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Ian Kennedy, Tim Lincecum take mound in Giants vs Diamondbacks tilt

Arizona DiamondbacksSan Francisco Giants
Sep 3, 9:05 PM | GrassAT&T Park

Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Francisco Giants Odds

78-60TEAM RECORD73-65

The Giants get a visit from the Arizona Diamondbacks in baseball action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Ian Kennedy gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Diamondbacks on this day; he's 17-4 on the season. The Giants, meanwhile, will counter with Tim Lincecum, who will be looking to improve on his 12-11 mark.

View Arizona vs San Francisco Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 5 (Giants) and the No. 14 (Diamondbacks) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, San Francisco owns the No. 16 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.1 per game. By contrast, the Diamondbacks are rated No. 12 in the same category at 8.3 per game.

San Francisco owns the National League's No. 2 defense, allowing 3.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Arizona's National League No. 8-rated defense.

Arizona lost its last outing, a 6-2 result against the Giants on September 2. Bettors who backed the Giants at -164 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Arizona suffered a 6-2 loss against San Francisco on Friday, as Joe Saunders wasn't able to lead his team to victory at AT&T Park.

Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing San Francisco are 5-5
After playing San Francisco are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Arizona are 7-3
After playing Arizona are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

A few Diamondbacks at Giants trends to consider:
Arizona is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Arizona's last 12 games
San Francisco is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games when playing Arizona

Next up:
Arizona at San Francisco, Sunday, September 4

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