San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 8/4/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, August 4, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Andrew Suarez vs. Clay Buchholz
The San Francisco Giants visit Chase Field on Saturday, August 4, 2018 to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Andrew Suarez for the Giants and Clay Buchholz for the Diamondbacks.
The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at +122 and Arizona at -132. The Giants have a 51-54-5 over/under record and a 59-51-0 run line mark. The Diamondbacks are 59-51-0 against the run line and have a 52-53-5 over/under record.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 51-54-5 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 59-51-0 against the run line
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 52-53-5 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 59-51-0 against the run line
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
07/31/18 P Johnny Cueto Elbow 10-day DL (07/29); is out for season
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 56-54 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Andrew Suarez has a 4-6 record with an earned run average of 4.11 and a WHIP of 1.27 this season. He has 87 strikeouts over his 100.2 innings pitched and he's given up 104 hits. He's allowed 9.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.87. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.54 and they have given up 355 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the bullpen and they've struck out 387 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 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.92. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 943 base hits and 433 earned runs. They have allowed 98 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 356 batters and struck out 857. 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 20th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .257 with an on-base percentage of .351. He has 102 hits this season in 397 at bats with 44 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .411 and an OPS+ of 108. Buster Posey is hitting .293 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .367. He has totaled 100 hits and he has driven in 37 men in 341 at bats. His OPS+ is 112 while his slugging percentage is at .408. The Giants have 955 hits, including 193 doubles and 102 home runs. San Francisco has walked 335 times so far this season and they have struck out 958 times as a unit. They have left 792 men on base and have a team OPS of .708. They score 4.08 runs per contest and have scored a total of 449 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 60-50 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.65, Clay Buchholz has a 4-1 record and a 1.06 WHIP. He has 43 strikeouts over the 51 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 42 hits. He's allowing 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.52. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.15 and they have given up 310 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 324 batters and walked 137 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 8 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 3.68. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 883 base knocks and 406 earned runs this season. They have given up 125 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 341 hitters and struck out 967 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 4.00.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 28th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .398 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 .275 with an OBP of .382. He has 112 hits this year along with 59 RBI in 408 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .515 with an OPS+ of 132. A.J. Pollock is hitting .290 this season and he has an OBP of .350. He has collected 69 hits in 238 at bats while driving in 44 runs. He has an OPS+ of 135 and a slugging percentage of .567. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 874 base hits, including 179 doubles and 116 homers. Arizona has walked 399 times this year and they have struck out on 995 occasions. They have had 744 men left on base and have an OPS of .712. They have scored 4.48 runs per game and totaled 493 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks -132
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