Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 9/6/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Sunday, September 6, 2020
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Diamondbacks (+130) Giants (-141)
David Peralta and the Arizona Diamondbacks (15-24, 5th in NL West) head to Oracle Park on Sunday where they'll meet the San Francisco Giants (18-21, 4th in NL West). The Giants open this game at -141 while the Diamondbacks are coming in at +130. The over/under has been set at 9. The men taking the mound are Alex Young and Johnny Cueto.
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
9/4/2020 Madison Bumgarner SP Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
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
9/4/2020 Aramis Garcia C Hip Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
9/4/2020 Drew Smyly SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
9/4/2020 Austin Slater RF Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 7
9/4/2020 Jeff Samardzija SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
8/31/2020 Joey Rickard RF Elbow Out for the season
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 15-24 overall record this season. Young (8-7 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 5.01 while he has gone up against 474 hitters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.81 (47 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.233. He has given up 100 base knocks (8.1 hits per nine innings) and has had 37 free passes. Young has taken the hill for 111 innings and has accounted for 99 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. 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 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 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 330 base hits and 188 earned runs. They have allowed 66 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 160 batters and struck out 360. They have walked 4.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 5.14.
As a team Arizona is hitting .233, good for 22nd in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .368 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. David Peralta is hitting .279 with an on-base percentage of .329. He has 38 hits this season in 136 at bats with 23 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .382 and an OPS+ of 90. Nick Ahmed is hitting .246 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .308. He has totaled 33 hits and he has driven in 20 men in 134 at bats. His OPS+ is 85 while his slugging percentage is at .388. The Diamondbacks have 301 hits, including 71 doubles and 32 home runs. Arizona has walked 117 times so far this season and they have struck out 295 times as a unit. They have left 261 men on base and have a team OPS of .675. They score 4.1 runs per contest and have scored a total of 160 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 18-21 overall mark this year. Cueto (128-87 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 3.38 earned run average while giving up 8.1 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.92 and he has gone up against 7,862 hitters during his career. So far in his career, Cueto has allowed 1,714 base knocks while he has accumulated 1,595 strikeouts in 1,897 innings pitched. He has allowed a total of 712 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.191 and a FIP of 3.9. 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 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 5.05. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 322 base knocks and 191 earned runs this season. They have given up 54 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 141 hitters and struck out 302 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.86.
As a team, they are batting .268, good for 3rd in the league. The Giants hold a .448 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Evan Longoria comes into this matchup batting .295 with an OBP of .331. He has 36 hits this year along with 20 RBI in 122 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .467 with an OPS+ of 117. Donovan Solano is hitting .328 this season and he has an OBP of .370. He has collected 41 hits in 125 at bats while driving in 25 runs. He has an OPS+ of 131 and a slugging percentage of .472. The Giants as a unit have 360 base hits, including 71 doubles and 51 homers. San Francisco has walked 124 times this year and they have struck out on 327 occasions. They have had 264 men left on base and have an OPS of .784. They have scored 5.28 runs per game and totaled 206 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Giants (-141)
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