Arizona Diamondbacks at San Francisco Giants 4/9/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, April 9, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Godley vs. Derek Holland
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit AT&T Park on Monday, April 9, 2018 to play the San Francisco Giants. The probable starters are Zack Godley for the Diamondbacks and Derek Holland for the Giants.
The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at -140 and San Francisco at +130. The Diamondbacks have a 4-4-0 over/under record and a 5-3-0 run line mark. The Giants are 4-3-0 against the run line and have a 4-3-0 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 4-4-0 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 5-3-0 against the run line
Important San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 4-3-0 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 4-3-0 against the run line
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
04/07/18 SS Nick Ahmed Illness is "?" Sunday vs St. Louis Cardinals
04/03/18 3B Jake Lamb Shoulder 10-day DL (04/03)
03/29/18 P Randall Delgado Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 RF Steven Souza Jr. Pectoral 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Shelby Miller Elbow 60-day DL (02/19)
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
03/30/18 P Julian Fernandez Elbow 60-day DL (03/29)
03/29/18 P Mark Melancon Forearm 10-day DL (03/26)
03/28/18 P Jeff Samardzija Pectoral 10-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 P Madison Bumgarner Hand 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Will Smith Elbow 10-day DL (03/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 6-2 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Zack Godley has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 1.29 and a WHIP of 0.71 this season. He has 3 strikeouts over his 7 innings pitched and he's given up 4 hits. He's allowed 5.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.78 and they have given up 18 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .167 against the bullpen and they've struck out 28 hitters and walked 11 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 2.92. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 61 base hits and 25 earned runs. They have allowed 10 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 24 batters and struck out 86. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.10 and their FIP as a unit is 3.46.
As a team Arizona is hitting .247, good for 11th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .351, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Jake Lamb is hitting .278 with an on-base percentage of .350. He has 5 hits this season in 18 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .333 and an OPS+ of 80. Nick Ahmed is hitting .421 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .476. He has totaled 8 hits and he has driven in 7 men in 19 at bats. His OPS+ is 212 while his slugging percentage is at .737. The Diamondbacks have 68 hits, including 17 doubles and 5 home runs. Arizona has walked 43 times so far this season and they have struck out 75 times as a unit. They have left 64 men on base and have a team OPS of .751. They score 5.12 runs per contest and have scored a total of 41 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 4-3 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.40, Derek Holland has a 0-1 record and a 1.20 WHIP. He has 4 strikeouts over the 5 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 3 hits. He's allowing 5.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.28. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.54 and they have given up 24 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 31 batters and walked 12 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.14. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 58 base knocks and 23 earned runs this season. They have given up 2 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 26 hitters and struck out 52 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 3.12.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 10th in the league. The Giants hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .295, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Brandon Belt comes into this matchup batting .304 with an OBP of .385. He has 7 hits this year along with 3 RBI in 23 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .522 with an OPS+ of 147. Joe Panik is hitting .393 this season and he has an OBP of .452. He has collected 11 hits in 28 at bats while driving in 3 runs. He has an OPS+ of 216 and a slugging percentage of .714. The Giants as a unit have 63 base hits, including 9 doubles and 10 homers. San Francisco has walked 17 times this year and they have struck out on 60 occasions. They have had 53 men left on base and have an OPS of .700. They have scored 3.29 runs per game and totaled 23 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Giants +130
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