Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Francisco Giants - 7/18/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (47-43) at Arizona Diamondbacks (42-46)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Chase Field)
() () vs. C Anderson (4-3) (3.91)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +102 / San Francisco Giants -112 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Bay, FS-Arizona
The Arizona Diamondbacks and the San Francisco Giants face off on Saturday at Chase Field for game two of their MLB series on National League West teams.
The Arizona Diamondbacks let their early lead get away from them on Friday as they lost at home to the Giants. Chris Owings hit a home run, David Peralta had three hits, and Paul Goldschmidt had two hits as the Diamondbacks scored five runs on 14 hits. Starting pitcher Robbie Ray allowed eight hits and two runs while striking out eight over 5.0 innings to not get a decision as Randall Delgado took the loss. For Saturday’s game the Diamondbacks start Chase Anderson who has allowed 98 hits and 44 earned runs while striking out 64 over 101.1 innings for a 4-3 record and a 3.91 ERA.
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The San Francisco Giants rallied late and won Friday’s game in extra innings as they continue to hang around in the NL West standings. Hunter Pence hit a home run and Joe Panik, Matt Duffy, and Brandon Crawford each had three hits as the Giants scored six runs on 16 hits. Starting pitcher Matt Cain allowed eight hits and four runs while striking out five over 5.0 innings to not get a decision as Ryan Vogelsong got the win in relief. For Saturday’s game the Giants start Jake Peavy who has allowed 21 hits and 11 earned runs while striking out 16 over 21 innings for a 0-4 record and a 4.71 ERA.
Arizona is 7-2 as a home favorite, 4-9 in their last 13 Saturday games, and 5-2 in Anderson’s last seven starts. San Francisco is 5-1 against the NL West, 1-6 as an underdog, and 0-5 in Peavy’s last five road starts. San Francisco is 21-7 in their last 28 games in Arizona.
This game really could go either way as both of these pitchers have the ability to give up runs in bunches but the Giants have the D-backs reeling and I look for that to follow through to this one.