Remember when people pegged the Arizona Diamondbacks as a World Series darkhorse during the offseason? A rash of injuries and an underwhelming pitching staff has made those thoughts a distance memory, as the team enters a three-game set with the San Francisco Giants Friday. The D-Backs enter the series as losers of their past five games while allowing 8.2 runs per game in that span.
- Jake Lamb has batted .404 with five home runs and 15 RBIs in the past 13 games.
- The UNDER is 13-2 in the past 15 matchups between the D-Backs and the Giants.
- The D-Backs have lost their past five games at Chase Field.
Johnny Cueto is coming off one of his worst performance of the season, as the righty gave up eight hits and six earned runs against the Phillies this past Sunday. Cueto – who has led the Giants to a 14-2 record in his 16 starts this season – has a 2.42 ERA while only allowing 0.25 home runs per game.
Shelby Miller will be making his first start at Chase Field since returning from the DL and he will be looking to exorcise some demons as well. Miller is 0-5 with a 6.97 ERA in six starts at home this season
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The San Francisco Giants were listed as -168 favorites on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Friday over at Bodog.
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 8.2-4.9 result in favor of the Giants. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Arizona (36-45) will face the 50-31 Giants in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Arizona vs San Francisco injuries news.
According to MLB Power Rankings here, it’s the No. 18-ranked Arizona Diamondbacks and the No. 3-rated San Francisco Giants in this matchup.
At the plate, Arizona owns the No. 5 ranking for hits at 9.4 per game. By contrast, the San Francisco Giants are rated No. 9 in the same category at 9.07 per game.
Arizona owns the No. 26 defense, allowing 4.53 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with San Francisco’s No. 6-rated defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
San Francisco looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Athletics, a 12-6 final on Thursday in support of M Bumgarner at O.co Coliseum.
The Diamondbacks got to extra innings, but lost when they got there against Philadelphia on Wednesday; it was a 9-8 final at Chase Field in MLB wagering action.
- San Francisco is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
- San Francisco is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games
- San Francisco is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco’s last 5 games
- Arizona is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
- Arizona is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona’s last 7 games
- Arizona is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
San Francisco at Arizona, Saturday, July 2nd