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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Francisco Giants - 8/16/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks
Date & Time Friday August 16, 2019, 9:40 PM (EDT)
Location
Chase Field
Phoenix, Arizona
The Line
The Line: San Francisco Giants +105 / Arizona Diamondbacks -125 -- Over/Under: 9
TV Channel
FSAZ, NSBA
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The San Francisco Giants and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Friday in MLB action at Chase Field.

The San Francisco Giants look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Giants have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The San Francisco Giants have won eight of their last 11 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 176 hits and 89 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 could use a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Diamondbacks have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 12 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 242 hits and 160 RBI. Mike Leake gets the ball, and he is 9-9 with a 4.58 ERA and 105 strikeouts this season. Leake is 5-2 with a 4.62 ERA and 49 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.

The Giants are 7-3 in their last 10 Friday games, 6-0 in Samardzijas last 6 road starts and 6-2 in Samardzija's last 8 starts. The Diamondbacks are 4-1 in their last 5 home games. The Giants are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Arizona, 2-5 in Samardzija's last 7 starts vs. Diamondbacks and 1-4 in Samardzija's last 5 road 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 earned runs in his last 50.2 innings, and he has a 3.82 ERA and .231 allowed batting average on the road. Leake has given up 21 hits and 10 earned runs in his 10.1 innings since coming over from Seattle, and he's allowing a .290 batting average on the season. The San Francisco Giants have a decent pitching advantage in this matchup and are playing the better baseball overall. The Giants and the plus money here is tough to turn down.

Pick:
San Francisco Giants +105

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