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2020 MLB Handicapping
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Francisco Giants
Date: Thursday, August 21st
Time: 9:45 PM ET
Venue: Oracle Park
Projected Pitchers: Robbie Ray vs. Logan Webb
MLB Moneyline Odds: DBacks -110, Giants +106
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: DBacks +1.5 (-217)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 9
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The Diamondbacks enter this game on a roll. They’re 7-3 in their last 10 after picking up two of three from Colorado, then sweeping San Diego, and picking up two of three from Oakland.
The Diamondbacks are 4.5 games back of the Dodgers for the NL West lead. However, they’re only a half-game back for second in the division and that coveted playoff spot.
The Diamondbacks have been shaky on the road. Their OPS, wOBA and WRC+ all significantly drop when they play away from Arizona. Additionally, they are 8-5 at home this season but just 5-8 on the road.
Robbie Ray will start for the Diamondbacks. Ray is 1-2 in his five starts this season with an 8.59 ERA and a 1.91 WHIP. It’s worth noting the Diamondbacks have won the last three Ray starts.
San Francisco Giants
San Francisco, on the other hand, are 3-7 in their last 10. They recently got swept by Oakland and dropped two of three to Houston.
The Giants bats are, by pretty much every metric, completely average. In fact, they have exactly a 100 WRC+, meaning the Giants are the benchmark for that statistic.
However, when the Giants are hitting at Oracle Park, they magically become one of the best lineups in baseball. At home this season, the Giants have posted an .827 OPS (fourth in Majors), a .352 wOBA (fourth in Majors), and a 130 WRC+ (third in Majors).
A big part of the Giants hitting success has come from youngster Mike Yastrzemski. The grandson of Red Sox great Carl Yastrzemski, Mike has been hitting very well since he was dealt from Baltimore. This year, Yastrzemski is hitting .319/.439/.660 for an OPS of 1.098 (sixth in Majors). Additionally, his 2.0 WAR only trails Tatis Jr. for best in the Majors.
Logan Webb will start for the Giants. Webb is 1-2 in his five starts this season with a 3.54 ERA and a 1.57 WHIP.
Free Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Prediction:
Not only do the Giants have one of the best home lineups in baseball, but they also excel against left-handed pitching.
The Giants OPS jumps from .701 against RHP to .796 against LHP. Furthermore, their wOBA jumps from .302 to .339 and their WRC+ jumps from 93 to 118 (!!!). All-in-all, when the Giants are hitting at home against left-handed pitchers, they have a .288 average with a .900 OPS and have scored the fourth-most runs in the Majors.
Additionally, the Diamondbacks left-handed pitcher today, Ray, has struggled on the road. In his two road starts this season, Ray has allowed nine ER on 11 hits and six walks over just 7.1 IP. That’s good for an 11.05 ERA, a 2.32 WHIP and a 5.60 FIP.
The Giants pitcher, Logan Webb, has been slightly better. However, Webb has struggled more at home, allowing 4 ER on 7 hits and 9 walks over 8.0 IP in two home starts this season.
The Giants lineup turns red hot when they’re facing a left-handed pitcher at home. And, on Friday night, the Giants lineup will be facing a left-handed pitcher who struggles on the road. Look for the Giants to win in a super-high-scoring matchup.
MLB Betting Trends:
- The Over is 8-1-1 in the Giants last 10 home games
- The Over is 14-10-1 in the Giants last 25 overall
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