Diamondbacks vs. Giants - 7/3/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (51-32) at Arizona Diamondbacks (37-46)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 4:10 pm (Chase Field)
Albert Suarez (3-1) (3.83) vs. Robbie Ray (4-7) (4.59)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -123 / San Francisco Giants +113 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
The San Francisco Giants and Arizona Diamondbacks play a rubber game Sunday afternoon.
The San Francisco Giants look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Giants have allowed 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven straight games. The San Francisco Giants have an ERA of 3.62 and have won nine of their last 13 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Brandon Belt leads San Francisco with 83 hits, Buster Posey has 39 RBI and Brandon Crawford has eight home runs. Albert Suarez gets the nod, and he’s 3-1 with a 3.83 ERA and 28 strikeouts this season. This will be Suarez’s first career game against the Diamondbacks.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks could use a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Diamondbacks have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks offense has been very consistent recently, and they’ve won seven of their last 11 games when scoring more than three runs. Jean Segura leads Arizona with 101 hits, Paul Goldschmidt has 54 RBI and Jake Lamb has 18 home runs. Robbie Ray takes the hill, and he’s 4-7 with a 4.69 ERA and 100 strikeouts this season. Ray is 1-0 with a 1.64 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The Giants are 6-1 in their last 7 Sunday games and 23-8 in their last 31 road games. The Diamondbacks are 5-1 in their last 6 Sunday games and 3-10 in Rays last 13 starts. The Giants are 39-19 in the last 58 meetings in Arizona.
Not sure how you can turn down plus money with the far better team. Ray hasn't been anything special this season and Arizona just snapped a six-game losing streak on Saturday. I'll gladly take the better team and the sweet price.