Matt Moore (8-10, 3.95 ERA) and Shelby Miller (2-9, 7.14 ERA) are on the hill in the second of a two-game series between the San Francisco Giants (71-60) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (56-76) at AT&T Park. The Diamondbacks won the last game 4-3, and Arizona leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 3:45 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Aug. 31 and can be seen on FSAZ and CSBA.
Moore pitched 8.2 innings in his most recent start, surrendering zero runs, striking out seven and walking three in a 4-0 win over the Dodgers. Miller went 5.0 innings, surrendering six runs, striking out five and walking one in a 13-6 defeat to the Padres in his last outing.
San Francisco is a -141 favorite against Arizona and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at eight runs. Though the Giants have had a tough season in terms of their overall money line (-330), they have done fairly well as a favorite with a record of 52-33. San Francisco has had an impressive season against division opponents, earning 25-11 and 32-20 records as the favorite and SU, respectively. The Giants have no trouble scoring as they rank fifth in the NL in home offense with 4.6 runs per game. The Giants are one of the best in the NL in terms of hits with an impressive 9.0 per game. San Francisco is one of the best in the NL in terms of walks, earning an average of 3.6 per game. Turning to the pitchers, the Giants are the fifth-best team in the league at limiting hits and walks to their opponents, recording a WHIP of 1.227 so far this season.
In the other locker room, Arizona is coming in with an overall money line of -2,046 and a disappointing record of 26-49 as the underdog. They have been on a bit of a dry streak over their last 10 games. They managed a 0-2 record when playing as the underdog. The Diamondbacks are an excellent base stealing team with 109 stolen bases, ranking third in the MLB.
The Giants lead the season series, 9-6. The Giants have a 24-16 record against left-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Miller takes the mound. Moore (LHP) will be on the hill against the Diamondbacks, who have an 18-16 record against left-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - SF, O/U - Over
The Giants hold a 32-21 record in matchups against NL West rivals, while the Diamondbacks currently sit at 22-31 in these games.
Arizona has won 40% (26-39) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, San Francisco has won 55% (26-21) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Diamondbacks managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Giants who are heading in with a 38-24 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Diamondbacks are 41-15. The Giants have a 52-15 record when outhitting opponents.
San Francisco and Arizona both rank in the top half of the league in runs. San Francisco sits at 15th with 589 runs this season and Arizona ranks 12th with 604.
Ranking 22nd, Arizona is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 373 this season. San Francisco ranks in the top five at fourth with 472.
The Giants are 47-28 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Diamondbacks are 46-40 when they hit at least one homer.