Arizona Diamondbacks at San Francisco Giants 8/28/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Clay Buchholz vs. Madison Bumgarner
The Arizona Diamondbacks head to AT&T Park on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 to take on the San Francisco Giants. The expected starting pitchers are Clay Buchholz for the Diamondbacks and Madison Bumgarner for the Giants.
The odds for this matchup have Arizona at +101 and San Francisco at -111. The Diamondbacks have a 60-64-6 over/under mark and a 68-62-0 run line record. The Giants are 68-64-0 against the run line and have a 59-67-6 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 60-64-6 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 68-62-0 against the run line
Important San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 59-67-6 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 68-64-0 against the run line
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
08/13/18 3B Jake Lamb Shoulder is out for season
07/12/18 P Shelby Miller Elbow 60-day DL (07/12)
07/08/18 RF Jarrod Dyson Groin 10-day DL (07/05)
06/01/18 P Taijuan Walker Forearm is out for season
05/09/18 P Braden Shipley Elbow 10-day DL (05/07)
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
08/27/18 C Buster Posey Hip 10-day DL (08/25)
08/07/18 P Johnny Cueto Elbow 60-day DL (08/11)
07/31/18 3B Pablo Sandoval Hamstring 60-day DL (07/31)
07/15/18 P Jeff Samardzija Shoulder 10-day DL (07/15)
05/22/18 P Jose Valdez Elbow 10-day DL (05/22)
03/30/18 P Julian Fernandez Elbow 60-day DL (03/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 72-58 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Clay Buchholz has a 7-2 record with an earned run average of 2.25 and a WHIP of 1.03 this year. He has 68 strikeouts over his 80 innings pitched and he's given up 66 hits. He allows 7.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.39. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.13 and they have given up 357 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the bullpen and they've struck out 382 hitters and walked 160 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.58. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 1,039 base hits and 468 earned runs. They have allowed 140 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 400 batters and struck out 1,156. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.86.
As a team Arizona is hitting .241, good for 25th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. A.J. Pollock is hitting .278 with an on-base percentage of .333. He has 85 hits this season in 306 at bats with 54 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .520 and an OPS+ of 118. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .294 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .396. He has totaled 143 hits and he has driven in 76 men in 487 at bats. His OPS+ is 144 while his slugging percentage is at .550. The Diamondbacks have 1,059 hits, including 218 doubles and 144 home runs. Arizona has walked 462 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,172 times as a unit. They have left 882 men on base and have a team OPS of .723. They score 4.52 runs per contest and have scored a total of 587 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 65-67 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.88, Madison Bumgarner has a 5-5 record and a 1.24 WHIP this season. He has 81 strikeouts over the 93.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 82 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.83. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.64 and they have given up 431 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 457 batters and walked 174 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.89. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,143 base knocks and 517 earned runs this season. They have given up 126 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 425 hitters and struck out 1,034 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 3.95.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 19th in the league. The Giants hold a .380 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Brandon Crawford comes into this matchup batting .262 with an OBP of .331. He has 118 hits this year along with 49 RBI in 451 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .410 with an OPS+ of 100. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .254 this season and he has an OBP of .354. He has collected 120 hits in 473 at bats while driving in 54 runs. He has an OPS+ of 109 and a slugging percentage of .414. The Giants as a unit have 1,117 base hits, including 221 doubles and 114 homers. San Francisco has walked 389 times this year and they have struck out on 1,162 occasions. They have had 928 men left on base and have an OPS of .688. They have scored 3.96 runs per game and totaled 523 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Giants -111
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