Diamondbacks vs. Giants - 7/1/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (50-31) at Arizona Diamondbacks (36-45)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 1, 2016 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)
J Cueto (11-1) (2.42) vs. S Miller (2-7) (6.79)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +158 / San Francisco Giants -168 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The San Francisco Giants and Arizona Diamondbacks begin a three-game series Friday night.
The San Francisco Giants look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Giants have scored 24 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The San Francisco Giants offense continues to crush, and they’ve won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Brandon Belt leads San Francisco with 82 hits, Denard Span has 30 RBI and Buster Posey has nine home runs. Johnny Cueto gets the nod, and he’s 11-1 with a 2.42 ERA and 98 strikeouts this season. Cueto is 7-2 with a 2.69 ERA and 56 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks need a win in order to snap a five-game losing streak. The Diamondbacks have allowed 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight straight games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have an ERA of 4.66 and have lost six of their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jean Segura leads Arizona with 99 hits, Paul Goldschmidt has 53 RBI and Jake Lamb has 17 home runs. Shelby Miller takes the hill, and he’s 2-7 with a 6.79 ERA and 40 strikeouts this season. Miller is 2-2 with a 2.65 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The Giants are 19-7 in their last 26 vs. National League West and 14-2 in Cuetos last 16 starts. The Diamondbacks are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 1-4 in Millers last 5 starts. The Giants are 28-9 in the last 37 meetings in Arizona and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings overall.
The Giants have another ace on the mound in Cueto and head into this series with an offense that is tearing the cover off the baseball. The Diamondbacks continue to stink up the joint with a brutal pitching staff. Have to continue backing San Fran.