San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 4/18/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Stratton vs. Robbie Ray
The San Francisco Giants visit Chase Field on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Chris Stratton for the Giants and Robbie Ray for the Diamondbacks.
The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at +150 and Arizona at -160. The Giants have a 8-7-0 over/under record and a 8-7-0 run line mark. The Diamondbacks are 10-5-0 against the run line and have a 9-6-0 over/under record.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 8-7-0 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 8-7-0 against the run line
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 9-6-0 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 10-5-0 against the run line
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
04/10/18 P Johnny Cueto Ankle 10-day DL (04/07)
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 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Will Smith Elbow 10-day DL (03/29)
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
04/16/18 P Taijuan Walker Forearm 10-day DL (04/15)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Giants have a 6-9 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Stratton has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 2.60 and a WHIP of 0.98 this season. He has 11 strikeouts over his 17.1 innings pitched and he's given up 10 hits. He's allowed 5.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.34 and they have given up 52 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the bullpen and they've struck out 62 hitters and walked 22 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.71. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 119 base hits and 56 earned runs. They have allowed 9 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 54 batters and struck out 119. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 3.48.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .244, good for 9th in the league. The Giants hold a .362 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Brandon Belt is hitting .250 with an on-base percentage of .367. He has 10 hits this season in 40 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .375 and an OPS+ of 110. Joe Panik is hitting .304 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .371. He has totaled 17 hits and he has driven in 4 men in 56 at bats. His OPS+ is 143 while his slugging percentage is at .500. The Giants have 126 hits, including 18 doubles and 13 home runs. San Francisco has walked 41 times so far this season and they have struck out 141 times as a unit. They have left 108 men on base and have a team OPS of .662. They score 3.07 runs per contest and have scored a total of 46 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 11-4 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.74, Robbie Ray has a 2-0 record and a 1.60 WHIP. He has 23 strikeouts over the 15.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 14 hits. He's allowing 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.58. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.92 and they have given up 38 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .188 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 54 batters and walked 21 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.12. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 112 base knocks and 48 earned runs this season. They have given up 14 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 49 hitters and struck out 152 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.16 while their FIP as a staff is 3.29.
As a team, they are batting .233, good for 19th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. A.J. Pollock comes into this matchup batting .273 with an OBP of .339. He has 15 hits this year along with 12 RBI in 55 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .600 with an OPS+ of 144. David Peralta is hitting .340 this season and he has an OBP of .431. He has collected 17 hits in 50 at bats while driving in 6 runs. He has an OPS+ of 157 and a slugging percentage of .540. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 119 base hits, including 31 doubles and 17 homers. Arizona has walked 60 times this year and they have struck out on 148 occasions. They have had 94 men left on base and have an OPS of .733. They have scored 5.13 runs per game and totaled 77 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks -160
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