San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Picks and Tips 6/23/2019
Sunday, June 23, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Shaun Anderson vs. Merrill Kelly
Kevin Pillar and the San Francisco Giants (32-42, 5th in NL West) go to Chase Field on Sunday where they'll take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (38-39, 4th in NL West). The Giants open this game at +130 while the Diamondbacks are priced at -140. The O/U is set at 9.5.
The Giants have been a bad bet for bettors, having gone 32-42-0 SU. Arizona is covering 49.4% of the time, going 38-39-0 straight up. The Diamondbacks have been inconsistent for oddsmakers as a favorite, going 15-13-0 SU. The Giants cover 38.3% of the time as the underdog, having gone 23-37-0 straight up.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The Giants have been a solid Over pick for O/U bettors, having gone 38-32-4.
San Francisco is covering 44.7% of the time as the away team, having gone 17-21-0 straight up.
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
Arizona is covering 41.2% of the time at Chase Field, going 14-20-0 SU.
The Diamondbacks have been a solid Over pick for O/U bettors, having gone 39-35-3.
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
6/21/2019 Nick Vincent RP Pectoral Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
6/21/2019 Steven Duggar CF Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 29
6/20/2019 Travis Bergen RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 24
2/19/2019 Johnny Cueto SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
6/21/2019 Ketel Marte CF Groin Probable for Jun 22
6/20/2019 Jake Lamb 1B Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Jun 24
6/16/2019 Alex Avila C Calf Expected to be out until at least Jun 30
6/14/2019 Jon Duplantier RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 2
5/30/2019 Taijuan Walker SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
5/27/2019 Luke Weaver SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jun 28
5/23/2019 Wilmer Flores 2B Foot Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
3/28/2019 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 32-42 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Shaun Anderson has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 4.08 and a WHIP of 1.39 this season. He has 24 strikeouts over his 39.2 innings pitched and he's given up 41 hits. He's allowed 9.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.66. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.92 and they have given up 247 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the bullpen and they've struck out 282 hitters and walked 100 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.71. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 654 base hits and 345 earned runs. They have allowed 111 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 245 batters and struck out 627. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.74.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .224, good for 30th in the league. The Giants hold a .369 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .292, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.5 hits per game. Kevin Pillar is hitting .238 with an on-base percentage of .264. He has 64 hits this season in 269 at bats with 37 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .394 and an OPS+ of 74. Joe Panik is hitting .237 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .318. He has totaled 57 hits and he has driven in 21 men in 241 at bats. His OPS+ is 74 while his slugging percentage is at .324. The Giants have 554 hits, including 131 doubles and 68 home runs. San Francisco has walked 223 times so far this season and they have struck out 650 times as a unit. They have left 457 men on base and have a team OPS of .661. They score 3.92 runs per contest and have scored a total of 290 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 38-39 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.99, Merrill Kelly has a 7-7 record and a 1.27 WHIP. He has 68 strikeouts over the 88 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 87 hits. He's allowing 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.28. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.51 and they have given up 276 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 265 batters and walked 111 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.35. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 678 base knocks and 338 earned runs this season. They have given up 95 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 244 hitters and struck out 673 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.18.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 10th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .457 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Eduardo Escobar comes into this matchup batting .279 with an OBP of .337. He has 83 hits this year along with 59 RBI in 298 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .540 with an OPS+ of 123. Ketel Marte is hitting .309 this season and he has an OBP of .359. He has collected 95 hits in 307 at bats while driving in 51 runs. He has an OPS+ of 140 and a slugging percentage of .586. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 707 base hits, including 155 doubles and 117 homers. Arizona has walked 239 times this year and they have struck out on 667 occasions. They have had 540 men left on base and have an OPS of .780. They have scored 5.17 runs per game and totaled 398 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants +130
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