Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 8/21/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Friday, August 21, 2020
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Diamondbacks (-119) Giants (+109)
Oracle Park is the venue where Brandon Crawford and the San Francisco Giants (10-16, 5th in NL West) will take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (13-12, 4th in NL West) on Friday. The Giants open this game at +109 while the Diamondbacks are priced at -119. The total is set at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Robbie Ray and Logan Webb.
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
8/20/2020 Madison Bumgarner SP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/20/2020 Corbin Martin SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/19/2020 Andrew Chafin RP Finger Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/16/2020 Jeremy Beasley RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
6/29/2020 Silvino Bracho RP Elbow Out for the season
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
8/18/2020 Aramis Garcia C Hip Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/16/2020 Drew Smyly SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/14/2020 Sam Coonrod RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/12/2020 Jeff Samardzija SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/8/2020 Reyes Moronta RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
6/29/2020 Tyler Beede SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 13-12 overall record this season. Ray has pitched in 812 innings and has accumulated 1,001 K's during his career. His ERA is 4.23 (382 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.367. He has conceded 734 base hits (8.1 hits per 9 innings) with 376 walks. Ray (48-48 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.11 while he has faced 3,503 hitters during his time in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.63 and they have given up 85 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .207 against the bullpen and they've struck out 101 hitters and walked 49 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 5.14. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 205 base hits and 124 earned runs. They have allowed 48 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 98 batters and struck out 234. They have walked 4.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 5.38.
As a team Arizona is hitting .255, good for 7th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Ketel Marte is hitting .337 with an on-base percentage of .356. He has 33 hits this season in 98 at bats with 9 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .429 and an OPS+ of 112. Christian Walker is hitting .278 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .337. He has totaled 25 hits and he has driven in 11 men in 90 at bats. His OPS+ is 105 while his slugging percentage is at .422. The Diamondbacks have 215 hits, including 49 doubles and 21 home runs. Arizona has walked 76 times so far this season and they have struck out 189 times as a unit. They have left 168 men on base and have a team OPS of .719. They score 4.8 runs per contest and have scored a total of 120 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 10-16 overall mark this year. Webb (3-5 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 4.65 ERA while conceding 9.8 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.20 and he has gone up against 267 batters in his pro baseball career. In his career, Webb has allowed 65 base knocks and he has 55 strikeouts in 60 frames. He has allowed a total of 31 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.500 and a FIP of 4.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.08 and they have given up 114 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 89 batters and walked 54 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.46. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 224 base knocks and 138 earned runs this season. They have given up 42 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 102 hitters and struck out 199 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 5.30.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 11th in the league. The Giants hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Brandon Crawford comes into this matchup batting .246 with an OBP of .316. He has 17 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 69 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .348 with an OPS+ of 84. Donovan Solano is hitting .386 this season and he has an OBP of .422. He has collected 32 hits in 83 at bats while driving in 15 runs. He has an OPS+ of 162 and a slugging percentage of .530. The Giants as a unit have 222 base hits, including 36 doubles and 32 homers. San Francisco has walked 76 times this year and they have struck out on 212 occasions. They have had 163 men left on base and have an OPS of .729. They have scored 4.69 runs per game and totaled 122 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Giants (+109)
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