San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Free Preview

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The Arizona Diamondbacks will square off against the San Francisco Giants at Chase Field. The first pitch is scheduled for 8:10 p.m. ET and Fox Sports Arizona is in line to broadcast the matchup.

San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Odds

San Francisco (+125) is the underdog to Arizona (-135) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this game at 8.5 runs (-110 for the over and -110 for the under). Runline odds sit at -170 for picking the Giants +1.5 runs and +150 for the Diamondbacks -1.5.

The Diamondbacks are 60-50 straight up (SU) and 56-54 against the spread (ATS). The team hasn’t moved the needle a whole lot for gamblers, gaining 4.6 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 6.4 units (ATS). Arizona has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven games and the over has hit in six of those seven. The Giants have gone 56-54 SU this year and are 62-48 ATS. In total, the teams accumulated 8.2 units for moneyline bettors and 13.4 units ATS. San Francisco’s covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the over has hit in four of those seven.

Diamondbacks games have a 52-53-5 over/under record in 2018. San Francisco has an over/under record of 51-55-4.

Andrew Suarez is getting the start for the Giants. The left-handed Suarez is 4-6 with a 4.11 ERA and 87 strikeouts. He’s 1-1 with 12 strikeouts and a 3.97 ERA against Arizona this year (two starts).

The Diamondbacks are sending righty Clay Buchholz (4-1, 2.65 ERA) to the mound. Buchholz has 43 strikeouts and 12 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.06. Buchholz is 0-0 with seven strikeouts and a 3.00 ERA in one start against San Francisco this year.

Arizona’s pitchers have yielded 3.9 runs per game overall this year as a unit. The clubs starters have an ERA of 3.99, a WHIP of 1.25 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.3. The bullpen has recorded a solid ERA of just 3.15, a WHIP of 1.20 and a K/9 of 7.9. In 47 games against divisional opponents, Diamondbacks starters have an ERA of 4.18 and the bullpens ERA is 3.98.

The Arizona offense is putting up 4.5 runs per outing, including 5.0 per game against divisional foes and 5.2 per game over its last five. The teams hit .295/.371/.466 over its last five games and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

First baseman Paul Goldschmidt and left fielder David Peralta have led the Diamondbacks offense this year. Goldschmidt is slashing .275/.382/.515 with 23 home runs, 59 RBIs and 68 runs scored, while Peralta is hitting .292 with 16 homers, 53 RBIs and 48 runs.

In the other dugout, San Francisco’s pitchers have allowed 4.3 runs per game and its starters own a 4.17 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 7.10 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.54, along with a K-per-9 of 8.74.

The Giants offense has slashed .251/.318/.393 on its way to 4.1 runs scored per game this season, including 3.9 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.0 per game over the teams last five contests (4-1 SU).

Shortstop Brandon Crawford and right fielder Andrew McCutchen continue to lead San Francisco’s offense. Crawford is slashing .282/.350/.434 with 10 home runs, 43 RBIs and 46 runs scored, while McCutchen (.257/.351/.411) is up to 11 homers, 44 RBIs and 53 runs scored.

The Giants have gained 7.8 units and are 39-27 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 28 of those games, compared to 35 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Diamondbacks have netted 1.3 units and are 18-22 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over has hit in 18 of those games, compared to 19 that went under the total.

San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has cashed in four of San Francisco’s last seven outings.
  • The Giants have hit eight home runs in their last 10 games, including six over their last five.
  • San Francisco has recorded 22.4 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 24.6 over its last five.