San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 8/5/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, August 5, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Derek Holland vs. Robbie Ray
The San Francisco Giants visit Chase Field on Sunday, August 5, 2018 to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Derek Holland for the Giants and Robbie Ray for the Diamondbacks.
The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at +174 and Arizona at -185. The Giants have a 52-54-5 over/under record and a 59-52-0 run line mark. The Diamondbacks are 60-51-0 against the run line and have a 53-53-5 over/under record.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 52-54-5 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 59-52-0 against the run line
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 53-53-5 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 60-51-0 against the run line
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
08/03/18 C Buster Posey Facial is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Arizona Diamondbacks
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 56-55 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Derek Holland has a 5-8 record with an earned run average of 3.90 and a WHIP of 1.27 this season. He has 114 strikeouts over his 113 innings pitched and he's given up 102 hits. He's allowed 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.50 and they have given up 357 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the bullpen and they've struck out 390 hitters and walked 145 batters. 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 3.94. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 955 base hits and 439 earned runs. They have allowed 100 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 361 batters and struck out 864. 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 3.92.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .251, good for 12th in the league. The Giants hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Brandon Crawford is hitting .279 with an on-base percentage of .347. He has 107 hits this season in 384 at bats with 44 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .430 and an OPS+ of 111. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .254 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .348. He has totaled 102 hits and he has driven in 44 men in 401 at bats. His OPS+ is 106 while his slugging percentage is at .406. The Giants have 964 hits, including 193 doubles and 102 home runs. San Francisco has walked 335 times so far this season and they have struck out 968 times as a unit. They have left 798 men on base and have a team OPS of .706. They score 4.07 runs per contest and have scored a total of 452 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 61-50 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.05, Robbie Ray has a 3-2 record and a 1.39 WHIP. He has 87 strikeouts over the 66 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 59 hits. He's allowing 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.73. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.13 and they have given up 312 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 326 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 3.67. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 892 base knocks and 409 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 977 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 3.97.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 28th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. A.J. Pollock comes into this matchup batting .290 with an OBP of .352. He has 70 hits this year along with 44 RBI in 241 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .564 with an OPS+ of 135. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .274 this season and he has an OBP of .382. He has collected 113 hits in 412 at bats while driving in 60 runs. He has an OPS+ of 133 and a slugging percentage of .519. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 886 base hits, including 180 doubles and 118 homers. Arizona has walked 404 times this year and they have struck out on 1,002 occasions. They have had 753 men left on base and have an OPS of .715. They have scored 4.5 runs per game and totaled 499 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks -185
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