Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 8/23/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Sunday, August 23, 2020
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Diamondbacks (-115) Giants (+105)
Eduardo Escobar and the Arizona Diamondbacks (13-14, 4th in NL West) go to Oracle Park on Sunday where they'll meet the San Francisco Giants (12-16, 5th in NL West). The Diamondbacks open this matchup at -115 while the Giants are coming in at +105. The over/under opens at 9. The pitchers taking the mound are Luke Weaver and Trevor Cahill.
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
8/22/2020 Andrew Chafin RP Finger Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
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
8/16/2020 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
8/22/2020 Austin Slater RF Groin Probable for Aug 22
8/21/2020 Reyes Moronta RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
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
6/29/2020 Tyler Beede SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 13-14 overall record this season. Weaver (20-23 career record) has earned a FIP of 4.10 while he has faced 1,377 batters in the majors. His ERA is 4.67 (164 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.392. He has surrendered 335 base hits (9.5 hits per nine innings) and has had 105 walks. Weaver has thrown 316 innings and is sitting with 330 strikeouts thus far in his career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.66 and they have given up 92 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .209 against the bullpen and they've struck out 108 hitters and walked 54 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 5.21. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 223 base hits and 135 earned runs. They have allowed 53 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 109 batters and struck out 253. They have walked 4.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 5.52.
As a team Arizona is hitting .251, good for 12th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .387 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Eduardo Escobar is hitting .202 with an on-base percentage of .276. He has 19 hits this season in 94 at bats with 15 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .330 and an OPS+ of 64. Starling Marte is hitting .337 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .423. He has totaled 30 hits and he has driven in 11 men in 89 at bats. His OPS+ is 144 while his slugging percentage is at .472. The Diamondbacks have 228 hits, including 53 doubles and 22 home runs. Arizona has walked 78 times so far this season and they have struck out 207 times as a unit. They have left 178 men on base and have a team OPS of .706. They score 4.56 runs per contest and have scored a total of 123 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 12-16 overall mark this year. Cahill (84-92 mark in his career) has a 4.21 earned run average and has surrendered 8.6 hits per 9 innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 1.85 and he has gone up against 6,213 hitters during his MLB career. During his career, Cahill has surrendered 1,393 hits while he has earned 1,094 K's in 1,451 innings pitched. He has conceded 678 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.368 and a FIP of 4.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.86 and they have given up 117 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 95 batters and walked 58 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.32. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 241 base knocks and 145 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 221 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 5.11.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 9th in the league. The Giants hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Evan Longoria comes into this matchup batting .263 with an OBP of .306. He has 20 hits this year along with 13 RBI in 76 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .461 with an OPS+ of 109. Mike Yastrzemski is hitting .320 this season and he has an OBP of .435. He has collected 33 hits in 103 at bats while driving in 21 runs. He has an OPS+ of 197 and a slugging percentage of .650. The Giants as a unit have 244 base hits, including 42 doubles and 36 homers. San Francisco has walked 89 times this year and they have struck out on 227 occasions. They have had 181 men left on base and have an OPS of .751. They have scored 4.93 runs per game and totaled 138 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks (-115)
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