San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 16 (8/16): MLB

San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 16 (8/16): MLB

Credit: photo by  Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 9:45 p.m. EST
Diamondbacks money line +105
Diamondbacks run line +1.5 (-210)
Giants money line -125
Giants run line -1.5 (+175)
Over / under 7.5

 

Key stats

  Arizona Diamondbacks San Francisco Giants
Record 53-62 58-57
Road / home record 21-33 32-27
Last 10 record 3-7 5-5
Streak L3 W2
Over / under record 50-57-7 54-51-7
Runs / game 3.62 4.56
Runs allowed / game 4.97 4.43

 

Preview

The Arizona Diamondbacks and the San Francisco Giants will play the 2nd game of the series at the Oracle Park on Sunday. The Giants took the win 6-1 in the firdt game of the series and are now 4-1 against the Diamondbacks this season.

Arizona Diamondbacks

The Diamondbacks get here with a 53-62 record and have won 3 of their last 5 games. The team is averaging 4.25 runs per game and they're batting for .227 AVG, 455 runs scored in 800 hits and 123 home runs, ranking #19 in offense in the league behind the Cincinnati Reds. Christian Walker leads with 26 home runs and 61 RBI and Ketel Marte is batting for .261 AVG. 

Defensively they are allowing 4.57 runs per game and rank #23 in the league. Merrill Kelly leads the team with a 2.86 ERA and 109 strikeouts and 10 wins recorded.

Probable Pitcher:  Merrill Kelly (10-5, 2.81 ERA)

Kelly will be on the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the Diamondbacks. Kelly took the loss during Tuesday's 6-4 defeat at the hands of the Diamondbacks, allowing two runs on five hits and three walks with two strikeouts in 4.2 innings. He has given up 2 runs on 4 hits with 5 walks and 2 strikeouts in 4.1 innings versus the Giants in his career. He has been charged with the loss.

San Francisco Giants

The Giants get here with a 58-57 record and have won 5 of their last 7 games. The team is averaging 4.56 runs per game and they're batting for .235 AVG, 506 runs scored in 870 hits and 129 home runs, ranking #9 in offense in the league behind the Milwaukee Brewers. Joc Pederson leads the team with 17 home runs and 45 RBI. Thairo Estrada is batting for an average of .268.

Defensively they are allowing 4.43 runs per game and rank #19 in the league. Carlos Rodon leads the pitching staff with a 2.95 ERA, 161 strikeouts and 10 wins recorded.

Probable Pitcher:  Jakob Junis (4-3 3.53 ERA)

Junis will be on the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the Giants. Junis yielded three hits over 6.1 shutout innings, striking out five and earning a win over the Padres on Monday. He is 6-3 with an ERA of 3.13 and 69 strikeouts in 13 appearances versus the Diamondbacks in his career.

BETTING TRENDS

Arizona Diamondbacks are 2-9 SU in their last 11 games on the road.

The total has gone OVER in 8 of Arizona's last 10 games against an opponent in the National League.

San Francisco Giants are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games at home.

San Francisco are 6-14 SU in their last 20 games against an opponent in the National League.

Prediction

The Diamondbacks continue to struggle and have lost 7 of their last 9 games and have been awful on the road with a 21-40 record. For this game they'll send Merrill Kelly to the mound who has been solid in his last 2 starts and has dominated the Gianst this season. The Giants have won 5 of their last 7 games and will try to sweep the Diamondbacks by sending Jakob Junis to the mound who was pounded in his last start but allowed only 1 run the last time he faced the Dbacks. This should be a close game as both pitchers will be dominant on the mound. Take the under.

PICK: Under 7.5 (-115)

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