Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Francisco Giants - 8/18/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Francisco Giants - 8/18/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks

Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 3:10 PM (Chase Field)

The Line: San Francisco Giants -112 / Arizona Diamondbacks +103 -- Over/Under: 9 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The San Francisco Giants and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Sunday in MLB action at Chase Field.

The San Francisco Giants look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Giants have scored 28 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The San Francisco Giants have won five of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Kevin Pillar leads the Giants with 121 hits and 67 RBI while Brandon Belt and Brandon Crawford have combined for 181 hits and 97 RBI. Madison Bumgarner gets the ball, and he is 8-7 with a 3.63 ERA and 154 strikeouts this season. Bumgarner is 12-11 with a 2.54 ERA and 208 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.

The Arizona Diamondbacks need a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The Diamondbacks have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won seven of their last 11 games when scoring four or more runs. Ketel Marte leads the Diamondbacks with 152 hits and 71 RBI while Eduardo Escobar and Nick Ahmed have combined for 249 hits and 166 RBI. Merrill Kelly gets the ball, and he is 8-12 with a 4.75 ERA and 109 strikeouts this season. Kelly is 1-1 with a 2.76 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.

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The Giants are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 4 of a series, 6-1 in their last 7 Sunday games and 6-0 in Bumgarners last 6 starts. The Diamondbacks are 8-20 in their last 28 during game 4 of a series, 1-4 in their last 5 Sunday games and 1-7 in Kellys last 8 starts. The Giants are 7-1 in the last 8 meetings in Arizona, 4-0 in the last 4 meetings and 10-2 in Bumgarners last 12 road starts vs. Diamondbacks. The under is 5-1-1 in Kellys last 7 home starts. The over is 3-0-2 in Bumgarners last 5 road starts.

Bumgarner has allowed 37 hits and 15 earned runs in his last 49 innings, and he has a 4.64 ERA and .279 allowed batting average on the road. Kelly has allowed 46 hits and 28 earned runs in his last 37.1 innings, and he has a 3.84 ERA and .266 allowed batting average at home. Bumgarner has had issues on the road all year, as his ERA jumps nearly two full runs compared to his home ERA this season. However, in 157 at bats against current Diamondbacks, Bumgarner is allowing a .191 batting average with 33 strikeouts. The San Francisco Giants have also caught fire again and need to keep piling up the wins to stay in a wide open wild card race. We're getting a hot team and an ace pitcher at nearly a pick em price. Give me the San Francisco Giants.

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Randy’s Pick San Francisco Giants -112

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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