San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 8/29/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Saturday, August 29, 2020
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Giants (+125) Diamondbacks (-135)
Brandon Belt and the San Francisco Giants (15-18, 4th in NL West) travel to Chase Field on Saturday where they'll take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (13-19, 5th in NL West). The Giants open this game at +125 while the Diamondbacks are coming in at -135. The total has been set at 9.5. The starting pitchers will be Trevor Cahill and Luke Weaver.
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
8/25/2020 Jeff Samardzija SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
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
8/25/2020 Drew Smyly SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Sep 7
8/25/2020 Aramis Garcia C Hip Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
6/29/2020 Tyler Beede SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
8/28/2020 Merrill Kelly SP Shoulder Out for the season
8/28/2020 Madison Bumgarner SP Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 3
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 15-18 overall record this season. Cahill has taken the hill for 1,457 innings and has racked up 1,102 punchouts so far in his career. His ERA is 4.19 (679 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.365. He has surrendered 1,394 base hits (8.6 hits per nine innings) with 594 free passes. Cahill (84-92 career mark) holds a FIP of 4.50 and he has faced 6,233 batters during his time in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.28 and they have given up 132 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the bullpen and they've struck out 109 hitters and walked 65 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 5.03. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 275 base hits and 161 earned runs. They have allowed 47 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 121 batters and struck out 263. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.91.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .252, good for 9th in the league. The Giants hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Brandon Belt is hitting .315 with an on-base percentage of .390. He has 23 hits this season in 73 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .589 and an OPS+ of 168. Brandon Crawford is hitting .247 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .330. He has totaled 22 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 89 at bats. His OPS+ is 92 while his slugging percentage is at .360. The Giants have 279 hits, including 51 doubles and 41 home runs. San Francisco has walked 104 times so far this season and they have struck out 269 times as a unit. They have left 211 men on base and have a team OPS of .741. They score 4.82 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 record) has a 4.64 earned run average and has surrendered 9.5 hits per nine innings. His SO/W ratio is 3.16 and he has faced 1,399 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career. In his MLB career, Weaver has surrendered 340 base knocks while he has totaled 335 strikeouts in 322 frames. He has conceded a total of 166 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.386 and being the owner of 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 26th 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 24th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Ketel Marte comes into this matchup batting .310 with an OBP of .336. He has 39 hits this year along with 10 RBI in 126 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .413 with an OPS+ of 102. David Peralta is hitting .302 this season and he has an OBP of .352. He has collected 35 hits in 116 at bats while driving in 22 runs. He has an OPS+ of 107 and a slugging percentage of .414. 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 (-135)
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