San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 8/30/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (55-76) at San Francisco Giants (71-59)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 10:15 pm (AT&T Park)
Z Greinke (11-4) (4.29) vs. J Cueto (14-4) (2.86)
The Line: San Francisco Giants TBA / Arizona Diamondbacks TBA --- Over/Under: TBA See the Latest Odds
TV: SBA, FSAZ
Over at AT&T Park on Tuesday evening, the Arizona Diamondbacks and the San Francisco Giants will be kicking off a two-game MLB series.
The Diamondbacks are coming off a three-game set against the Reds. Arizona won games one and three to take the series 2-1.
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As for the Giants, they also won games one and three against the Braves to take their weekend series 2-1.
Pitching for Arizona on Tuesday will be RHP Zack Greinke. In his 21 games and 11-4 record this year, Greinke has logged a 4.29 ERA with a 1.24 WHIP in 130 innings. In his last outing against the Braves, Greinke put up six innings with six hits and four runs in a no-decision.
The Diamondbacks have a few notable hitters up top. Jean Segura has popped 162 hits with 79 runs, 12 homers and 50 RBI. Paul Goldschmidt has managed 142 hits with 86 runs, 20 homers and 78 RBI. Jake Lamb sits on 111 hits with 65 runs, 25 homers and 80 RBI.
Over on the Giants’ side, we’re set to be seeing RHP Johnny Cueto on Tuesday. In his 26 starts and 14-4 record this year, Cueto has put up a 2.86 ERA with a 1.08 WHIP in 179.2 innings. Cueto took a loss his last time out against the Dodgers with six innings, four hits and one earned.
San Francisco boasts a few interesting hitters as well. Denard Span has hit 133 times with 57 runs and 46 RBI. Brandon Crawford holds 126 hits with 56 runs, 12 homers and 76 RBI. Buster Posey sits on 125 hits with 79 runs and 60 RBI.
The Diamondbacks are 5-2 in their last seven game ones of a series, and 2-5 in their last seven games following an off day. Arizona is also 1-4 in their last five against the NL West and 1-5 in their last six Tuesday games.
Meanwhile, the Giants are 3-10 in their last 13 game ones of a series, and 2-8 in their last 10 following a win. San Francisco is also 0-4 in their last four Tuesday games and 6-2 in Cue’s last eight starts in game one of a series.
This should be a good pitching matchup, so I’ll take the under here. I’ll give Cueto and the Giants a slight edge, however.