Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Francisco Giants - 9/27/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (62-96) at Arizona Diamondbacks (91-67)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 3:40 pm (Chase Field)
J Samardzija (9-15) (4.51) vs. Z Greinke (17-6) (3.18)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks / San Francisco Giants --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSAZ, NSBA
The San Francisco Giants and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Wednesday in MLB action at Chase Field.
The San Francisco Giants look for a win here after splitting their last 10 games. The Giants have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The San Francisco Giants have won seven of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Buster Posey leads the Giants with 152 hits and 64 RBI while Joe Panik and Denard Span have combined for 271 hits and 95 RBI. Jeff Samardzija gets the ball, and he is 9-15 with a 4.51 ERA and 201 strikeouts this season. Samardzija is 3-4 with a 4.32 ERA and 75 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks also look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Diamondbacks scored 11 runs in Tuesday’s win and six or more runs in four of their last six games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won seven of their last eight games when scoring at least three runs. Paul Goldschmidt leads Arizona with 166 hits and 120 RBI while David Peralta and Jake Lamb have combined for 282 hits and 157 RBI. Zack Greinke gets the ball, and he is 17-6 with a 3.18 ERA and 211 strikeouts this season. Greinke is 11-2 with a 2.37 ERA and 95 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The Giants are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. National League West, 4-1 in Samardzijas last 5 starts with 4 days of rest and 5-2 in Samardzijas last 7 Wednesday starts. The Diamondbacks are 4-0 in their last 4 Wednesday games, 8-1 in their last 9 during game 3 of a series and 21-9 in their last 30 overall. The Giants are 35-16 in the last 51 meetings in Arizona, 2-5 in the last 7 meetings and the over is 11-3 in the last 14 meetings in Arizona.
Samardzija has allowed 13 runs in his last three starts and has an ERA of 4.99 with an allowed batting average of .263 on the road. He's also allowed no less than three runs in his four starts this season against Arizona, which also doesn't give me much confidence. The Arizona Diamondbacks are swinging a hot bat right now and playing some decent baseball as they gear up for a playoff run. I'll side with the home team here as a fade from the rough Giants.