San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 8/2/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, August 2, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Madison Bumgarner vs. Zack Greinke
Chase Field is the site of the matchup between the San Francisco Giants and the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday, August 2, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Madison Bumgarner for the Giants and Zack Greinke for the Diamondbacks.
San Francisco opens at +139 while Arizona opens at -149. The Giants have a 50-54-5 over/under record and a 58-51-0 run line mark. The Diamondbacks are 59-50-0 against the run line and have a 51-53-5 over/under record.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 50-54-5 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 58-51-0 against the run line
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 51-53-5 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 59-50-0 against the run line
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
07/31/18 P Johnny Cueto Elbow 10-day DL (07/29)
07/31/18 3B Pablo Sandoval Hamstring 10-day DL (07/31)
07/27/18 1B Brandon Belt Knee 10-day DL (07/26)
07/15/18 P Jeff Samardzija Shoulder 10-day DL (07/15)
06/20/18 P Hunter Strickland Hand 10-day DL (06/20)
05/22/18 P Jose Valdez Elbow 10-day DL (05/22)
03/30/18 P Julian Fernandez Elbow 60-day DL (03/29)
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
08/01/18 P Andrew Chafin Paternity List is out indefinitely
07/27/18 3B Jake Lamb Shoulder 10-day DL (07/27)
07/12/18 P Shelby Miller Elbow 60-day DL (07/12)
07/08/18 RF Jarrod Dyson Groin 10-day DL (07/05)
06/30/18 SS Deven Marrero Oblique 10-day DL (06/29)
06/01/18 P Taijuan Walker Forearm is out for season
05/09/18 P Braden Shipley Elbow 10-day DL (05/07)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Giants have a 55-54 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner has a 3-4 record with an earned run average of 3.06 and a WHIP of 1.20 this year. He has 51 strikeouts over his 61.2 innings pitched and he's given up 50 hits. He's allowed 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.78. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.58 and they have given up 352 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 384 hitters and walked 144 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.95. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 933 base hits and 432 earned runs. They have allowed 98 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 353 batters and struck out 849. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 3.90.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .251, good for 12th in the league. The Giants hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .258 with an on-base percentage of .353. He has 101 hits this season in 392 at bats with 44 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .413 and an OPS+ of 109. Buster Posey is hitting .291 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .364. He has totaled 98 hits and he has driven in 37 men in 337 at bats. His OPS+ is 110 while his slugging percentage is at .404. The Giants have 944 hits, including 191 doubles and 101 home runs. San Francisco has walked 331 times so far this season and they have struck out 950 times as a unit. They have left 785 men on base and have a team OPS of .707. They score 4.05 runs per contest and have scored a total of 441 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 60-49 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.96, Zack Greinke has a 12-5 record and a 1.05 WHIP this season. He has 143 strikeouts over the 136.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 120 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.05 and they have given up 304 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 321 batters and walked 134 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.65. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 873 base knocks and 399 earned runs this season. They have given up 124 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 337 hitters and struck out 959 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.99.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 27th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .277 with an OBP of .384. He has 112 hits this year along with 59 RBI in 404 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .520 with an OPS+ of 133. A.J. Pollock is hitting .291 this season and he has an OBP of .349. He has collected 68 hits in 234 at bats while driving in 44 runs. He has an OPS+ of 135 and a slugging percentage of .573. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 864 base hits, including 177 doubles and 116 homers. Arizona has walked 396 times this year and they have struck out on 987 occasions. They have had 732 men left on base and have an OPS of .712. They have scored 4.51 runs per game and totaled 492 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks -149
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