San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball Betting Tips 8/15/2019
Thursday, August 15, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jeff Samardzija vs. Alex Young
Ketel Marte and the Arizona Diamondbacks (60-59, 2nd in NL West) host the San Francisco Giants (59-60, 3rd in NL West) at Chase Field on Thursday, August 15, 2019.
The Giants have been hot and cold for baseball bettors, having gone 59-60-0 SU. Arizona is covering 50.4% of the time, going 60-59-0 straight up.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The Giants have been a pretty good Over option for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 58-55-6.
San Francisco is covering 52.5% of the time as the road team, having gone 31-28-0 straight up.
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Diamondbacks are covering 49.1% of the time at Chase Field, going 27-28-0 SU.
The Diamondbacks have been a pretty good Over option for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 59-54-6.
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
8/11/2019 Pablo Sandoval 3B Elbow Probable for Aug 13
8/11/2019 Shaun Anderson SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
8/10/2019 Alex Dickerson LF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
8/9/2019 Steven Duggar CF Shoulder Out for the season
2/19/2019 Johnny Cueto SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
8/12/2019 Taijuan Walker SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
8/12/2019 David Peralta LF Neck Probable for Aug 13
8/5/2019 Luke Weaver SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
6/27/2019 Steven Souza RF Knee Out for the season
3/11/2019 Silvino Bracho RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Giants have a 59-60 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija has a 9-9 record with an earned run average of 3.55 and a WHIP of 1.11 this season. He has 115 strikeouts over his 134.1 innings pitched and he's given up 113 hits. He's allowed 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.38. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.70 and they have given up 401 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the bullpen and they've struck out 453 hitters and walked 160 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.37. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 1,037 base hits and 524 earned runs. They have allowed 165 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 377 batters and struck out 1,018. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.51.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .239, good for 28th in the league. The Giants hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Brandon Belt is hitting .229 with an on-base percentage of .345. He has 89 hits this season in 388 at bats with 40 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .381 and an OPS+ of 95. Kevin Pillar is hitting .251 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .277. He has totaled 111 hits and he has driven in 62 men in 443 at bats. His OPS+ is 84 while his slugging percentage is at .427. The Giants have 972 hits, including 236 doubles and 126 home runs. San Francisco has walked 359 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,034 times as a unit. They have left 763 men on base and have a team OPS of .704. They score 4.29 runs per contest and have scored a total of 511 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 60-59 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.32, Alex Young has a 4-2 record and a 1.00 WHIP. He has 31 strikeouts over the 38 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 25 hits. He's allowing 5.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.48. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.34 and they have given up 391 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 408 batters and walked 173 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.33. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,011 base knocks and 516 earned runs this season. They have given up 154 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 374 hitters and struck out 1,036 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 4.31.Related: Robert Ferringo teaches you 4 reasons you should be betting NFL Preseason on this exclusive YouTube Video - Here
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 8th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .445 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Ketel Marte comes into this matchup batting .317 with an OBP of .377. He has 146 hits this year along with 68 RBI in 461 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .562 with an OPS+ of 138. Eduardo Escobar is hitting .274 this season and he has an OBP of .331. He has collected 127 hits in 464 at bats while driving in 94 runs. He has an OPS+ of 115 and a slugging percentage of .524. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 1,077 base hits, including 218 doubles and 167 homers. Arizona has walked 394 times this year and they have struck out on 986 occasions. They have had 831 men left on base and have an OPS of .774. They have scored 5.16 runs per game and totaled 614 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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