Arizona Diamondbacks (53-63) vs. San Francisco Giants (59-57)
August 18, 2022 3:45 pm EDT
The Line: San Francisco Giants -132 / Arizona Diamondbacks +100; Over/Under: -7.5
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The Arizona Diamondbacks and the San Francisco Giants meet in an NL West division matchup in MLB action from Oracle Park on Thursday.
The Arizona Diamondbacks will look to finish the series strong after a low-scoring battle with the Giants on Wednesday. Daulton Varsho’s got 91 hits, 16 home runs and 55 RBIs this season. Christian Walker has a team-high 29 home runs and 69 RBIs and Ketel Marte has a team-high 96 hits with 32 doubles while Geraldo Perdomo has 62 hits with 26 RBIs. Zac Gallen will start here and is 8-2 with a 2.94 ERA and 120 strikeouts this season.
The San Francisco Giants will look to come alive and win Thursday’s finale after a slow offensive outing on Wednesday. Joc Pederson leads the Giants with 17 home runs and 46 RBIs while Wilmer Flores has 96 hits with 58 RBIs of his own, 23 doubles and a .255 batting average. Thairo Estrada has 93 hits with 18 doubles and 48 RBIs as well this season. Mike Yastrzemski also has 22 doubles of his own as well as a .215 batting average on the year. Logan Webb will start here and is 11-5 with a 3.00 ERA and 124 strikeouts this season.
Arizona is 32-87 in their last 119 road games and 43-101 in their last 144 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 division games. San Francisco is 3-13 in their last 16 division games and 60-28 in their last 88 home games against a team with a losing record while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 games against a team with a right-handed starter.
I get the reasoning for backing either side in this one, but the issue here is that we have a matchup that screams pitcher’s duel with Zac Gallen on fire and Logan Webb pitching his far better ball at home this season. I think this is a first to three wins kind of game, like how Wednesday’s matchup looked for the majority of the game, so give me the under here.