San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks Free Preview

Jonathan GarosBaseball, MLB

The San Francisco Giants will head east to Chase Field to play their division rival Arizona Diamondbacks. The matchup will get going at 9:40 p.m. ET and Fox Sports Arizona is in line to showcase the game.

San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Odds

Vegas has listed San Francisco (+140) as the underdog to Arizona (-150). Bettors can gamble on the game’s total with odds sitting at +110 for over 7.5 runs and -130 for under 7.5. The game’s current runline odds stand at -155 for taking the Giants +1.5 runs and +135 for the Diamondbacks -1.5.

The Giants are 52-54 SU and have gone 61-48 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 6.7 units for moneyline gamblers and 12.4 units ATS. San Francisco has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in three of those seven. The Diamondbacks, on the other hand, are 58-48 SU and 56-53 ATS. The team has gained 6.3 units for moneyline bettors and 7.4 units ATS. Arizona has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven games and the over has hit in five of those seven.

Arizona games have an over/under record of 51-53-5 in 2018. San Francisco has an over/under record of 50-55-4.

The southpaw Madison Bumgarner is projected to start for the visiting Giants. Bumgarner is 3-4 with a 3.06 ERA and 51 strikeouts. He’s 0-1 with three strikeouts and a 3.00 ERA against Arizona this year.

The Diamondbacks will send righty Zack Greinke (12-5, 2.96 ERA) to the mound. Greinke has 143 strikeouts and 24 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.05. Greinke is 1-0 with two strikeouts and a 1.29 ERA in one start against San Francisco this year.

San Francisco’s pitching staff allowed 4.3 runs per game and its starters own a 4.21 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 7.06 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.63, along with a K-per-9 of 8.70.

The Giants offense has slashed .249/.315/.391 on its way to 4.0 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.8 runs per game against divisional foes and 2.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (1-4 SU).

Shortstop Brandon Crawford and right fielder Andrew McCutchen continue to lead San Francisco’s offense. Crawford is slashing .283/.353/.444 with 10 home runs, 42 RBIs and 44 runs scored, while McCutchen has a .253 average with 10 homers, 43 RBIs, 51 runs and nine steals.

In the home-team dugout, Arizona’s pitchers have allowed 3.9 runs per game overall in 2018. The team’s starting pitching staff has an ERA of 4.02, a WHIP of 1.26 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.3. The bullpen has posted a solid ERA of just 2.98, a WHIP of 1.17 and a K/9 of 7.8. In 45 divisional games, Diamondbacks starters have an ERA of 4.19 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.81.

The Arizona offense has put up 4.5 runs per outing, including 5.1 per game against divisional foes and 5.4 per game over its last five. The team has hit .292/.370/.427 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

The Diamondbacks’ batters have been led by first baseman Paul Goldschmidt and outfielder David Peralta. Goldschmidt is slashing .277/.384/.517 with 22 home runs, 56 RBIs and 66 runs scored, while Peralta’s line is .286/.345/.488 with 16 homers, 53 RBIs and 48 runs.

The Giants have gained 6.2 units and are 38-27 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in 27 of those games, compared to 35 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Diamondbacks have netted 2.9 units and are 18-21 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 17 of those games, as opposed to 19 that’ve cashed the under.

San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction

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

Betting Trends,

  • San Francisco has tallied 13 extra-base hits over its last five games. Arizona has 17 XBH over its last five.
  • The Giants have lost six of their last seven games SU.
  • San Francisco has posted 18.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 17.4 over its last five.
  • The Giants have hit seven home runs in their last 10 games. The Diamondbacks have hit five over their last 10.