Diamondbacks vs. Giants - 5/14/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (20-18) at Arizona Diamondbacks (17-21)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Chase Field)
J Peavy (1-4) (8.47) vs. P Corbin (1-3) (4.12)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -135 / San Francisco Giants +125 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The San Francisco Giants and Arizona Diamondbacks play game three late Saturday night.
The San Francisco Giants look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Giants have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 14 games. The San Francisco Giants offense needs to stay sharp, as they’ve won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Hunter Pence leads San Francisco with 39 hits, Brandon Belt has 22 RBI and Joe Panik has five home runs. Jake Peavy gets the ball, and he’s 1-4 with a 8.47 ERA and 31 strikeouts this season. Peavy is 17-13 with a 4.56 ERA and 221 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks look for a win to snap a three-game losing streak. The Diamondbacks have allowed 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 16 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have an ERA of 4.66 and have lost 10 of their last 11 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jean Segura leads Arizona with 54 hits, Welington Castillo has 19 RBI and Brandon Drury has six home runs. Patrick Corbin takes the hill, and he’s 1-3 with a 4.12 ERA and 28 strikeouts this season. Corbin is 4-4 with a 3.41 ERA and 52 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The Giants are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 1-5 in Peavys last 6 starts. The Diamondbacks are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in Corbins last 5 home starts. The Giants are 25-9 in the last 34 meetings in Arizona.
The Diamondbacks continue to be a letdown this season and are struggling big time when it comes to consistency. The Giants are playing better than they have in the past, and Peavy is a veteran pitcher who is due for a breakout game. I like the value of the Giants and the plus money.