Tim Hudson (0-1, 2.02 ERA) and Jeremy Hellickson (0-2, 6.55 ERA) start in the last of a four-game series between the San Francisco Giants (4-9) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (6-6) at AT&T Park. The Giants won the last game 4-1 and Arizona leads the series 2-1. Action begins at 4:05 p.m. ET on Sunday, Apr. 19 and can be seen on FSN-AZ and CSN-BAY.
Hudson is 9-1 with a 2.01 ERA in his appearances against the Diamondbacks, but goes up against a quality Arizona offense which is batting .255 this season. When pitching against the Giants, Hellickson is 0-1 with a 6.23 ERA, 2.54 WHIP, and two strikeouts. Jake Lamb (.414, 4 Rs, 1 HR, 9 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 4 yesterday.
San Francisco is a -148 favorite against Arizona and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at seven runs. The Giants have recorded an overall money line of -754 and have shown a weak performance as a favorite this season with a record of 1-5. San Francisco has gone winless in its last 10 as the favorite. San Francisco's batters do not strike out very often, with only 7.1 per game.
In games where it is the underdog, Arizona has a 5-4 record and an overall money line of +300. They are 5-4 as the underdog against teams in their division, and 6-5 SU. Offensively, they average 4.9 runs per game, which is good for second in the NL. The Diamondbacks are tough outs for opponents, ranking fourth in the NL with 9.3 hits per game. Arizona's pitching staff is one of the top in the NL at pitching on the road, with a 3.52 ERA.
The Giants have a winless 0-4 record at home (3-8 overall) against right-handed starting pitchers, which is what they'll be facing when Hellickson takes the mound. Hudson (RHP) will be on the hill against the Diamondbacks, who have a 3-4 record against right-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - ARI, O/U - Over
The Diamondbacks hold a split 6-6 record against NL West teams, but the Giants are 4-9 in such matchups.
The Diamondbacks are 2-0 in games that go into extra innings. Meanwhile, the Giants are 1-1 in such matchups.
Having scored one run in their last game, the Diamondbacks are going to have to up their game if they want to win this matchup. The Giants have a 2-1 record in games where opponents scored that many runs or fewer.
When they outhit their opponents, the Giants are 3-2. The Diamondbacks have a 3-0 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 23rd in runs, San Francisco has earned 36 this season. Arizona ranks eighth with 55 runs.
Ranking 13th, Arizona is in the top half of the league in walks, notching 35 this season. San Francisco ranks in the top five at fifth with 42.
The Giants are 2-5 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Diamondbacks are 4-2 when they hit at least one homer.