Diamondbacks vs. Giants Prediction
The Arizona Diamondbacks are off to a great start to 2018 and they'll look to continue their hot play on Monday night in San Francisco. The D-Backs will attempt to build off their successful trip to St. Louis with another win behind Zack Godley when they visit the Giants at 10:15 p.m. ET.
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, April 9, 2018
10:15 p.m. ET, AT&T Park
TV: FSAZ (ARI); CSBA (SFG)
(Odds courtesy of online sportsbooks YouWager)
Public Betting Trends
As of this writing, 74% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Diamondbacks to beat the Giants on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Arizona Diamondbacks off to strong start following trip to St. Louis
The Diamondbacks took two of three against the Cardinals in the Gateway City this weekend, with their only loss coming on Saturday when Zack Greinke struggled. Both Robbie Ray and Taijuan Walker shut down St. Louis' potent lineup, holding the Cardinals to two combined runs in Arizona's two victories.
The Diamondbacks will send Godley to the mound tonight to help keep the good times rolling. Godley pitched against the Dodgers last week, outdueling Clayton Kershaw in a 6-1 win in which he limited the Dodgers on four hits and one walk in seven innings.
"My goal each and every time out is to do everything I can to help the team win," Godley proudly boasted after his seven-inning effort. "This was one of those times where it called for me to try to go a little bit longer, and I was glad I was able to do it."
San Francisco Giants continue to play .500 ball
All things considered, the Giants will take their 4-4 record. They started the season forced to place Madison Bumgarner (their ace), Jeff Samardjiza (their No. 3), and Mark Melancon (their closer) on the disabled list. And oh-by-the-way, the Giants kicked off their season with three games in L.A. against the defending NL pennant winners, the Dodgers. After taking two-of-three in L.A. and splitting what turned into a two-game series due to one rainout over the weekend, San Francisco will take its 4-4 record.
Now the Giants will face another tough NL West rival tonight in the Diamondbacks. They'll send Derek Holland to the mound hoping to support him more than they did his first start of the season. Holland received zero offensive support in a 5-0 road loss to the Dodgers in his National League debut last week. The Giants failed to play sound defense in that game too, as he allowed just three hits and walked three in five innings. Two of the five runs he allowed were unearned after a miscue in the outfield between Gregor Blanco and Andrew McCutchen allowed two runs to score on what should have been an out.
MLB Betting Trends
The Diamondbacks have won seven of their last nine games against the Giants and are 5-1 in their last six divisional games.
The Giants are 7-3 in their last 10 home games and 6-1 in their last seven home games versus a right-handed starter.
The Diamondbacks are hot so if you want to lay the -130 on the money line to back the better team, I don't blame you. I hesitate only because the Giants have rotated between dominant and lackluster so I don't feel like playing Russian Roulette with them tonight.
The under, however, feels like a profitable bet tonight. The under is 19-6-1 in the last 26 meetings in San Francisco and the Giants are coming off another 1-run effort on Sunday. Granted, Kershaw was on the mound for the Dodgers but Godley should put together another strong effort against a Jekyll and Hyde San Fran offense. (Besides, even in their winning series in St. Louis, the Diamondbacks didn't tear the cover off the ball.)
The Pick: Diamondbacks/Giants under 7.5