San Francisco Giants (6-9) vs Arizona Diamondbacks (11-4)Date : 04/19/2018
Time : 9:40 PM ET
Location : Chase Field
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks
The Giants will faceoff against the D-Backs for the second time this season. Both teams are coming off losses so this would be a great opportunity for both teams to rediscover their winning ways yet again, the Giants has lost 3 games in a row.
San Francisco Giants's Latest Performance :
The Giants will return to Chase Field after struggling last year with a record of 2-8. After dropping 3 games in a row the Giants are looking to bounce back and try to steal a game from the D-Backs.
Johnny Cueto is returning to the lineup after Beede has been sent back to the Minor to further on his development after allowing 5 runs and struck out 6. This alone lets us know how competitive the Majors are and how much talent you have to have to compete at this level.
Pitching for the Giants this year hasn’t been the best Josh Osich allowed two runs and three hits his ERA has gone up to 6.14.
The only bright spot to come out of this 3 games losing streak is Buster Posey a .313 average 9 hits 2 homers and 8 RBIs tieing with McCutchen. Posey went 6 for 10 with 3 RBIs earlier this season against the D-Back he is hoping to replicate his performance second time around.
Giants are allowing 3.08 runs making them ranked number 28th.
Pitching duties goes to Blach. Blach has improved markedly against the long ball. As if he knows he has no margin for error, he has allowed zero homers this year, compared to 17 last year.
Arizona Diamondbacks's Latest Performance :
The pitching of the D-Backs has been great with an average of 3.12 ERA placing them 5th in the Major Leagues. Leading the team in strikeouts for the D-Backs is Patrick Corbin with 29 with a 2.45 ERA.
Taijuan Walker is placed on the injured list after injuring his arm reliever Silvino Bracho will take his place. The D-Backs are looking to bounce back with a win against the Giants because they recently lost their 11 games regular winning streak against the Dodgers where Godley allowed 6 walks in that game. It was quite a different showing this time around because the last time Godley pitched he only allowed one run in 7 innings, this is the true definition of we all have good days and bad days.
The Dodgers will come into this Giants series with a mindset that they can sweep the series from the Giants after dropping just one game against them earlier this month.
Goldschmidt has finally rediscovered his baseball talents these last few games he has been on another level. Going for 5 for 12 with 2 homers and 5 RBIs in the span of three games, Goldschmidt owns a .278 average with 74 RBI’s in 118 career games against the Giants. He has 10 RBIs this season.
The D-Backs are ranked 9th in terms of batting at 5.13 runs per game.
Pitching for the D-Backs will be Zach Greinke. He overcame mid-back spasms in the first inning of his last start against the Dodgers. He managed to stay in the game and wound up allowing four runs on five hits over 6 1/3 innings to earn his first win of the season. He has 21 strikeouts this season.
How San Francisco Giants & Arizona Diamondbacks Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
D-Backs are 4-1 in their last 5 games against the Giants.
Giants are 1-4 in their last 5 games overall.
Against The Spread Selection: Arizona Diamondbacks
My reason for the pick :
Diamondbacks have won 3 of 4 games, and with Goldschmidt playing at another level. D-Backs scoring at least 7 runs in their last 3 of 4 games plus they are playing at home. They know how to beat this Giants team so nothing should take them by surprise.
D-Backs to win over the Giants.
Betting trends for San Francisco Giants:
- The Giants are 1-7 in their last 8 games in Arizona.
Betting trends for Arizona Diamondbacks:
- D-Backs are 5-1 in their last 6 home games.