Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 9/4/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Friday, September 4, 2020
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Diamondbacks (+102) Giants (-112)
Christian Walker and the Arizona Diamondbacks (14-23, 5th in NL West) go to Oracle Park on Friday where they'll meet the San Francisco Giants (18-20, 4th in NL West). The Giants open this game at -112 while the Diamondbacks are coming in at +102. The total is set at 9. The starting pitchers will be Taylor Clarke and Tyler Anderson.
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
9/2/2020 Madison Bumgarner SP Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
9/1/2020 Jeremy Beasley RP Shoulder Out for the season
9/1/2020 Merrill Kelly SP Shoulder Out for the season
8/29/2020 Corbin Martin SP Elbow Out for the season
6/29/2020 Silvino Bracho RP Elbow Out for the season
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
8/31/2020 Joey Rickard RF Elbow Out for the season
8/30/2020 Drew Smyly SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
8/30/2020 Jeff Samardzija SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
8/29/2020 Trevor Cahill SP Hip Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
8/25/2020 Aramis Garcia C Hip Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
8/25/2020 Reyes Moronta RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
8/25/2020 Austin Slater RF Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
6/29/2020 Tyler Beede SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 14-23 overall record this season. Clarke (6-5 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 6.05 while he has gone up against 464 hitters in the majors. His ERA is 4.65 (56 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.283. He has conceded 97 base knocks (8.1 hits per nine innings) with 42 walks. Clarke has pitched in 108 innings and has 93 punchouts thus far in his career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.16 and they have given up 136 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the bullpen and they've struck out 144 hitters and walked 73 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 5. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 307 base hits and 178 earned runs. They have allowed 64 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 152 batters and struck out 346. They have walked 4.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 5.16.
As a team Arizona is hitting .232, good for 22nd in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .369 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Christian Walker is hitting .289 with an on-base percentage of .342. He has 39 hits this season in 135 at bats with 23 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .496 and an OPS+ of 122. Ketel Marte is hitting .299 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .335. He has totaled 43 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 144 at bats. His OPS+ is 96 while his slugging percentage is at .396. The Diamondbacks have 285 hits, including 66 doubles and 31 home runs. Arizona has walked 112 times so far this season and they have struck out 280 times as a unit. They have left 245 men on base and have a team OPS of .676. They score 4.14 runs per contest and have scored a total of 153 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 18-20 overall mark this year. In his MLB career, Anderson has conceded 440 base knocks while accumulating 391 K's in 433 frames. He has surrendered 226 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.337 and a FIP of 4.5. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.81 and he has faced 1,838 opposing hitters in his career. Anderson (19-26 career mark) has earned a 4.70 earned run average while giving up 9.1 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.13 and they have given up 144 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .216 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 121 batters and walked 72 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 5.03. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 310 base knocks and 185 earned runs this season. They have given up 53 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 139 hitters and struck out 298 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.87.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 3rd in the league. The Giants hold a .446 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Brandon Belt comes into this matchup batting .333 with an OBP of .420. He has 29 hits this year along with 15 RBI in 87 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .621 with an OPS+ of 183. Brandon Crawford is hitting .278 this season and he has an OBP of .350. He has collected 30 hits in 108 at bats while driving in 16 runs. He has an OPS+ of 118 and a slugging percentage of .444. The Giants as a unit have 348 base hits, including 67 doubles and 50 homers. San Francisco has walked 118 times this year and they have struck out on 320 occasions. They have had 253 men left on base and have an OPS of .778. They have scored 5.29 runs per game and totaled 201 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Giants (-112)
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