San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Free Preview

Jonathan GarosBaseball, MLB

The San Francisco Giants will head east to play their NL West foe Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. The game gets underway 9:40 p.m. ET and Fox Sports Arizona will be showing the matchup.

San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Odds

San Francisco (+165) is the underdog to Arizona (-175) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this game at eight runs. The odds for betting on the game’s total stand at -125 for the over and +105 for the under. You can also bet on the game’s spread with the runline odds standing at -135 for the Giants +1.5 runs and +115 for the Diamondbacks -1.5.

The Diamondbacks are 58-48 straight up (SU) and 56-53 against the spread (ATS). The team has gained 6.3 units for moneyline bettors and 7.4 units (ATS). The Giants are 52-54 SU and have gone 61-48 ATS. In total, the team’s gained 6.7 units for moneyline bettors and 12.4 units ATS.

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

Johnny Cueto will get the nod for the visiting Giants. The right-handed Cueto (3-2, 3.23 ERA) has racked up 38 strikeouts in 53 innings so far. He’s 0-0 with 11 strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA against Arizona this year.

The Diamondbacks are going with lefty Patrick Corbin (7-4, 3.19 ERA), who’s got 166 strikeouts and 37 walks to his credit, as well as a WHIP of 1.05. Corbin is 2-0 with 29 strikeouts and a 1.69 ERA over four starts against San Francisco this year.

San Francisco’s pitchers have 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 managed an ERA of 3.63, along with a WHIP of 1.34 and 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 this year, including 3.8 runs per game against divisional foes and 2.6 per game over the team’s last five contests (1-4 SU).

Shortstop Brandon Crawford and right fielder Andrew McCutchen continue to lead San Francisco’s hitters. Crawford is hitting .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 stolen bases.

In the home-team dugout, Arizona’s pitching staff has yielded 3.9 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starters have an ERA of 4.02, a WHIP of 1.26 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.3. The bullpen has recorded 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 produced 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 a slash-line of .292/.370/.427 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that span.

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

The Giants have gained 0.5 units and are 23-21 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in 23 of those games, compared to 20 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Diamondbacks have netted 3.4 units and are 38-32 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has cashed in 34 of those games, compared to 34 that went under.

San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Free MLB Tip

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

Betting Notes,

  • The under has cashed in three of San Francisco’s last seven games.
  • The Giants have dropped six of their last seven games SU.
  • Arizona has posted 24.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 26.2 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.