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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Francisco Giants - 8/15/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks
Date & Time Thursday August 15, 2019, 9:40 PM (EDT)
Chase Field
Phoenix, Arizona
The Line
The Line: San Francisco Giants +115 / Arizona Diamondbacks -135 -- Over/Under: 9
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The San Francisco Giants and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Thursday in MLB action at Chase Field.

The San Francisco Giants look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Giants have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 12 games. The San Francisco Giants have won seven of their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Kevin Pillar leads the Giants with 114 hits and 62 RBI while Brandon Belt and Brandon Crawford have combined for 175 hits and 88 RBI. Jeff Samardzija gets the ball, and he is 9-9 with a 3.55 ERA and 115 strikeouts this season. Samardzija is 4-5 with a 4.39 ERA and 84 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.

The Arizona Diamondbacks look for a win after winning seven of their last 11 games. The Diamondbacks have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won six of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Ketel Marte leads the Diamondbacks with 150 hits and 70 RBI while Eduardo Escobar and Nick Ahmed have combined for 240 hits and 160 RBI. Alex Young gets the ball, and he is 4-2 with a 3.32 ERA and 31 strikeouts this season. This will be Young’s second career game against the Giants.

The Giants are 11-3 in their last 14 vs. National League West, 14-6 in their last 20 during game 1 of a series and 6-2 in Samardzija's last 8 starts. The Diamondbacks are 4-1 in their last 5 home games, 6-2 in their last 8 vs. National League West and 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The Giants are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Arizona and 2-5 in Samardzija's last 7 starts vs. Diamondbacks. The over is 4-1 in Diamondbacks last 5 home games. The under is 4-0 in Samardzija's last 4 starts overall.

Samardzija has allowed 31 hits and 11 runs in his last 50.2 innings, and he has a 3.82 ERA and .231 allowed batting average on the road. Young has allowed 22 hits and 13 runs in his last 33 innings, and he has a 3.38 ERA and .113 allowed batting average at home. While it's only been 16 frames, Young has been very tough to hit at home and is averaging over a strikeout per inning. Both teams are in the thick of the wild card race, so this is a huge series for both sides. While Samardzija is pitching well, I kind of lean toward the Diamondbacks because of home field. 

Arizona Diamondbacks -135

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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