San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 4/19/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Ty Blach vs. Zack Greinke
The San Francisco Giants visit Chase Field on Thursday, April 19, 2018 to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Ty Blach for the Giants and Zack Greinke for the Diamondbacks.
The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at +155 and Arizona at -165. The Giants have a 8-8-0 over/under record and a 9-7-0 run line mark. The Diamondbacks are 10-6-0 against the run line and have a 9-7-0 over/under record.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 8-8-0 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 9-7-0 against the run line
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 9-7-0 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 10-6-0 against the run line
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
04/17/18 3B Evan Longoria Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs Arizona Diamondbacks
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 6-10 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ty Blach has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 4.43 and a WHIP of 1.62 this season. He has 9 strikeouts over his 20.1 innings pitched and he's given up 24 hits. He's allowed 10.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.49. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.43 and they have given up 53 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the bullpen and they've struck out 63 hitters and walked 23 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.56. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 122 base hits and 57 earned runs. They have allowed 9 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 55 batters and struck out 131. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.29.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .233, good for 18th in the league. The Giants hold a .346 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .288, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Brandon Belt is hitting .256 with an on-base percentage of .365. He has 11 hits this season in 43 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .372 and an OPS+ of 111. Joe Panik is hitting .293 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .369. He has totaled 17 hits and he has driven in 4 men in 58 at bats. His OPS+ is 140 while his slugging percentage is at .483. The Giants have 127 hits, including 18 doubles and 13 home runs. San Francisco has walked 42 times so far this season and they have struck out 149 times as a unit. They have left 110 men on base and have a team OPS of .634. They score 2.88 runs per contest and have scored a total of 46 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 12-4 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.29, Zack Greinke has a 1-1 record and a 1.18 WHIP. He has 21 strikeouts over the 17 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 19 hits. He's allowing 10.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.99. 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 6.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 2.93. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 113 base knocks and 48 earned runs this season. They have given up 14 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 50 hitters and struck out 160 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.11 while their FIP as a staff is 3.15.
As a team, they are batting .228, good for 24th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. A.J. Pollock comes into this matchup batting .259 with an OBP of .323. He has 15 hits this year along with 12 RBI in 58 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .569 with an OPS+ of 135. David Peralta is hitting .333 this season and he has an OBP of .419. He has collected 18 hits in 54 at bats while driving in 7 runs. He has an OPS+ of 151 and a slugging percentage of .519. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 122 base hits, including 31 doubles and 17 homers. Arizona has walked 61 times this year and they have struck out on 160 occasions. They have had 98 men left on base and have an OPS of .712. They have scored 4.88 runs per game and totaled 78 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Giants +155
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