San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/13/14
Arizona Diamondbacks (39-55) at San Francisco Giants (51-42)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 4:05 pm (AT&T Park)
Chase Anderson (R) (6-4) (3.644) vs. Madison Bumgarner (L) (9-7) (3.357)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -177 / Arizona Diamondbacks +167 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-AZ, CSN-BA
The Arizona Diamondbacks and San Francisco Giants play a rubber game on Sunday afternoon.
The Diamondbacks have split their last eight games and remain 15 games below a .500 record. Although the Diamondbacks have an ERA of 4.28, they’ve improved recently by allowing three or less runs in five of their last six games. That’s helped the Diamondbacks, as they’ve won seven of their last 10 games when allowing less than four runs. Offensively, Paul Goldschmidt has an 11-game hitting streak and Aaron Hill has five RBI in his last 10 games. Vidal Nuno gets the ball, and he’s 2-5 with a 4.98 ERA and has 67 strikeouts in 85 innings. This is Nuno’s first career game against the Giants.
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The Giants have lost seven of their last 11 games, but remain a solid eight games above .500. The Giants lack of offense continues to kill them, as they’ve scored three or less runs in 11 of their last 16 games. Michael Morse does have a nine-game hitting streak and Hunter Pence has 14 hits in his last 10 games. Pitching wise, the Giants have an ERA of 3.41, eighth in the big leagues. Starting is Madison Bumgarner, who is 9-7 with a 3.36 ERA and has 123 strikeouts in 120.2 innings. Bumgarner is 5-4 with a 2.48 ERA in 16 career games against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 2-6 in their last 8 road games. The Giants are 1-5 in Bumgarners last 6 starts and 5-2 in Bumgarners last 7 starts during game 3 of a series. The Giants are 5-1 in Bumgarners last 6 starts vs. Diamondbacks.
The Giants haven't been playing well enough to deserve this much juice. I'll take the chances with the D-Backs on the road.