San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Picks, Odds, Predictions 8/3/2021

San Francisco Giants (66-39) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (33-73)
August 3, 2021 9:40 pm EDT
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +139 / San Francisco Giants -151; Over/Under: -9.5
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The San Francisco Giants and the Arizona Diamondbacks meet Tuesday in MLB action from Chase Field. This will be the second installment in a three-game series between these teams this week. In the opener on Monday, the Giants powered out an extra-innings victory. Check back all season long for free MLB picks at Sports Chat Place. 

San Francisco played the Astros over the weekend, losing Friday but then picking up wins in the two remaining games. In the Monday opener versus Arizona, the Giants scored five in the fifth and three in the 10th on the way to a wild 11-8 win. Anthony DeSclafani put up 4.1 innings with seven hits and four earned runs.

For the starter gig in the Tuesday game, the Giants will send Johnny Cueto to the mound. Across his 93.2 innings of work this year, Cueto has 98 hits, 42 runs (40 earned), 13 homers allowed, 19 walks, 82 Ks and a 3.84 ERA. 

Over on the Diamondbacks’ side, they played the Dodgers this weekend. Arizona won Friday but lost the other pair in that series. On Monday, the Diamondbacks managed to tie things up with three runs in the seventh inning but couldn’t close it out. Taylor Widener went 4.1 frames on five hits, three walks and five earned.

For the starting pitcher slot in the Tuesday game two, Arizona is sending out Madison Bumgarner. Over 77.2 innings this year Bumgarner has 70 hits, 48 runs (42 earned), 11 homers allowed, 20 walks, 73 Ks and a 4.87 ERA. 

The Giants are 18-6 in their last 24 road games with a total of 7.0-8.5 and 22-8 in their last 30 versus a team with a winning percentage below .400. San Francisco is 16-7 in their last 23 Tuesday games and 1-4 in the last five in game two of a series. 

Meanwhile, the Diamondbacks are 2-5 in their last seven Tuesday games and 15-51 in the last 66 overall. Arizona is 18-50 in their last 68 versus the NL West and 6-15 in the last 21 in game two of a series. 

PICK: I’m going to take a stab on the Diamondbacks in this one. Cueto has been pretty good over his last three starts, notching a total of 15.2 innings with nine hits, four earned and four walks. As for Bumgarner, he’s got four earned across his last three starts on 18.0 innings and 13 hits. I like this starter matchup, and I think both guys will pitch well. If Arizona’s bullpen can hold up after Bumgarner leaves they should have a realistic shot at a W. 

Andrew Jett's Free Pick:
Arizona Diamondbacks +139
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Andrew Jett

Andrew has been writing about college, professional and fantasy sports betting since 2013. Andrew's goal is to break down the complicated numbers and trends into a language that's easily accessible to novice sports bettors and seasoned professionals alike.

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