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D-Backs Making Easy Work Of Giants

Johnny Cueto Zack Grienke Giants Diamondbacks

The AL West rivalry between the Arizona Diamondbacks and San Francisco Giants has been pretty one-sided in recent memory. The D-Backs have won seven of the past eight meetings with the Giants while San Fran has averaged just two runs per game. The Giants and D-Backs kick off a four-game series in the desert Thursday.

Shark Bites
  • The D-Backs swept their first series with the Giants this season in San Francisco.
  • The UNDER is 9-2 in the past 11 meetings between the D-Backs and Giants.
  • Jake Lamb is 7-for-15 with four doubles and three RBIs vs the Giants this season.

Paid in the offseason to be an ace, Zack Grienke has been faltering for the Diamondbacks. Grienke has a 5.15 ERA – which would be his highest in a season since 2005 – while allowing opposing batters to hit .303. The plus side is Greinke has dominated the Giants throughout his career to the tune of an 8-0 record and a 2.12 ERA in 11 starts.

Not to be outdone, Johnny Cueto has owned the Diamondbacks in his career. The righty has faced the D-Backs nine times in his career with a 6-2 record and a 2.70 ERA. The Giants have also gone 6-1 in Cueto’s seven starts this season while supplying him with 4.14 runs of support per game.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Arizona Diamondbacks as -119 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 8 at shops such as Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.8-3.7 win for the Diamondbacks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Arizona Diamondbacks sport a record of 17-19 heading into this matchup, while the San Francisco Giants sit at 18-18 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Arizona vs San Francisco injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Arizona Diamondbacks rated this week at No. 19 and the San Francisco Giants sitting at No. 14.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Arizona Diamondbacks No. 7 ranked offense (4.67 runs per game) against a San Francisco Giants defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 23 at 4.75 runs allowed per game. The Arizona Diamondbacks have been averaging 9.5 hits per game, more than the San Francisco Giants have managed so far this season (9.08 hits on average).

San Francisco brings the No. 23-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Diamondbacks's No. 25-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Giants beat Toronto in extra innings, earning a 5-4 victory at AT&T Park in MLB wagering action.

Arizona looks to rebound from a loss to the Rockies, who beat them 8-7 on Wednesday behind a start from C Bettis at Coors Field.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 14 of San Francisco's last 20 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 6 games on the road
  • San Francisco is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing Arizona
  • Arizona is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Arizona is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Arizona is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing San Francisco
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Arizona's last 11 games when playing San Francisco

Next Betting Matchups

San Francisco at Arizona, Friday, May 13th