Arizona Diamondbacks (29-27) vs San Francisco Giants (27-30)Date : 06/04/2018
Time : 10:15 PM ET
Location : AT&T Park
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Francisco Giants
The Giants will welcome the D-Backs to AT&T Park as the two teams will go head to head in a three-game series. This will be an NL West division showdown. The Giants are 3rd while the D-Backs are in 2nd. This will be their 3rd meeting this season between the two teams with the D-Backs having a 2-0 series lead over the Giants.
Arizona Diamondbacks 's Latest Performance :
The D-Backs have now closed the gap to a half-game for the top spot in the NL West division. The D-Backs offense is starting to come back alive after putting up 9 runs in the series opener against the Marlins. The 9 runs that the D-Backs put up 6 of them were home runs which tied their franchise record. The outburst was another sign that the D-Backs offense might be snapping out of the skid, they ended May going 8-19. With the way the D-Backs are playing, I see them carry over the momentum into the Giants series on the road, they are 12-14 when playing on the road this season.
Ketel Marte hit a pair of solo homers, after been slumping all through the first half of the season, I expect him to pick things up in the second half of the season. He only needs one game to break out of his slump, I expect that he will play well in the Giants series. He is slashing .222/.277/.343 with 3 homers and 15 RBIs. The D-Backs are building a winning culture once again the schedule was in their favor as their last two opponents were bad teams it gave a great opportunity for the D-Backs offense to pick things up again. In the last 4 games, the D-Back put up a total of 40 runs.
Pitching for the D-Backs will be Patrick Corbin was roughed up for eight hits and six runs over six innings Wednesday in the Diamondbacks’ loss to Cincinnati. He registered 10 strikeouts and also allowed one free pass. Corbin was handed an early 4-0 lead but it didn’t last long as Adam Duvall brought the Reds back with a game-tying grand slam in the fourth inning. He is 5-2 on the year with a 2.99 ERA on the season.
San Francisco Giants's Latest Performance :
The Giants are on a 6 game homestand as they will get ready to play the D-Backs. The Giants are only 3 games behind the D-Backs for the second spot in the NL West division. The Giants are a solid team when playing at home this season they are 15-10 this season. Coming into this series the Giants are ranked 22nd in batting with 234 runs scored this season and 23rd in pitching with a 4.53 ERA. Chris Stratton struck out seven in six shutout innings. The Giants are coming off a shutout win over the Phillies, the confidence in their batter will carry over into the series against the D-Backs.
Joe Panik went 2-for-3 with two walks in his return from the DL list. I expect him to be one of the key players that will show up in the series against the D-Backs. He will play a major role in the Giants season as well he is slashing .280/.346/.398 with 6 RBIs and 3 homers expect those numbers to double by the end of June. Panik might be the answer for the Giants offense. Going up against the D-Backs would be a tough challenge because they have finally rediscovered their offense after been struggling for a long time.
Pitching for the Giants will be Chris Stratton. He blanked the Phillies for six innings in the Giants’ 4-0 victory Friday. He had allowed 24 earned runs over 27 innings in his previous six starts. Tonight, he gave up just four hits, all of them singles. Overall, Stratton is 7-4 with a 4.50 ERA. He hopes to do the same when he plays the D-Backs.
How Arizona Diamondbacks & San Francisco Giants Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Giants are 5-2 in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Diamondbacks are 2-5 in their last 7 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
Against The Spread Selection: San Francisco Giants
My reason for the pick :
Chris Stratton will lead the Giants to another victory at home over the D-Backs as he will follow up his impressive shutout win in his last outing. As good as the D-Backs batters are right now they won’t be able to work their way around the pitches of Stratton. This match should go down to the wire.
Betting trends for Arizona Diamondbacks :
- Diamondbacks are 5-16 in their last 21 overall.
Betting trends for San Francisco Giants:
- Giants are 2-6 in their last 8 vs. a team with a winning record.