San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Picks and Tips 8/17/2019
Saturday, August 17, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Logan Webb vs. Merrill Kelly
Eduardo Escobar and the Arizona Diamondbacks (61-60, 2nd in NL West) play the San Francisco Giants (60-61, 3rd in NL West) at Chase Field on Saturday, August 17, 2019.
The Giants have been a dicey play for baseball bettors, having gone 60-61-0 SU. The Diamondbacks cover 50.4% of the time, going 61-60-0 straight up.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The Giants have been an inconsistent Under bet for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 59-56-6.
San Francisco is covering 52.5% of the time as a visitor, having gone 31-28-0 straight up.
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Diamondbacks cover 49.1% of the time at Chase Field, going 27-28-0 SU.
The Diamondbacks have been an inconsistent Under bet for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 59-55-7.
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
8/14/2019 Pablo Sandoval 3B Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
8/14/2019 Johnny Cueto SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/11/2019 Shaun Anderson SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
8/9/2019 Steven Duggar CF Shoulder Out for the season
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
8/15/2019 Luke Weaver SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 13
8/14/2019 Robbie Ray SP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 19
8/12/2019 Taijuan Walker SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
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 60-61 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Logan Webb will be making his major league debut. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.76 and they have given up 411 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 463 hitters and walked 163 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.39. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 1,057 base hits and 535 earned runs. They have allowed 169 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 380 batters and struck out 1,042. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 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 .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Kevin Pillar is hitting .255 with an on-base percentage of .281. He has 115 hits this season in 451 at bats with 63 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .430 and an OPS+ of 86. Brandon Belt is hitting .227 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .343. He has totaled 89 hits and he has driven in 40 men in 392 at bats. His OPS+ is 93 while his slugging percentage is at .378. The Giants have 985 hits, including 241 doubles and 127 home runs. San Francisco has walked 365 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,048 times as a unit. They have left 773 men on base and have a team OPS of .703. They score 4.29 runs per contest and have scored a total of 519 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 61-60 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.75, Merrill Kelly has a 8-12 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 109 strikeouts over the 136.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 144 hits. He's allowing 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.73. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.38 and they have given up 404 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 420 batters and walked 174 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 4.35. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,034 base knocks and 526 earned runs this season. They have given up 157 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 378 hitters and struck out 1,053 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.32.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 9th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .449 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Eduardo Escobar comes into this matchup batting .273 with an OBP of .330. He has 128 hits this year along with 96 RBI in 469 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .527 with an OPS+ of 116. Ketel Marte is hitting .320 this season and he has an OBP of .382. He has collected 150 hits in 469 at bats while driving in 70 runs. He has an OPS+ of 140 and a slugging percentage of .565. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 1,100 base hits, including 221 doubles and 173 homers. Arizona has walked 401 times this year and they have struck out on 1,003 occasions. They have had 842 men left on base and have an OPS of .778. They have scored 5.2 runs per game and totaled 629 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants
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