55 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Arizona’s pitchers have allowed 3.8 runs per game and its starters own a 3.79 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 9.29 K/9. The bullpen has managed a solid ERA of just 3.13, along with a K/9 of 7.99.

The Diamondbacks offense has slashed .240/.318/.403 on its way to 4.4 runs scored per game this season, including 4.9 runs per game against divisional foes and 2.2 per game over the team’s last five outings (1-4 SU).

First baseman Paul Goldschmidt and left fielder David Peralta continue to lead Arizona’s hitters. Goldschmidt is slashing .292/.396/.546 with 30 home runs, 76 RBIs and 82 runs scored, while Peralta (.303/.360/.538) is up to 25 homers, 71 RBIs and 65 runs scored.

The Giants have gained 2.1 units and are 45-35 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 34 of those games, as opposed to 43 that’ve hit the under against righty starters.

Arizona Diamondbacks at San Francisco Giants MLB Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has hit in three of San Francisco’s last seven games.
  • The Diamondbacks have hit 10 home runs in their last 10 games. The Giants have hit seven over their last 10.
  • Arizona has averaged 21.8 runs + hits + errors over its last 10 outings and 16.2 over its last five.
  • The Diamondbacks have dropped four of their last five games SU.