First place takes on last place in an NL West matchup between the Giants and Diamondbacks tonight. The 54-33 Giants will send out Jeff Samardzija (8-5, 3.97 ERA) in hopes of starting this series with a win over Patrick Corbin (4-6, 4.90 ERA) and a D’Backs team that is 2-8 in its last ten games.
- The Giants are 18-4 in their last 22 games against their division.
- The Diamondbacks are 8-3 in their last 11 games on the road.
- Arizona is 1-6 in its last 7 games against San Francisco.
This season has not gone according to plan for the D’Backs and lefty starter Patrick Corbin. That being said, Corbin has been pretty good on the road this year (4-1) and Arizona has been playing well away from home lately. The lefty has pitched two games vs the Giants this year and picked up two no-decisions while posting a 3.86 ERA.
Samardzija was one of the great off-season pitching acquisitions made by the Giants, the other being Johnny Cueto. The – Shark
has done his best work this year in night games. Under the lights, the big righty has posted a 3.59 ERA and a 7-3 record.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The San Francisco Giants were listed as -148 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 8 earlier at Bodog.
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computer prediction formulas pick a 4.5-4.1 win for the Giants on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Francisco Giants Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
54-33 San Francisco battles the Diamondbacks, currently with a 38-49 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Francisco vs Arizona injuries news.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the San Francisco Giants rated this week at No. 6 and the Arizona Diamondbacks sitting at No. 24.
On offense, it’s a battle between the San Francisco Giants and its No. 12-rated batting order, averaging 4.71 runs per nine innings, against the No. 14 line up of the Arizona Diamondbacks at 4.57 runs per outing.
San Francisco owns the No. 6 defense, allowing 4.71 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Arizona’s No. 27-rated defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Diamondbacks endured a 13-6 loss at the hands of the Padres on Wednesday, with S Miller throwing 5 innings of 7-hit ball at Chase Field.
San Francisco got the job done in their last match in a 5-1 victory over Colorado on Wednesday at AT&T Park behind starter J Cueto.
- Arizona is 1-10 ATS in its last 11 games
- Arizona is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona’s last 5 games
- Arizona is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- San Francisco is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
- San Francisco is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
- The total has gone OVER in 8 of San Francisco’s last 11 games
- San Francisco is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Arizona at San Francisco, Saturday, July 9th