San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks Free Pick 05/17/19

Date | AuthorBTB Staff

Last Updated: 2019-05-17

David Peralta and the Arizona Diamondbacks are set to host their division rival San Francisco Giants at Chase Field. The game gets underway 9:40 p.m. ET and Fox Sports Arizona will showcase the matchup.

San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Odds

Oddsmakers are listing Arizona (-125) as the favorite over San Francisco (+115). If you think the game’s total will go under 9 runs, bookmakers are currently offering -115 odds. Playing the over will give you -105 odds. This game currently has a runline of Giants +1.5 (-180) and Diamondbacks -1.5 (+160).

The Giants are 18-24 SU and are 17-25 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 2.8 units for moneyline gamblers through the early part of the year and 15.7 units ATS. The Diamondbacks, on the other hand, are 24-20 SU and 28-16 ATS. They’ve gained 6.5 units for moneyline bettors and 9.9 units ATS.

Diamondbacks games have had an over/under record of 23-19-2 so far in 2019. San Francisco has an over/under record of 21-19-2.

Jeff Samardzija is getting the start for the visiting Giants. The right-handed Samardzija is 2-1 with a 3.51 ERA and 34 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Diamondbacks this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Diamondbacks are turning to righty Merrill Kelly (3-4, 4.70 ERA), who’s got 36 strikeouts and 17 walks as well as a WHIP of 1.43. Kelly did not record any MLB pitching stats last season.

Arizona’s pitching staff has allowed 4.6 runs per game overall in 2019 as a unit. The team’s starters have an ERA of 3.88, a WHIP of 1.23 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.8. The bullpen has a 4.77 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 8.9 K/9. In 14 divisional games, Diamondbacks starters have an ERA of 5.49 and the bullpen’s ERA is 6.60.

The Arizona hitters have produced 5.2 runs per outing, including 6.1 per game against divisional foes and 5.8 per game over their last five. The team has hit .287/.344/.511 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

David Peralta has helped lead the Diamondbacks’ offense this season with six home runs, 28 RBIs and 25 runs scored.

For the visitors, San Francisco’s pitchers have allowed 4.8 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 5.20 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 8.66 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.53, along with a K/9 of 9.33.

The Giants offense has slashed .223/.288/.373 on its way to 3.9 runs scored per game this season, including 3.8 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).

Steven Duggar has led San Francisco’s offense so far and is hitting .252/.296/.368 with three home runs, 20 RBIs and 18 runs scored.

The Giants just got a 4-3 victory over the Blue Jays, while the Diamondbacks are coming off of an 11-1 win against the Pirates.

San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Diamondbacks, ATS Winner – Giants, O/U – OVER

Notes

Betting Trends

The over has hit in three of Arizona’s last seven games.

The Giants have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games. The Diamondbacks have hit 12 over their last 10.

The Giants have a team OPS of .661 this season and an OPS of .688 against right-handed pitchers. The Diamondbacks’ OPS sits at .787 overall and .750 versus righties.

The San Francisco defense has permitted eight errors over the last 10 games, compared to only two errors for Arizona over its last 10.

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