Giants vs. D-Backs Thursday Prediction

San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 4/19/2018 Prediction & Odds

Will the under continue to be a great bet when the San Francisco Giants and Arizona Diamondbacks wrap up their series Thursday night at 9:40 p.m. ET? This National League West series has been low-scoring throughout.

Game Snapshot & Odds

957 San Francisco Giants (+160) at 958 Arizona Diamondbacks (-170); 8.5 runs

Thursday, April 19, 2018

9:40 p.m. ET, Chase Field

TV: CSBA (SFG); FSAZ (ARI)

Public Betting Trends

Oddsmakers from online sportsbook YouWager currently list the Diamondbacks as a -170 favorite. As of this writing, 78% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Diamondbacks to beat the Giants on the money line. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.

Giants' Blach inconsistent but has pitched well at times

Ty Blach kept the Dodgers to one run on four hits over six innings in a no-decision Sunday.

After he stymied the Dodgers over five innings in his 2018 debut, Blach proved he's still got their number with his six strong innings Sunday. In between, he allowed six runs on 10 hits in a loss to the Mariners, so Blach's dominance doesn't extend much past southern California, it seems.

Diamondbacks' Greinke off to a so-so start to season

Zack Greinke picked up his first win after allowing four runs in 6 1/3 innings Friday against the Dodgers.

Greinke appeared to hurt his back early on, but he stayed in after a visit from the trainer and limited the Dodgers to two runs through six. The third and fourth runs came after he was removed from the game in the seventh. Greinke is 1-1 with a 5.29 ERA.

MLB Betting Trends

San Francisco

The Giants are 1-8 in Blach's last nine starts and are 1-6 in his last seven road outings.

Arizona

The Diamondbacks are 21-10 in Greinke's last 31 starts and are 21-8 in his last 29 home starts.

Prediction:

The Giants make for one of the best 'under' teams in baseball because they've gotten great pitching from their banged-up starting rotation and, oh yeah, they can't hit a lick. Their lineup is chockfull of quality players but those players have aged and have no pop. Greinke isn't off to the best start in 2018 but he should be able to carve up this San Francisco lineup and keep the scoring in check. No need to go away from the under in this series.

 

The Pick: Giants/Diamondbacks under 8.5

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