In this NL West matchup, the Giants (58-49, 30-24 home) play host to the Diamondbacks (57-50, 29-22 away) at Oracle Park. Taking the mound for the Giants is Alex Cobb, while the Diamondbacks will go with Zac Gallen. Check out my pick for two of this San Francisco Giants and Arizona Diamondbacks matchup.
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS VS SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks -120
This game will be played at Oracle Park at 9:45 ET on Tuesday, August 1st.
WHY BET THE ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS:
- The Diamondbacks will be taking on a Giants club that is just 4-6 over their last ten games.
- Looking at the Diamondbacks’ last five games as the underdog, they are just 2-3.
- For the season, the Diamondbacks have gone 13-9 with Zac Gallen on the mound as the starter.
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS TRYING TO CLOSE GAP IN NL WEST
On a record of 57-50, the Diamondbacks come into today’s game 3rd in the NL West. When playing at home, they are 28-28 and 29-22 on the road. Arizona has played in 34 series thus far, and have gone 19-12-3.
Zac Gallen is having a successful season for the Diamondbacks, boasting an 11-5 record and 22 appearances. His ERA of 3.36, K/9 of 9.42, FIP of 3.15, and OBP of .266 all point to a strong performance from the right-hander in 2021.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are hoping for another strong performance from Zac Gallen, as he notched a quality start in his last outing. Despite Gallen going 6 1/3 innings and giving up only five runs, the D-Backs still fell to the St. Louis Cardinals 11-7.
This season, the Diamondbacks are 7th in the league at 4.9 runs per game. Over their last five games, they have a combined batting average of .236 (20th) leading to 3.4 runs per contest. Overall, they are generating 3.3 walks per game compared to 7 strikeouts. Arizona’s on-base percentage of .325 has them 7th in the MLB.
The Diamondbacks’ Ketel Marte is their leader in hits this season, boasting a .295 batting average. His slugging percentage stands at .512 and on-base percentage at .373 entering the game.
WILL THE SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
Entering game 108 of their season, the Giants are 2.5 games out in the NL West and are in 2nd place. So far, their overall series record stands at 16-16-2. San Francisco’s road winning percent is currently 52.8% (28-25) compared to 55.6% at home (30-24).
San Francisco’s Alex Cobb has a 6-3 record and an ERA of 2.97 this season. On the road, his ERA is 5.13, but it drops to 1.61 when pitching at home. His WHIP for the season is 1.35, with opposing teams batting .264 against him and slugging .379.
Alex Cobb did not earn a decision in the Giants’ 2-1 victory over the Athletics, but he still had a quality start. The right-hander held Oakland scoreless through six innings, surrendering just three hits in the process.
During their last five games, San Francisco is the 16th ranked offense in terms of batting average. In these games, they have hit a combined .242 and are averaging 4 runs per game. Across the entire season, the Giants are hitting .241 with an OBP of .317 while averaging 4.5 runs per contest. This figure puts them 14th in the league.
The San Francisco Giants have seen Wilmer Flores take the lead in home runs over their last ten games, with two long balls and a season-long total of 14. His overall batting average stands at an impressive .298.