San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 4/21/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (6-8) at San Francisco Giants (7-8)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 3:45 pm (AT&T Park)
S Miller (0-1) (8.52) vs. J Cueto (3-0) (3.38)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -175 / Arizona Diamondbacks +165 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Diamondbacks look for an encore on Thursday night after a big win against Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday.
The Diamondbacks scored their biggest victory of the season last night in San Francisco as Zack Greinke did what he was brought in to do and that is outduel the opponent’s ace and get his team a quality win against a quality foe. Arizona outlasted the Giants by a 2-1 final as Grienke defeated Madison Bumgarner in what was certainly a pitcher’s duel and now it sets up a chance for them to follow suit once again on Thursday as two more aces go head to head with Shelby Miller and Johnny Cueto taking the hill. Arizona is in tough without AJ Pollock this season but they do still have a nice balance in their lineup and against a Giants side that can go cold from time to time they have to strike while the iron is hot and Miller is due for a solid outing.
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The Giants meanwhile took one on the chin as they can’t seem to find ways to win Bumgarner’s starts despite pretty solid outings and now they have to hope they can follow up once again behind a gem from Cueto. San Francisco has a very deep lineup and are considered to be the team to beat in the NL West this season but again they are susceptible to runs where they can go cold and without a overwhelming presence of home run hitting they have a tough time putting up big numbers on the scoreboard. The Diamondbacks are 4-1 in their last five road games but the Giants are 22-8 in their last 30 home games against a right handed starter and that fits the bill here as I think Miller has lost a bit of his former self and we see it again here thanks to a big day from Cueto and the Giants’ bats.