The San Francisco Giants and Arizona Diamondbacks clash Wednesday in game 3 of an MLB series at Chase Field. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
San Francisco Giants Betting Preview
The Giants need a win after losing 5 of their last 7 games. The Giants are 3 games back in the NL wild card race. The Giants pitching staff is 12th in ERA (4.04), 10th in WHIP (1.26) and 20th in quality starts (47). The Giants' offense is 21st in runs per game (4.33), 23rd in batting average (.241) and 20th in homers (163). Thairo Estrada leads the Giants with 126 hits and 47 RBI, while JD Davis and Wilmer Flores have combined for 226 hits and 126 RBI. Logan Webb gets the ball, and he is 10-12 with a 3.31 ERA and 183 strikeouts this season. Webb is 5-2 with a 2.62 ERA and 47 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Preview
The Diamondbacks look to build on their 4-game winning streak. The Diamondbacks are currently in the second NL wild card spot. The Diamondbacks pitching staff is 22nd in ERA (4.57), 19th in WHIP (1.34) and 14th in quality starts (53). The Diamondbacks' offense is 14th in runs per game (4.64), 12th in batting average (.252) and 21st in homers (160). Ketel Marte leads the Diamondbacks with 152 hits and 79 RBI, while Corbin Carroll and Christian Walker have combined for 289 hits and 165 RBI. Merrill Kelly gets the ball, and he is 11-7 with a 3.45 ERA and 172 strikeouts this season. Kelly is 6-5 with a 3.48 ERA and 82 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The Giants have picked the wrong time to string together losses, as they're quickly falling out of the wild card race. Logan Webb is good enough to stop the bleeding, but do we trust the Giants as a team? I don't. The Diamondbacks are heading in a different direction with 4 straight wins, and Merrill Kelly is just as good with a 3.45 ERA and 1.21 WHIP. Kelly has a 2.81 ERA and .186 allowed batting average at home. Give me the Diamondbacks.