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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Francisco Giants - 5/19/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks
Date & Time Sunday May 19, 2019, 4:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Chase Field
Phoenix, Arizona
The Line
The Line: San Francisco Giants +151 / Arizona Diamondbacks -164 -- Over/Under: 8.5
TV Channel
FSAZ, NSBA
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The San Francisco Giants and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Sunday in MLB action at Chase Field.

The San Francisco Giants look for a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Giants have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The San Francisco Giants have won five of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Steven Duggar leads the Giants with 40 hits and 20 RBI while Joe Panik and Kevin Pillar have combined for 64 hatstand 34 RBI. Drew Pomeranz gets the ball, and he is 1-4 with a 5.93 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. Pomeranz is 0-3 with a 8.51 ERA and 30 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.

The Arizona Diamondbacks look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Diamondbacks have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won five of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. David Peralta leads the Diamondbacks with 58 hits and 30 RBI while Eduardo Escobar and Adam Jones have combined for 97 hits and 56 RBI. Robbie Ray gets the ball, and he is 3-1 with a 3.14 ERA and 61 strikeouts this season. Ray is 4-1 with a 2.89 ERA and 83 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.

The Giants are 7-22 in their last 29 during game 3 of a series, 13-29 in their last 42 road games and 3-9 in their last 12 Sunday games. The Diamondbacks are 6-14 in their last 20 during game 3 of a series, 1-11 in their last 12 Sunday games and 9-3 in Ray's last 12 starts with 5 days of rest. The Diamondbacks are 5-2 in Ray's last 7 starts vs. Giants. The over is 34-16-1 in Ray's last 51 home starts. The under is 5-2 in Pomeranz's last 7 starts overall.

Pomeranz is coming off a game against the Reds where he allowed nine hits and seven earned runs in 1.2 innings, and he's allowing a .295 batting average on the season. Ray has allowed just one earned run in his last 10.2 innings and has 17 strikeouts during that span. The San Francisco Giants have also won back-to-back games just once since April 26, so this is a squad that's hard to buy into after a decent performance, as that letdown isn't too far behind. I'll back the Arizona Diamondbacks at home with the more trustworthy pitcher. 

Pick:
Arizona Diamondbacks -164

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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