San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks 8/2 Predictions and Previews

San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks 8/2 Predictions and Previews

San Francisco Giants (53-54) vs Arizona Diamondbacks (59-48)

Date : 08/02/2018
Time : 9:40PM
Location : Chase Field

Pick, Prediction, & Preview:

San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks

The San Francisco Giants visit the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday night for the start of a four-game series in the NL West at Chase Field. The last time these two teams clashed was at the end of June in Arizona for a three-game series that the Giants swept outscoring the Diamondbacks 18-7 in the process.

To kick off this divisional match-up, the Diamondbacks will start pitching ace Zack Greinke (12-5, 2.96 ERA) against Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner (3-4, 3.06 ERA)

San Francisco Giants's Latest Performance :

The San Francisco Giants are fortunately well ahead of the San Diego Padres and just five back from the third-place Colorado Rockies. They have managed to go 3-7 in their last ten, but are on a one-game streak going into their next series. Time is of the essence if the Giants want to make a run at a possible playoff birth. They have two teams sitting between them and the first place Dodgers with a third of the season to go. It’s now or never for the Giants.

Arizona Diamondbacks's Latest Performance :

The Arizona Diamondbacks have finally caught up to the Los Angeles Dodgers and are currently keeping pace at on a half game back. They have gone 6-4 in their last ten with a sweep of the San Diego Padres in that stretch. They also had some help from reliever Brad Boxberger who snagged his 25th save of the season. They’ll need all the help they can get to keep up and possibly move ahead of the Dodgers. Their current three-game win streak should give them some much-needed confidence.

How San Francisco Giants & Arizona Diamondbacks Matchup.

Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:

Arizona is 58-49 ATS overall

Arizona is 25-27 ATS at home and 33-22 ATS away

San Francisco is 57-50 ATS overall

San Francisco is 26-28 ATS at home and 31-22 away

In-Depth Analysis of each team:

The Giants have struggled with the Diamondbacks this season losing the first two series. They managed to bounce back and take the following two. This second to last series before they all head back to San Francisco for the final showdown is extremely important for both teams in the division. The Diamondbacks need this series as do the Giants. They are fairly evenly matched with the exception of pitching which favors Arizona.

Betting trends for San Francisco Giants:

  • San Francisco is 31-22 as away team

  • San Francisco is 27-22 in division games

  • San Francisco is 29-25 after a loss

Betting trends for Arizona Diamondbacks:

  • Arizona is 25-27 as home team

  • Arizona is 25-21 in division games

  • Arizona is 31-27 after a win


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