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D-Backs vs. Giants: Baseball Betting

The San Francisco Giants will be looking to put a dent in the Arizona Diamondbacks' NL West lead when the teams meet in an MLB betting matchup on Friday night.

Matt Cain (10-9, 2.87 ERA) is the scheduled starter in this key contest for the Giants on Friday. Joe Saunders (9-11, 3.82 ERA) is the probable pitcher for the Diamondbacks in their road game.

View Arizona vs San Francisco Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Giants were listed as -160 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 6.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Giants sit at No. 5 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Diamondbacks sit at a National League No. 14 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and San Francisco has the National League's No. 16-rated offensive output, at 8.1 hits per game. The Diamondbacks average 8.3 hits per game, good for No. 11 on the National League list.

Arizona brings the National League's No. 8-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Giants' league No. 2-ranked defense.

The Diamondbacks were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Rockies. That made winners of bettors who got Arizona at -145 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. Arizona got the job done in their last match in a 4-2 victory over Colorado on Wednesday at Chase Field behind starter Josh Collmenter.

The Giants were a 4-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got San Francisco at -173 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. Madison Bumgarner blew away 11 Chicago batter in the Giants' last start, leading them to a 4-0 win over Chicago on Wednesday at AT&T Park.

Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing San Francisco are 4-6
After playing Colorado are 9-1
After a win are 9-1

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Arizona are 7-3
After playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After a win are 2-8


A few Diamondbacks at Giants trends to consider:
Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games when playing San Francisco
San Francisco is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Arizona
San Francisco is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 6 games when playing Arizona

Next up:
Arizona at San Francisco, Saturday, September 3

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