Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Francisco Giants - 7/2/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (50-31) at Arizona Diamondbacks (36-45)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Chase Field)
J Samardzija (8-5) (3.91) vs. P Corbin (4-6) (4.99)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +118 / San Francisco Giants -128 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The San Francisco Giants look for another road win against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday as the teams face off at Chase Field.
The Giants continue to roll in the National League West and after a road win against the Oakland Athletics on Thursday they shifted gears and moved to Arizona where they took down the Snakes by a 6-4 final. San Francisco continued to defy the odds and remain competitive year after year and with a string of alternating World Series crowns starting in 2010 they are back on track to possibly make it four in six years if they can sustain this pace. San Fran will turn to Jeff Samardzija in this one who is enjoying a nice season in his new digs and he will match up with Patrick Corbin who has been up and down so far this season and full encapsulates how Arizona has been this year. San Francisco is 50-31 through their first 81 games this season and at the exact mid way point of the campaign they can’t complain with their efforts as they are the division leaders by a country mile and will be in the running for the National League pennant.
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The Diamondbacks meanwhile have struggled this season as they have had to deal with injury concerns and underachieving superstars and while Zack Greinke has started to turn things around and Paul Goldschmidt is hitting the cover off the ball right now it is safe to say Arizona has fallen well short of expectations. Arizona still has an outside chance of making a push to the playoffs as the rest of the division has been very sub par and others in the NL aside from the top three have struggled to find consistency in their game and while they will have to greatly improve their play it certainly isn’t out of the realm of possibility. Patrick Corbin will be looking to outduel Samardzija here which is a daunting task but he is capable of doing so if he is throwing his best stuff.
San Francisco is 9-2 in their last 11 road games against a lefty, 20-6 in their last 26 against the NL West, and 23-8 in their last 31 road games while the D-Backs are 0-6 in their last six overall, 7-20 in their last 27 home games against a righty, and 2-5 in their last seven against the NL West. Arizona is a tough team to figure out but the Giants are one of the league’s best and they show it again here.