Giants face Arizona Diamondbacks: MLB odds preview and stats
San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks Odds
The Diamondbacks get a visit from the San Francisco Giants in baseball action on Friday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.
San Francisco puts its faith in starter Tim Lincecum to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 7-13. Getting the ball for the Diamondbacks is Randall Delgado, who owns a 4-4 record on the season with a 3.75 ERA.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Diamondbacks rated this week at No. 3 and the Giants sitting at No. 7.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Arizona's National League No. 3-ranked scoring average of 4.3 runs per game, against a Giants offense rated No. 13 and scoring 3.8 runs per game in the league. The Diamondbacks have averaged 9.1 hits per game to date this season, more than the Giants hitters have managed (8.9 per nine innings).
Comparing defensive stats, San Francisco owns the National League's No. 14-rated road mark, allowing 4.7 runs per game on the highway. Arizona, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring at home.
San Francisco lost its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Rockies on August 28. Bettors who backed the Rockies at -102 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. San Francisco looks to rebound from a loss to the Rockies, who beat them 5-4 on Wednesday behind a start from Jhoulys Chacin at Coors Field.
Last time out for Arizona, they were a 5-1 loser as they battled the Padres at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Padres at +165 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Arizona looks to rebound from a loss to the Padres, who beat them 5-1 on Wednesday behind a start from Robbie Erlin at Chase Field.
San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Arizona are 5-5
After playing Colorado are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing San Francisco are 3-7
After playing San Diego are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4
A few Giants at Diamondbacks trends to consider:
San Francisco is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Arizona
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 6 games on the road
Arizona is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games when playing San Francisco
Arizona is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Francisco
Arizona is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against San Francisco
San Francisco at Arizona, Saturday, August 31