Giants vs. Diamondbacks Friday Pick
The Giants shut out the Diamondbacks 7-0 in the first of four games in Arizona this weekend. Will the Giants make it two in a row in the desert when they face off against Mike Leake at 9:40 p.m. ET on Friday night?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, August 16, 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, 61% of the betting tickets are on the Diamondbacks to beat the Giants on the moneyline.
San Francisco Giants Fantasy Spin
Buster Posey went 2-for-5 with an RBI double and a run scored in Thursday's win over the Diamondbacks. Posey drove an Alex Young pitch to the right-center field gap in the fifth inning, bringing in the runner on second base. Posey scored a batter later on Evan Longoria's two-run homer. The multi-hit game was the 32-year-old's first since July 28, and the extra-base hit was just his fourth this month. It's been a disappointing offensive year for the aging backstop, who's hitting .257/.324/.392 in 90 games overall.
Arizona Diamondbacks Fantasy Spin
Mike Leake was obliterated for eight runs over five innings in a loss to the Dodgers on Sunday. Leake surrendered a staggering 10 hits, including a season-high four home runs. He struck out two batters and also issued a pair of walks. The 31-year-old veteran remains a solid innings-eater, but his fantasy value is strictly limited to deeper fantasy formats and NL-Only leagues because of occasional blowups like this one. He owns a pedestrian 4.58 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 105/22 K/BB ratio across 24 starts this season. He’s not a bad streaming option against the Giants in the pitcher-friendly confines of Oracle Park on Friday.
MLB Betting Trends
The Giants have won four of their last five games overall.
The Diamondbacks are 5-2 in their last seven games after scoring two runs or fewer in their previous game, as they did last night when they were shut out at home.
The Giants have beaten the Diamondbacks in five of their last six games at Chase Field and while they haven’t been profitable when Jeff Samardzija starts against Arizona (2-5 in his last seven outings versus the D-Backs), they are 6-0 in his last six road starts. San Francisco has also won six of Samardzija’s last eight starts overall and are now 14-6 in its last 20 road games.
The Pick: San Francisco Giants +115