The San Francisco Giants and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Saturday in MLB action at Chase Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The San Francisco Giants have scored 17 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 7 of their last 9 games. The Giants have won 5 of their last 7 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Thairo Estrada leads the Giants with 46 hits and 14 RBI, while JD Davis and Mike Yastrzemski have combined for 61 hits and 34 RBI. Anthony DeSclafani gets the ball, and he is 3-2 with a 2.80 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. DeSclafani is 4-2 with a 2.95 ERA and 50 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have scored 13 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 7 games. The Diamondbacks have split their last 8 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. leads the Diamondbacks with 38 hits and 19 RBI, while Christian Walker and Ketel Marte have combined for 73 hits and 44 RBI. Zac Gallen gets the ball, and he is 5-1 with a 2.36 ERA and 64 strikeouts this season. Gallen is 2-4 with a 4.05 ERA and 58 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The Giants are 11-4 in their last 15 during game 3 of a series. The Diamondbacks are 1-4 in their last 5 home games and 1-5 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series. The under is 4-1 in Giants last 5 road games. The under is 7-3 in Diamondbacks last 10 home games. The Giants are 39-17 in the last 56 meetings.
The San Francisco Giants have heated up offensively and Anthony DeSclafani has been sharp this season. However, the Arizona Diamondbacks have been the better, more consistent team and Zac Gallen is one of the best pitchers in baseball this season. Through 49.2 innings, Gallen has a 2.36 ERA and 0.85 WHIP, with 11.6 strikeouts per 9 innings. Just filthy, folks. Give me the Diamondbacks and the RL for max betting value.