San Francisco Giants (50-30) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (23-60)
July 2, 2021 9:40 pm EDT
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +122 / San Francisco Giants -132; Over/Under: -8.5
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The San Francisco Giants and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Friday in MLB action at Chase Field. The Giants need a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The Diamondbacks need a win after losing 12 of their last 15 games.
The San Francisco Giants have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last six games. The Giants have lost six of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Buster Posey leads the Giants with 63 hits and 27 RBI while Brandon Crawford and Wilmer Flores have combined for 106 hits and 76 RBI. Alex Wood gets the ball, and he is 6-3 with a 3.91 ERA and 73 strikeouts this season. Wood is 6-4 with a 2.96 ERA and 70 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Diamondbacks have lost eight of their last 11 games when scoring four or more runs. Pavin Smith leads the Diamondbacks with 76 hits and 26 RBI while Eduardo Escobar and Josh Rojas have combined for 143 hits and 79 RBI. Zac Gallen gets the ball, and he is 1-3 with a 3.69 ERA and 46 strikeouts this season. Gallen is 1-2 with a 4.35 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The Giants are 15-6 in their last 21 road games and 5-0 in their last 5 Friday games. The Diamondbacks are 7-20 in their last 27 home games and 7-47 in their last 54 overall. The under is 4-1 in Giants last 5 overall. The over is 11-4 in Diamondbacks last 15 home games. The Giants are 19-7 in the last 26 meetings.
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The Giants are having a rough week, but they’ve been consistent enough this season to earn the benefit of the doubt. The Diamondbacks pitching staff lets them down time and time again, and while they won last night, they haven’t won back-to-back games since May 10-11. This price is more than reasonable. Give me the Giants.