San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 8/4/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (62-46) at San Francisco Giants (42-68)
MLB Baseball: Friday, August 4, 2017 at 10:15 pm (AT&T Park)
() () vs. M Bumgarner (1-4) (2.92)
The Line: San Francisco Giants / Arizona Diamondbacks --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSAZ, NSBA
The Arizona Diamondbacks and San Francisco Giants meet Friday in MLB action at AT&T Park.
The Arizona Diamondbacks look for another win after splitting their last 12 games. The Diamondbacks have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Paul Goldschmidt leads the Diamondbacks with 122 hits and 85 RBI while David Peralta and Jake Lamb have combined for 205 hits and 119 RBI. Anthony Banda gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 6.35 ERA and five strikeouts this season. This will be Banda's first career game against the Giants.
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The San Francisco Giants could use another win after losing nine of their last 14 games. The Giants have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The San Francisco Giants have won six of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Buster Posey leads the Giants with 113 hits and 48 RBI while Joe Panik and Brandon Belt have combined for 190 hits and 85 RBI. Madison Bumgarner gets the ball, and he is 1-4 with a 2.92 ERA and 49 strikeouts this season. Bumgarner is 9-7 with a 2.58 ERA and 160 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series, 0-5 in their last 5 games vs. a left-handed starter and 5-16 in their last 21 road games vs. a left-handed starter. The Giants are 9-19 in their last 28 home games, 13-6 in Bumgarners last 19 home starts and 1-7 in Bumgarners last 8 starts. The Diamondbacks are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in San Francisco, 6-16 in the last 22 meetings and the under is 20-7-1 in the last 28 meetings in San Francisco.
Banda has just one career start under his belt and it wasn't good when he got lit up by the Washington Nationals. Bumgarner doesn't have the results this season, but he has allowed just 11 hits and one run in his last 12 innings. The Giants are also showing recent signs of offense even though that may not last long. Either way, I have to side with one of the better pitchers in baseball against a kid making his second career start and first ever on the road.