Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 8/22/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Saturday, August 22, 2020
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Diamondbacks (-159) Giants (+147)
Starling Marte and the Arizona Diamondbacks (13-13, 4th in NL West) are headed to Oracle Park on Saturday where they'll meet the San Francisco Giants (11-16, 5th in NL West). The Diamondbacks open this game at -159 while the Giants are coming in at +147. The total has been set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Zac Gallen and Tyler Anderson.
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
8/20/2020 Corbin Martin SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/20/2020 Madison Bumgarner SP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
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 13-13 overall record this season. Gallen has pitched in 110 innings and has accounted for 132 strikeouts thus far in his career. His earned run average is 2.70 (33 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.173. He has conceded 85 hits (7.0 hits per 9 innings) and has had 44 free passes. Gallen (3-6 career mark) sits with a FIP of 3.67 while going up against 453 opposing batters in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.62 and they have given up 89 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .208 against the bullpen and they've struck out 105 hitters and walked 52 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 5.16. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 213 base hits and 129 earned runs. They have allowed 51 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 102 batters and struck out 242. 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 5.48.
As a team Arizona is hitting .253, good for 11th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Starling Marte is hitting .337 with an on-base percentage of .423. He has 30 hits this season in 89 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .472 and an OPS+ of 143. Eduardo Escobar is hitting .200 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .277. He has totaled 18 hits and he has driven in 14 men in 90 at bats. His OPS+ is 65 while his slugging percentage is at .333. The Diamondbacks have 221 hits, including 50 doubles and 22 home runs. Arizona has walked 78 times so far this season and they have struck out 197 times as a unit. They have left 174 men on base and have a team OPS of .713. They score 4.65 runs per contest and have scored a total of 121 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 11-16 overall mark this year. During his MLB career, Anderson has surrendered 428 base knocks while he has accumulated 384 strikeouts in 419 innings pitched. He has allowed 219 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.346 and a FIP of 4.6. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.82 and he has faced 1,781 opposing batters during his pro baseball career. Anderson (18-25 mark in his career) has earned a 4.70 earned run average while giving up 9.2 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.97 and they have given up 115 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 93 batters and walked 58 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.45. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 234 base knocks and 143 earned runs this season. They have given up 43 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 107 hitters and struck out 211 batters. They give up a walk 4.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 5.26.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 9th in the league. The Giants hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Mike Yastrzemski comes into this matchup batting .313 with an OBP of .429. He has 31 hits this year along with 21 RBI in 99 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .646 with an OPS+ of 193. Evan Longoria is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .296. He has collected 18 hits in 72 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 95 and a slugging percentage of .417. The Giants as a unit have 234 base hits, including 39 doubles and 34 homers. San Francisco has walked 82 times this year and they have struck out on 216 occasions. They have had 172 men left on base and have an OPS of .741. They have scored 4.89 runs per game and totaled 132 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks (-159)
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