San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Picks and Tips 8/18/2019
Sunday, August 18, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Madison Bumgarner vs. Merrill Kelly
Brandon Belt and the San Francisco Giants (62-61, 2nd in NL West) are headed to Chase Field on Sunday where they'll meet the Arizona Diamondbacks (61-62, 3rd in NL West).
The Giants have been a solid choice for MLB wagerers, having gone 62-61-0 SU. The Diamondbacks are covering 49.6% of the time, going 61-62-0 straight up.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The Giants have been a less than ideal Under pick for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 60-57-6.
The Giants are covering 54.1% of the time as the away team, having gone 33-28-0 straight up.
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Diamondbacks are covering 47.4% of the time at Chase Field, going 27-30-0 SU.
The Diamondbacks have been a less than ideal Under pick for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 60-56-7.
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 Robbie Ray SP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/15/2019 Luke Weaver SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
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 62-61 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner has a 8-7 record with an earned run average of 3.63 and a WHIP of 1.10 this season. He has 154 strikeouts over his 158.2 innings pitched and he's given up 143 hits. He's allowed 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.72. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.83 and they have given up 419 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 469 hitters and walked 164 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.39. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 1,073 base hits and 544 earned runs. They have allowed 175 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 384 batters and struck out 1,056. 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 4.54.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .241, good for 27th in the league. The Giants hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Brandon Belt is hitting .229 with an on-base percentage of .345. He has 92 hits this season in 401 at bats with 42 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .387 and an OPS+ of 95. Kevin Pillar is hitting .255 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .285. He has totaled 117 hits and he has driven in 67 men in 458 at bats. His OPS+ is 89 while his slugging percentage is at .441. The Giants have 1,013 hits, including 246 doubles and 134 home runs. San Francisco has walked 373 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,063 times as a unit. They have left 790 men on base and have a team OPS of .711. They score 4.36 runs per contest and have scored a total of 536 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 61-62 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 4.72. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.45 and they have given up 416 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 430 batters and walked 180 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.41. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,062 base knocks and 543 earned runs this season. They have given up 164 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 386 hitters and struck out 1,068 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.38.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 9th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .449 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 .320 with an OBP of .381. He has 152 hits this year along with 71 RBI in 475 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .568 with an OPS+ of 141. Eduardo Escobar is hitting .273 this season and he has an OBP of .329. He has collected 131 hits in 479 at bats while driving in 97 runs. He has an OPS+ of 117 and a slugging percentage of .530. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 1,116 base hits, including 223 doubles and 179 homers. Arizona has walked 405 times this year and they have struck out on 1,017 occasions. They have had 853 men left on base and have an OPS of .777. They have scored 5.19 runs per game and totaled 638 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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