San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 4/9/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (7-2) at San Francisco Giants (4-4)
MLB Baseball: Monday, April 9, 2018 at 10:15 pm (AT&T Park)
Zack Godley (1-0) (1.29) vs. D Holland (0-1) (5.40)
The Line: San Francisco Giants +130 / Arizona Diamondbacks -140 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSAZ, NSBA
The Arizona Diamondbacks and San Francisco Giants meet Monday in MLB action at AT&T Park.
The Arizona Diamondbacks look for a strong road victory to build on their impressive 7-2 record. The Diamondbacks have allowed seven runs in their last three games and two or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won nine of their last 12 regular season games when allowing less than five runs. Offensively, A.J. Pollock leads Arizona with 12 hits and six RBI while David Peralta and Chris Owings have combined for 22 hits and 12 RBI. Zack Godley gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 1.29 ERA and three strikeouts this season. Godley is 1-1 with a 7.84 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
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The San Francisco Giants need a win here to get a game above a .500 record. The Giants have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in three of their last four games. The San Francisco Giants have scored one or less runs in five of their first eight games. Joe Panik leads the Giants with 11 hits and three RBI while Andrew McCutchen and Buster Posey have combined for 16 hits and seven RBI. Derek Holland gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA and four strikeouts this season. This will be Holland’s first career game against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. National League West, 17-8 in their last 25 during game 1 of a series and 1-4 in their last 5 Monday games. The Giants are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series, 4-1 in their last 5 Monday games and 7-2 in their last 9 home games. The Diamondbacks are 7-2 in the last 9 meetings and the under is 19-6-1 in the last 26 meetings in San Francisco.
Godley was sharp in his season debut, but it came against a Dodgers lineup that isn't doing much these days. Godley is allowing a .429 batting average against current Giants hitters in 35 at bats and can be hit around a bit on the road, which isn't the case at home. Holland was OK in his debut as well but didn't get any run support. The bottom line is we're getting plus money with a Giants squad at home that competes. If the Giants bats can produce a little more consistently, this will be a team to watch moving forward.