Giants vs. Diamondbacks Friday Pick

San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 5/17/2019 Predictions & Odds

National League West rivals will meet in Arizona on Friday night when the Diamondbacks host the Giants at 9:40 p.m. ET. Are the D-Backs a good bet to win the opener of a three-game set?

Game Snapshot & Odds

911 San Francisco Giants (+127) at 912 Arizona Diamondbacks (-138); 9 runs

Friday, May 17, 2019

9:40 p.m. ET, Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ

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Public Betting Trends

According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 72% of the betting tickets are on the Diamondbacks to beat the Giants on the moneyline.

San Francisco Giants Fantasy Spin

Giants activated C Buster Posey from the 7-day concussion injured list. Posey wound up missing just the minimum seven days. He's back in the Giants' lineup Friday against Merrill Kelly and the Diamondbacks. Aramis Garcia was optioned in a corresponding move.

Arizona Diamondbacks Fantasy Spin

Adam Jones delivered his ninth homer as part of a two-hit effort Wednesday in Arizona’s 11-1 rout of Pittsburgh. Jones had his fingerprints all over Wednesday’s victory. The former Oriole walked and scored in the first inning, blasted a solo shot off Chris Stratton in the fifth, then reached again on an infield single in the seventh. Rejuvenated by his move to the desert, Jones has impressed with a .276/.341/.509 slash line with nine jacks, 11 doubles and 25 RBI across 163 at-bats this year

MLB Betting Trends

San Francisco

The Giants are 13-28 in their last 41 road games.

Arizona

The Diamondbacks have won five straight games following an off day.

Prediction:

The Giants are just 1-4 in Jeff Samardzija’s last five starts against the Diamondbacks in Arizona. They’re also 3-9 in his last 12 road starts and have dropped 18 of his last 23 outings on the road when playing an opponent with a winning record. On the other side, the Diamondbacks have won six of their last seven games when playing the opener of a series and are 7-3 in their last 10 games after allowing two runs or fewer in their previous contest.

The Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks -138

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