Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 9/5/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Saturday, September 5, 2020
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Diamondbacks (+102) Giants (-112)
Ketel Marte and the Arizona Diamondbacks (14-24, 5th in NL West) go to Oracle Park on Saturday where they'll take on the San Francisco Giants (18-20, 4th in NL West). The Giants open this contest at -112 while the Diamondbacks are coming in at +102. The O/U is set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Madison Bumgarner and Trevor Cahill.
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
9/4/2020 Madison Bumgarner SP Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
9/1/2020 Merrill Kelly SP Shoulder Out for the season
9/1/2020 Jeremy Beasley RP 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
9/4/2020 Aramis Garcia C Hip Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
9/4/2020 Austin Slater RF Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 9
8/31/2020 Joey Rickard RF Elbow Out for the season
8/30/2020 Jeff Samardzija SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
8/30/2020 Drew Smyly SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
8/25/2020 Reyes Moronta RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
6/29/2020 Tyler Beede SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 14-24 overall record this season. Bumgarner has taken the hill for 1,863 innings and has earned 1,807 punchouts so far in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.19 (660 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.115. He has allowed 1,642 base knocks (7.9 hits per 9 innings) and has had 435 walks. Bumgarner (119-95 record in his career) holds a FIP of 3.46 and he has gone up against 7,590 opposing hitters in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.26 and they have given up 143 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the bullpen and they've struck out 146 hitters and walked 75 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.7 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 5.02. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 318 base hits and 183 earned runs. They have allowed 65 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 154 batters and struck out 353. They have walked 4.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 5.13.
As a team Arizona is hitting .230, good for 24th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .364 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. Ketel Marte is hitting .299 with an on-base percentage of .335. He has 43 hits this season in 144 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .396 and an OPS+ of 96. Christian Walker is hitting .288 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .340. He has totaled 40 hits and he has driven in 23 men in 139 at bats. His OPS+ is 119 while his slugging percentage is at .489. The Diamondbacks have 289 hits, including 67 doubles and 31 home runs. Arizona has walked 115 times so far this season and they have struck out 291 times as a unit. They have left 253 men on base and have a team OPS of .669. They score 4.05 runs per contest and have scored a total of 154 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 18-20 overall mark this year. Cahill (84-92 mark in his career) has a 4.20 ERA and has surrendered 8.6 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.86 and he has gone up against 6,248 hitters in his career. In his career, Cahill has surrendered 1,396 hits while he has earned 1,106 strikeouts in 1,460 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 681 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.364 and a FIP of 4.5. 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 25th 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 5th 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 8th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Brandon Crawford comes into this matchup batting .278 with an OBP of .350. He has 30 hits this year along with 16 RBI in 108 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .444 with an OPS+ of 118. Brandon Belt is hitting .333 this season and he has an OBP of .420. He has collected 29 hits in 87 at bats while driving in 15 runs. He has an OPS+ of 183 and a slugging percentage of .621. 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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