The Giants (76-75, 33-43 away) and Diamondbacks (80-72, 42-35 home) square off in two of this NL West series. Merrill Kelly will take the mound for the Diamondbacks against Logan Webb for the Giants. See who I like to come out on top in this San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks showdown in Phoenix.
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS VS ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS BETTING PICK
The Pick: San Francisco Giants -104
This game will be played at Chase Field at 3:40 ET on Wednesday, September 20th.
WHY BET THE SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS:
- Coming into the game, the Diamondbacks have gone just 1-4 in their last five home games.
- Over their last five games as the favorite, the Diamondbacks are just 2-3 (straight-up).
- Merrill Kelly has struggled of late, coming in with an ERA of 5.16 over his last three starts.
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS SEEK TO IMPROVE THEIR ROAD RECORD
Heading into today’s game, the Giants are 3rd in the NL West on an overall record of 76-75. So far, they have played in 48 series, and are below .500 at 21-25-2. This season, the Giants are 43-32 at home and 33-43 on the road.
Giants starter Logan Webb has posted a 10-12 record in 31 appearances this season. His ERA stands at 3.31, with a K/9 of 8.19 and FIP of 3.22, while his OBP is .267.
Logan Webb delivered a quality start in his most recent game, hurling eight innings and allowing just one run. Unfortunately, the Giants were unable to capitalize on his strong showing and fell to the Rockies 3-2.
This season, the Giants are 21st in the league at 4.3 runs per game. Over their last five games, they have a combined batting average of .232 (20th) leading to 4.8 runs per contest. Overall, they are generating 3.3 walks per game compared to 9 strikeouts. San Francisco’s on-base percentage of .316 has them 14th in the MLB.
Thairo Estrada has been a consistent presence in the San Francisco lineup this season, boasting a .278 batting average and .424 slugging percentage. In the team’s last ten games, he has been especially impressive, leading the Giants in hits with a .383 average.
WILL THE ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
152 games into the season, the Diamondbacks have a record of 80-72, putting them 2nd in the NL West. This mark includes an overall series 26-19-4. At home, they are 42-35 compared to 38-37 on the road.
Merrill Kelly takes the mound for the Diamondbacks with an 11-7 record. He’s made 27 appearances this season, boasting a 3.45 ERA and 9.74 K/9 rate. His FIP stands at 3.81, while his OBP is .293.
Merrill Kelly was handed the loss after surrendering seven runs on six hits in his most recent start against the Mets. The Diamondbacks were unable to overcome the deficit, ultimately losing 11-1.
During their last ten games, Arizona is the 13th ranked offense in terms of batting average. In these games, they have hit a combined .247 and are averaging 4.2 runs per game. Across the entire season, the Diamondbacks are hitting .252 with an OBP of .323 while averaging 4.6 runs per contest. This figure puts them 14th in the league.
Christian Walker is the Diamondbacks’ top long-baller in 2023, with 30 home runs and 93 RBIs to his name. His slugging percentage currently stands at .489 for the season.