San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Picks and Tips 5/18/2019
Saturday, May 18, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Madison Bumgarner vs. Zack Godley
Steven Duggar and the San Francisco Giants (18-24, 5th in NL West) head to Chase Field on Saturday where they'll meet the Arizona Diamondbacks (24-20, 2nd in NL West). The odds on this game have the Giants priced at +178 and the Diamondbacks are at -190. The O/U opens at 9.
The Giants have been very good for Vegas, having gone 18-24-0 SU. The Diamondbacks cover 54.5% of the time, going 24-20-0 straight up. The Diamondbacks have been a solid bet for MLB wagerers as a favorite, going 7-6-0 SU. San Francisco covers 37.8% of the time as the underdog, having gone 14-23-0 straight up.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The Giants have been a good Over choice for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 21-19-2.
San Francisco covers 42.9% of the time as the visitor, having gone 9-12-0 straight up.
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Diamondbacks cover 47.6% of the time at Chase Field, going 10-11-0 SU.
The Diamondbacks have been a good Over choice for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 23-19-2.
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
05/15/19 1B Brandon Belt Knee is questionable Friday vs Arizona Diamondbacks
05/09/19 C Buster Posey Concussion 7-day IL (05/09)
05/09/19 P Drew Pomeranz Shoulder 10-day IL (05/09)
03/28/19 P Johnny Cueto Elbow is out for season
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
05/16/19 LF David Peralta Trapezius left last game, is questionable Friday vs San Francisco Giants
05/15/19 P Zack Greinke Abdominal left last start, is questionable for next start
04/05/19 3B Jake Lamb Quad 10-day IL (04/04)
03/27/19 RF Steven Souza Jr. ACL 10-day IL (03/26); is out for season
03/25/19 P Silvino Bracho Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Taijuan Walker Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Giants have a 18-24 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner has a 2-4 record with an earned run average of 4.04 and a WHIP of 1.17 this season. He has 58 strikeouts over his 55.2 innings pitched and he's given up 57 hits. He's allowed 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.43. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.53 and they have given up 136 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the bullpen and they've struck out 169 hitters and walked 59 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.48. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 352 base hits and 186 earned runs. They have allowed 59 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 135 batters and struck out 372. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.40.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .223, good for 27th in the league. The Giants hold a .373 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .286, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.4 hits per game. Steven Duggar is hitting .252 with an on-base percentage of .296. He has 39 hits this season in 155 at bats with 20 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .368 and an OPS+ of 82. Joe Panik is hitting .242 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .329. He has totaled 30 hits and he has driven in 13 men in 124 at bats. His OPS+ is 86 while his slugging percentage is at .339. The Giants have 312 hits, including 78 doubles and 41 home runs. San Francisco has walked 116 times so far this season and they have struck out 373 times as a unit. They have left 250 men on base and have a team OPS of .659. They score 3.9 runs per contest and have scored a total of 164 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 24-20 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.65, Zack Godley has a 1-3 record and a 1.73 WHIP. He has 32 strikeouts over the 37.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 44 hits. He's allowing 10.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.66. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.77 and they have given up 157 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 153 batters and walked 64 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.22. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 383 base knocks and 189 earned runs this season. They have given up 56 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 144 hitters and struck out 396 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.19.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 4th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .460 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. David Peralta comes into this matchup batting .318 with an OBP of .359. He has 57 hits this year along with 28 RBI in 179 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .531 with an OPS+ of 131. Adam Jones is hitting .276 this season and he has an OBP of .341. He has collected 45 hits in 163 at bats while driving in 25 runs. He has an OPS+ of 120 and a slugging percentage of .509. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 409 base hits, including 102 doubles and 64 homers. Arizona has walked 137 times this year and they have struck out on 399 occasions. They have had 309 men left on base and have an OPS of .784. They have scored 5.16 runs per game and totaled 227 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants +178
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