San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 8/30/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Sunday, August 30, 2020
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Giants (+122) Diamondbacks (-132)
Brandon Crawford and the San Francisco Giants (15-19, 4th in NL West) head to Chase Field on Sunday where they'll take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (14-19, 5th in NL West). The Giants open this contest at +122 while the Diamondbacks are priced at -132. The O/U opens at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Johnny Cueto and Alex Young.
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
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 Reyes Moronta RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
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
8/29/2020 Corbin Martin SP Elbow Out for the season
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
8/16/2020 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 15-19 overall record this season. Cueto has thrown 1,891 frames and has earned 1,589 K's during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.38 (711 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.192. He has given up 1,711 base knocks (8.1 hits per 9 innings) and has 543 walks. Cueto (128-87 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 3.91 and he has faced 7,836 opposing batters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.15 and they have given up 132 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the bullpen and they've struck out 112 hitters and walked 66 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 5.1. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 284 base hits and 168 earned runs. They have allowed 47 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 125 batters and struck out 269. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.88.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .252, good for 10th in the league. The Giants hold a .424 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 Crawford is hitting .258 with an on-base percentage of .337. He has 24 hits this season in 93 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .398 and an OPS+ of 103. Brandon Belt is hitting .316 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .395. He has totaled 24 hits and he has driven in 14 men in 76 at bats. His OPS+ is 172 while his slugging percentage is at .605. The Giants have 288 hits, including 52 doubles and 43 home runs. San Francisco has walked 105 times so far this season and they have struck out 275 times as a unit. They have left 216 men on base and have a team OPS of .744. They score 4.79 runs per contest and have scored a total of 163 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 14-19 overall mark this year. Young (8-6 career record) has a 3.82 earned run average while giving up 8.0 hits per nine innings. His SO/W ratio is 2.97 and he has faced 447 batters so far in his MLB career. So far in his pro baseball career, Young has surrendered 94 base knocks while accumulating 95 punchouts in 106 frames. He has allowed a total of 45 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.188 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.0. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.37 and they have given up 120 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 126 batters and walked 67 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.21. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 275 base knocks and 165 earned runs this season. They have given up 61 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 137 hitters and struck out 304 batters. They give up a walk 4.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 5.43.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 17th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .380 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. David Peralta comes into this matchup batting .300 with an OBP of .348. He has 36 hits this year along with 23 RBI in 120 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .408 with an OPS+ of 104. Ketel Marte is hitting .318 this season and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 41 hits in 129 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 108 and a slugging percentage of .426. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 269 base hits, including 65 doubles and 26 homers. Arizona has walked 100 times this year and they have struck out on 248 occasions. They have had 223 men left on base and have an OPS of .697. They have scored 4.39 runs per game and totaled 145 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks (-132)
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