San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 5/24/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks at San Francisco Giants
Friday, May 24, 2019 at 9:15 PM (Oracle Park)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -141 / San Francisco Giants +120 -- Over/Under: 7.5
TV: FSAZ, NSBA
The Arizona Diamondbacks and San Francisco Giants meet Friday in MLB action at Oracle Park.
The Arizona Diamondbacks could use a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Diamondbacks have scored five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 13 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have lost seven straight games when scoring three or less runs. David Peralta leads the Diamondbacks with 59 hits and 30 RBI while Eduardo Escobar and Ketel Marte have combined for 103 hits and 65 RBI. Robbie Ray gets the ball, and he is 3-1 with a 3.25 ERA and 67 strikeouts this season. Ray is 4-1 with a 2.89 ERA and 89 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The San Francisco Giants look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Giants have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six 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 44 hits and 22 RBI while Joe Panik and Kevin Pillar have combined for 74 hits and 38 RBI. Drew Pomeranz gets the ball, and he is 1-4 with a 5.66 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. Pomeranz is 0-3 with a 7.76 ERA and 32 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 6-0 in their last 6 games following an off day, 0-5 in their last 5 vs. National League West and 4-1 in Ray's last 5 starts. The Giants are 2-5 in their last 7 games vs. a left-handed starter, 2-8 in their last 10 Friday games and 0-4 in their last 4 during game 1 of a series. The Diamondbacks are 4-10 in the last 14 meetings and 4-1 in Ray's last 5 road starts vs. Giants. The under is 6-2 in Pomeranz's last 8 starts overall. The over is 48-18-1 in Diamondbacks last 67 games following an off day.
The San Francisco Giants play hard and compete, but they seem to be on the losing end more times than not for one reason or another. With that in mind, I also don't want to get behind Pomeranz, a pitcher who has allowed 22 earned runs and walked 18 in 35 innings. Ray has been solid this season, and that includes allowing three earned runs in his last 14.2 innings. The Giants make it tough to get behind them with the lack of clutch hitting and consistent offense overall. Give me the Arizona Diamondbacks and the reasonable price.