San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 18 (8/18): MLB

San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 18 (8/18): MLB

Credit: photo by John Leyba-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 3:45 p.m. EST
Diamondbacks money line +122
Diamondbacks run line +1.5 (-175)
Giants money line -145
Giants run line -1.5 (+150)
Over / under 7.5

 

Key stats

  Arizona Diamondbacks San Francisco Giants
Record 54-63 59-58
Road / home record 22-34 34-28
Last 10 record 3-7 5-5
Streak W1 L1
Over / under record 51-60-5 55-53-7
Runs / game 4.26 4.54
Runs allowed / game 4.45 4.33

 

Preview

The Arizona Diamondbacks and the San Francisco Giants will play the 4th game of the series at the Oracle Park on Thursday. The Dbacks took the win 3-2 in the third game of the series and are now 7-4 against the Giants this season.

Arizona Diamondbacks

The Diamondbacks get here with a 54-63 record and have won 3 of their last 5 games. The team is averaging 4.26 runs per game and they're batting for .228 AVG, 498 runs scored in 877 hits and 130 home runs, ranking #17 in offense in the league behind the Cleveland Guardians. Christian Walker leads with 29 home runs and 69 RBI and Ketel Marte is batting for .261 AVG. 

Defensively they are allowing 4.45 runs per game and rank #21 in the league. Merrill Kelly leads the team with a 2.81 ERA and 122 strikeouts and 10 wins recorded.

Probable Pitcher:  Zac Gallen (8-2, 2.94 ERA)

Gallen will be on the mound in the 4th game of the series for the Diamondbacks. Gallen earned the win Saturday over the Rockies. He allowed two hits and one walk while striking out six over seven shutout innings. He has a 1-4 record with an ERA of 4.70 and 46 strikeouts in 9 appearances versus the Giants in his career.

San Francisco Giants

The Giants get here with a 59-58 record and have won 5 of their last 6 games. The team is averaging 4.54 runs per game and they're batting for .236 AVG, 531 runs scored in 918 hits and 137 home runs, ranking #8 in offense in the league behind the Philadelphia Phillies. Joc Pederson leads the team with 17 home runs and 46 RBI. Thairo Estrada is batting for an average of .268.

Defensively they are allowing 4.33 runs per game and rank #18 in the league. Carlos Rodon leads the pitching staff with a 2.89 ERA, 179 strikeouts and 11 wins recorded.

Probable Pitcher:  Logan Webb (11-5, 3.00 ERA)

Webb will be on the mound in the 4th game of the series for the Giants. Webb earned the win Saturday over the Pirates. He allowed five hits and two walks while striking out nine over eight shutout innings. He has a record of 3-1 with an ERA of 2.15 and 34 strikeouts in 5 appearances against the Diamondbacks in his career.

BETTING TRENDS

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 5 games on the road.

Arizona are 2-16 SU in their last 18 games when playing on the road against San Francisco.

San Francisco Giants are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco's last 7 games against Arizona.

San Francisco Giants are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home.

Prediction

The last 2 games of this series have been close ones and all points that we will see another close game as both are sending great starters to the mound. Zac Gallen will take the mound for the Dbacks who has been unhittable in his last 2 starts pitching 14 scoreless innings and the Dbacks have won in his last 5 starts. Logan Webb will get the ball for this game who pitched 6 scoreless innings the last time he faced the Dbacks. The under is cashing big time for the Dbacks on the road and with this pitching matchup the under seems like the best choice. 

PICK: Under 7.5 (-110)

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