San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Matchup

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The San Francisco Giants will face their divisional rival Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Fox Sports Arizona will be airing the action and the game is scheduled to get underway at 9:40 p.m. ET.

San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Odds

Arizona (-160) is favored over San Francisco (+150) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this game at 8.5 runs. Odds for betting on the game’s total stand at -125 for the under and +105 for the over. Gamblers can also bet on the game’s runline with the current odds sitting at -145 for the Giants +1.5 runs and +125 for the Diamondbacks -1.5.

The Diamondbacks are 12-5 SU and 9-7 ATS. They’ve gained 9.5 units for moneyline bettors and 2.2 units against the spread (ATS). The Giants are 7-10 SU and have gone 10-6 ATS. Overall, the team’s lost 2.1 units for moneyline gamblers over the early portions of the year, but have gained 3.3 units ATS.

Diamondbacks games have an over/under record of 9-7 so far in 2018. San Francisco has an over/under record of 8-8.

Southpaw Ty Blach is projected to start for the visiting Giants. Blach is 1-2 with a 4.43 ERA and nine strikeouts. He has yet to face the Diamondbacks this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (0-1, 9.00 ERA and two strikeouts across seven innings).

The Diamondbacks are planning to start righty Zack Greinke (1-1, 5.29 ERA), who’s got 21 strikeouts and one walks, as well as a 1.18 WHIP. Greinke made three starts against the team in 2017, compiling a spotless 2-0 record in 2017, posting a spotless 2-0 record with a 1.83 ERA and 16 strikeouts.

As a unit, Arizona’s pitching staff has given up 3.2 runs per game overall this season. The team’s starters have an ERA of 3.53, a WHIP of 1.15 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 10.7. The bullpen has a solid ERA of just 2.09, a WHIP of 1.08 and a K/9 of 8.7. In 14 games against divisional opponents, Diamondbacks starters have an ERA of 3.49 and the bullpen’s ERA is 2.45.

The Arizona offense is putting up 4.8 runs per outing, including 5.1 per game against divisional foes and 4.6 per game over its last five. The team has hit .219/.267/.432 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that span.

The Diamondbacks’ batters have been led by left fielder David Peralta and first baseman Paul Goldschmidt. Peralta is hitting .356/.433/.542 with 21 hits, eight RBIs and 11 runs scored, while Goldschmidt’s line sits at .250/.400/.550 with four homers, 10 RBIs and 14 runs.

Peralta didn’t perform very well against lefty pitching at home last season, slashing .260/.325/.315 in 80 such plate appearances (compared to his total season line of .294/.352/.445).

In the other dugout, San Francisco’s pitchers have allowed 3.8 runs per game and its starters own a 3.47 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 7.33 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.56, along with a WHIP of 1.14 and a K/9 of 9.64.

Giants hitters have slashed .234/.295/.351 on their way to 2.9 runs scored per game this season, including 2.4 runs per game against divisional foes and 2.0 per game over the team’s last five contests (1-4 SU).

San Francisco’s offense has been powered by second baseman Joe Panik and catcher Buster Posey. Panik is slashing .293/.369/.483 with 17 hits, four RBIs and eight runs scored, while Posey is slashing .291/.355/.455 with 16 hits, two homers, eight RBIs and six runs scored.

Compared to his overall season slash line of .288/.349/.421, Panik performed well against right-handed pitchers on the road last season, maintaining a slash line of .294/.353/.524 across 207 such plate appearances.

The Giants have lost 1.1 units and are 3-2 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in one of those games, compared to four that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Diamondbacks have netted 7.3 units and are 5-3 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in five of those games, as opposed to three which went under the total.

San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • The over has cashed in four of San Francisco’s last seven games.
  • San Francisco has posted 17.3 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 16.4 over its last five.
  • The Giants have hit five home runs in their last 10 games, including four over their last five.