Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 9/7/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Monday, September 7, 2020
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Diamondbacks (-125) Giants (+115)
Nick Ahmed and the Arizona Diamondbacks (15-25, 5th in NL West) go to Oracle Park on Monday where they'll meet the San Francisco Giants (19-21, 4th in NL West). The Diamondbacks open this contest at -125 while the Giants are priced at +115. The O/U opens at 8.5. The men taking the mound are Zac Gallen and Kevin Gausman.
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
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 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 15-25 overall record this season. Gallen (4-6 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.61 while he has gone up against 528 batters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 2.42 (35 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.115. He has surrendered 94 base hits (6.5 hits per nine innings) with 51 walks. Gallen has taken the ball for 130 innings and has racked up 150 strikeouts in his career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.15 and they have given up 155 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen and they've struck out 157 hitters and walked 80 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 5. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 339 base hits and 192 earned runs. They have allowed 68 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 164 batters and struck out 368. They have walked 4.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.46 and their FIP as a unit is 5.16.
As a team Arizona is hitting .232, good for 23rd in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .367 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Nick Ahmed is hitting .239 with an on-base percentage of .300. He has 33 hits this season in 138 at bats with 20 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .377 and an OPS+ of 80. David Peralta is hitting .281 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 39 hits and he has driven in 23 men in 139 at bats. His OPS+ is 91 while his slugging percentage is at .381. The Diamondbacks have 307 hits, including 72 doubles and 33 home runs. Arizona has walked 121 times so far this season and they have struck out 303 times as a unit. They have left 267 men on base and have a team OPS of .673. They score 4.08 runs per contest and have scored a total of 163 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 19-21 overall mark this year. During his career, Gausman has surrendered 1,003 hits while he has accumulated 908 punchouts in 966 innings. He has surrendered a total of 462 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.337 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.2. He has a SO/W ratio of 3.14 and he has faced 4,118 hitters during his career. Gausman (49-65 mark in his career) has earned a 4.30 earned run average while conceding 9.3 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.99 and they have given up 153 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 129 batters and walked 75 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 5. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 328 base knocks and 194 earned runs this season. They have given up 55 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 145 hitters and struck out 310 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.85.
As a team, they are batting .268, good for 2nd in the league. The Giants hold a .452 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Donovan Solano comes into this matchup batting .328 with an OBP of .370. He has 41 hits this year along with 25 RBI in 125 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .472 with an OPS+ of 131. Evan Longoria is hitting .294 this season and he has an OBP of .328. He has collected 37 hits in 126 at bats while driving in 21 runs. He has an OPS+ of 121 and a slugging percentage of .484. The Giants as a unit have 369 base hits, including 72 doubles and 53 homers. San Francisco has walked 128 times this year and they have struck out on 335 occasions. They have had 273 men left on base and have an OPS of .788. They have scored 5.25 runs per game and totaled 210 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Giants (+115)
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