Giants vs. Diamondbacks - 8/31/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (56-76) at San Francisco Giants (71-60)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 3:45 pm (AT&T Park)
Robbie Ray (7-12) (4.22) vs. M Moore (8-10) (3.95)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -141 / Arizona Diamondbacks +131 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Diamondbacks and San Francisco Giants play game two of their series Wednesday afternoon.
The Arizona Diamondbacks look for another win after winning five of their last eight games. The Diamondbacks have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Arizona Diamondbacks offense has picked up over the last week, and they’ve won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Jean Segura leads Arizona with 163 hits, Paul Goldschmidt has 78 RBI and Yasmany Tomas has 27 home runs. Shelby Miller gets the ball, and he’s 2-9 with a 7.14 ERA and 50 strikeouts this season. Miller is 2-3 with a 3.38 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
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The San Francisco Giants could use a win after losing 10 of their last 15 games. The Giants have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The San Francisco Giants offense continues to show up, and they’ve won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Denard Span leads San Francisco with 133 hits, Brandon Crawford has 77 RBI and Buster Posey has 12 home runs. Matt Moore takes the hill, and he’s 8-10 with a 3.95 ERA and 138 strikeouts this season. This will be Moore’s second career game against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 0-5 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 1-6 in Millers last 7 starts. The Giants are 1-5 in their last 6 Wednesday games and 27-11 in their last 38 vs. National League West. The Diamondbacks are 10-4 in the last 14 meetings in San Francisco.
The Giants continue to stink up the joint in the second half of the season and can't play consistent ball despite thinking they'll eventually turn things around. However, I've faded Arizona any chance I can get and it's paid off nicely. Miller hasn't had success this season and Moore just pitched 8.2 shutout innings in his last start.
Giants should win here.