San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 8/28/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Friday, August 28, 2020
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Giants (-140) Diamondbacks (+130)
Evan Longoria and the San Francisco Giants (15-16, 4th in NL West) go to Chase Field on Friday where they'll meet the Arizona Diamondbacks (13-19, 5th in NL West). The odds on this matchup have the Giants priced at -140 and the Diamondbacks are at +130. The over/under has been set at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Tyler Anderson and Luke Weaver.
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
8/25/2020 Reyes Moronta RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
8/25/2020 Jeff Samardzija SP 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
8/25/2020 Aramis Garcia C Hip Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
8/25/2020 Drew Smyly SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Sep 7
6/29/2020 Tyler Beede SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
8/26/2020 Merrill Kelly SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 27
8/25/2020 Madison Bumgarner SP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 29
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
8/16/2020 Jeremy Beasley RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
6/29/2020 Silvino Bracho RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Giants have a 15-16 overall record this season. Anderson has taken the hill for 428 innings and is sitting with 388 punchouts during his career. His earned run average is 4.60 (219 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.324. He has given up 431 hits (9.1 hits per nine innings) and has 136 walks. Anderson (19-25 career win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 4.53 while he has faced 1,813 opposing batters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.37 and they have given up 125 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the bullpen and they've struck out 104 hitters and walked 63 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.99. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 261 base hits and 152 earned runs. They have allowed 45 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 115 batters and struck out 248. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.92.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .257, good for 8th in the league. The Giants hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Evan Longoria is hitting .292 with an on-base percentage of .333. He has 26 hits this season in 89 at bats with 15 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .472 and an OPS+ of 121. Mike Yastrzemski is hitting .293 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .410. He has totaled 34 hits and he has driven in 23 men in 116 at bats. His OPS+ is 179 while his slugging percentage is at .612. The Giants have 273 hits, including 49 doubles and 41 home runs. San Francisco has walked 101 times so far this season and they have struck out 256 times as a unit. They have left 202 men on base and have a team OPS of .759. They score 5.13 runs per contest and have scored a total of 159 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 13-19 overall mark this year. Weaver (20-24 career win-loss record) has earned a 4.64 earned run average while allowing 9.5 hits per 9 innings. His SO/W ratio is 3.16 and he has faced 1,399 batters in his pro baseball career. During his pro baseball career, Weaver has conceded 340 base hits and he has 335 punchouts in 322 innings. He has given up a total of 166 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.386 and having a FIP of 4.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.23 and they have given up 116 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 125 batters and walked 67 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.25. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 266 base knocks and 161 earned runs this season. They have given up 59 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 136 hitters and struck out 298 batters. They give up a walk 4.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 5.43.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 20th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .379 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Eduardo Escobar comes into this matchup batting .189 with an OBP of .278. He has 21 hits this year along with 15 RBI in 111 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .306 with an OPS+ of 58. Starling Marte is hitting .318 this season and he has an OBP of .397. He has collected 35 hits in 110 at bats while driving in 12 runs. He has an OPS+ of 133 and a slugging percentage of .464. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 260 base hits, including 62 doubles and 26 homers. Arizona has walked 96 times this year and they have struck out on 242 occasions. They have had 217 men left on base and have an OPS of .694. They have scored 4.31 runs per game and totaled 138 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks (+130)
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