Diamondbacks at Giants - 7/8/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (38-49) at San Francisco Giants (54-33)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 8, 2016 at 10:15 pm (AT&T Park)
P Corbin (4-6) (4.90) vs. J Samardzija (8-5) (3.97)
The Line: San Francisco Giants / Arizona Diamondbacks --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Diamondbacks and San Francisco Giants begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Arizona Diamondbacks could use a win after losing 10 of their last 14 games. The Diamondbacks have allowed 26 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 14 straight games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have an ERA of 4.77 and have lost nine of their last 11 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jean Segura leads Arizona with 108 hits, Paul Goldschmidt has 58 RBI and Jake Lamb has 20 home runs. Patrick Corbin gets the nod, and he’s 4-6 with a 4.90 ERA and 74 strikeouts this season. Corbin is 4-4 with a 3.47 ERA and 61 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
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The San Francisco Giants look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Giants have scored 11 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five of their last seven games. The San Francisco Giants offense has been consistent lately, and they’ve won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring more than three runs. Brandon Belt leads San Francisco with 89 hits, Buster Posey has 41 RBI and Brandon Crawford has eight home runs. Jeff Samardzija takes the hill, and he’s 8-5 with a 3.97 ERA and 84 strikeouts this season. Samardzija is 1-1 with a 4.06 ERA and 43 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 4-9 in their last 13 during game 1 of a series and 10-4 in Corbins last 14 road starts. The Giants are 23-6 in their last 29 vs. National League West and 4-1 in Samardzijas last 5 starts with 5 days of rest. The Diamondbacks are 10-1 in the last 11 meetings in San Francisco and 1-6 in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Giants play their best ball at home and have a solid Samardzija on the hill. You just can't back the Diamondbacks with the way their pitching staff has been getting rocked recently. Give me San Fran at home.