Giants vs. Diamondbacks Saturday Pick
The Giants broke out for 11 runs last night in a 11-5 romp of the Diamondbacks in Arizona. Can they make it back-to-back upsets versus their National League West rivals or will the Diamondbacks rebound with a victory of their own?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, June 22, 2019
10:10 p.m. ET, Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 85% of the betting tickets are on the Diamondbacks to beat the Giants on the moneyline.
San Francisco Giants Fantasy Spin
Kevin Pillar went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer, four RBI and three runs scored to power the Giants to an 11-5 victory over the Diamondbacks on Friday. Pillar kicked off the Giants’ offensive explosion with a two-run homer off Diamondbacks starter Taylor Clarke in the second inning. He also tacked on a two-run single in the seventh. The 30-year-old outfielder has been exceptional of late, hitting .309 (21-for-68) with three long balls, 12 RBI and a pair of stolen bases across 18 games this month. At this stage of his career, Pillar doesn’t possess an extremely-high fantasy ceiling, but he’s worthy of a roster spot in deeper formats.
Arizona Diamondbacks Fantasy Spin
Nick Ahmed launched a two-run homer in the Diamondbacks loss to the Giants on Friday. Ahmed swatted a two-run dinger -- his sixth round-tripper of the season -- off Giants starter Jeff Samardzija in the fourth inning. It was his lone hit in four at-bats. The 29-year-old shortstop has made tremendous strides at the plate in recent years, but he remains more of a quality depth middle infield option in deeper fantasy formats than a legitimate starter in shallow formats.
MLB Betting Trends
The Giants are 5-1 in their last six road games versus a right-handed starter.
The Diamondbacks are 0-4 in their last four games following a loss.
The Diamondbacks are 0-4 in Zack Godley’s last four home starts and are 1-6 in his last seven outings versus the rest of the National League West. They’re also winless over their last five games and 0-4 in their last four at home. The Giants, meanwhile, have won four of Tyler Beede’s last five starts and are 4-1 in their last five games when their opponent allows five runs or more in its previous game.
Saturday MLB Prediction: San Francisco Giants +120