San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 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 -148 / Arizona Diamondbacks +138 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Bay, FS-Arizona
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit AT&T Park to begin a series with the San Francisco Giants Friday.
The Arizona Diamondbacks know they need a torrid hot streak and a long San Francisco slump to get back in the National League West race. That hasn’t been happening with the Diamondbacks losing eight of ten after a 13-6 loss to San Diego on Wednesday. Zona starter Shelby Miller fell to 2-9 with six runs plated over five frames while Randall Delgado and Josh Collmenter allowing seven runs combined. The D-Backs pounded out 12 hits and walked three times with Jake Lamb and Brandon Drury slamming two run jacks while Paul Goldschmidt scored twice. Left hander Patrick Corbin faces San Francisco for the second straight start on Friday. Corbin did not get a decision in a 6-5 win with all five runs allowed (two earned) on five hits including a pair of homers over 5.1 innings.
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The San Francisco Giants seem to be always winning which is making it hard on the rest of the NL West. The Giants have won five of seven after downing Colorado 5-1 behind solid pitching and plenty of offense. SF starter Johnny Cueto was outstanding as he upped his record to 13-1 with a complete game performance. San Francisco totaled nine hits and two free passes with Buster Posey slamming a solo homer with Brandon Crawford knocking in two while Grant Green and Brandon Belt scored twice each. Jeff Samardzija draws Friday’s start against the visiting Diamondbacks. Samardzija faced Arizona last time out in a 6-5 defeat (ND) with four runs plated on eight hits in 7.1 frames.
Arizona are 2-9 in their last 11 overall and are 2-9 in their last 11 games on grass while going 2-6 in their last 8 games following a loss. The over is 8-2-1 in San Francisco’s last 11 overall and is 8-2-1 in their last 11 on grass while the Giants are 15-6 in their last 21 home games. The under is 13-5 in the last 18 meetings. This looks like a coin flip and I’ll go with the first place squad…