Lincecum takes mound for the Giants
The San Francisco Giants are expected to send Tim Lincecum to the mound on Wednesday night as they continue their MLB betting series on the road against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The Giants are 4-1 in Lincecum's starts so far this season, and the righthander was tagged with a hard-luck loss last time out as he allowed two runs on six hits over seven innings of work against the Padres. Lincecum has fanned 32 in 29 2-3 innings.
The match puts starter Tim Lincecum for the Giants on the hill facing Brandon McCarthy for the Diamondbacks. Lincecum brings a 2-1 mark to the game, while McCarthy is 0-3 to date on the season.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Diamondbacks rated this week at No. 1 and the Giants sitting at No. 3.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Giants rank No. 2 in the National League at 8.9 hits per game. That compares with Arizona’s No. 4 ranking in that category.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Arizona has the National League's No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Giants own the National League's No. 6 mark in runs allowed.
San Francisco won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Diamondbacks on April 30. Bettors who backed the Giants at -113 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. San Francisco looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Diamondbacks, a 2-1 final on Tuesday in support of Madison Bumgarner at Chase Field.
San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing LA Dodgers are 6-4
After playing Arizona are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing San Diego are 6-4
After playing San Francisco are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
A few Giants at Diamondbacks trends to consider:
San Francisco is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Arizona
San Francisco is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 6 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Arizona's last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games when playing San Francisco
Arizona is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing San Francisco
San Francisco home to LA Dodgers, Friday, May 3
Arizona at San Diego, Friday, May 3