Diamondbacks vs. Giants Prediction
After blowing an early lead in last night’s 5-4 loss, will the Arizona Diamondbacks rebound on Wednesday afternoon to earn a series victory over the San Francisco Giants? Here’s why backing the D-Backs could be profitable.
Game Snapshot with Current Odds
Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 3:45 p.m. ET, AT&T Park
TV: FSAZ (ARI); CSBA (SF)
Public Betting Trends
As of this writing, the Diamondbacks are receiving 66% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks to beat the Giants Wednesday on the money line. Meanwhile, 55% of the betting tickets wagered at on the total are on the over.
Ray looking to build off nine-strikeout performance
Robbie Ray flat dominated the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium last Thursday. He struck out nine batters over six innings of one-run ball in a 3-1 win. Granted, he did walk five batters on the night but surrendered just two hits en route to his second win of the season. It was a much better showing for Ray then his season debut when he allowed six earned runs against the Rockies.
A couple of Arizona hitters to watch today are Paul Goldschmidt and A.J. Pollock. Goldschmidt finished 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a walk and two runs scored in last night’s loss to the Giants. His solo home run into the left-center field seats off closer Hunter Strickland briefly tied the game in the ninth inning. Pollock, meanwhile, went 1-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a stolen base in the loss.
After slow start, McCutchen fitting in well with San Francisco Giants
Andrew McCutchen went 1-for-3 with a pair of walks, a run scored and two RBI in last night’s 5-4 victory over the Diamondbacks. One of those RBI was a walk-off in the bottom of the ninth inning. It was his second walk-off hit since last Saturday when he went deep against the Dodgers for a game-winning, three-run home run. He struggled in ihs first six games but has adjusted quickly. ‘Cutch’ has hit safely in three of his last four games.
Meanwhile, left-hander Andrew Suarez has joined the team in San Francisco and will pitch today’s matinee against the Diamondbacks. He’s needed because of Johnny Cueto’s ankle, which landed him on the disabled list on Tuesday night. The Giants have been decimated by injuries to their starting pitching but to their credit, they’ve managed to tread water in the early going.
The Diamondbacks are 8-3 in their last 11 games versus the Giants overall and are 4-0 in Ray’s last four starts versus San Francisco.
The Giants are just 33-69 in their last 102 games following a win and have dropped five of their last seven games when playing the third game of a series.
Jump on Arizona’s price before it goes up. Ray should dominate these San Francisco hitters and should be able to get to Suarez early. Despite last night’s loss, the D-Backs have won six of their last eight games, are 20-6 in their last 26 games versus a left-handed starter, and are 12-3 in their last 15 contests when playing the third game of a series.
Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks -129