Giants vs. Diamondbacks Prediction
National League West rivals wrap up their series in Arizona on Thursday afternoon when the Diamondbacks host the Giants at 3:40 p.m. ET. With Alex Wood set to oppose Merrill Kelly in the pitching matchup, what’s the best bet on the board when it comes to this series finale?
905 San Francisco Giants (-185) at 906 Arizona Diamondbacks (+150); o/u 9
3:40 p.m. ET, Thursday, August 5, 2021
Chase Field, Arizona
San Francisco Giants DFS Notes
Tommy La Stella went 2-for-2 with a run scored and two walks against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday. La Stella made his return to the lineup after missing three months with a hamstring injury and fractured thumb. He got the start at third base and reached in all four of his plate appearances. La Stella scored a run in the sixth on a single by Donovan Solano after leading off the inning with a base hit. The 32-year-old infielder’s versatility will come in handy for the Giants down the stretch as he should be in the lineup more often than not against right-handed pitching.
Arizona Diamondbacks DFS Notes
Josh VanMeter was held out of the Diamondbacks starting lineup on Wednesday due to back spasms. VanMeter was in the club’s original lineup, but wound up getting scratched shortly before the game began. As of now, the injury sounds minor and he should be able to avoid a stint on the injured list. Jake Hager started in his place on Wednesday and could see increased action over the next couple of days while VanMeter is sidelined.
Giants vs. Diamondbacks MLB Betting Prediction
The under is 7-3-1 in the last 11 meetings between these two teams in Arizona and is 3-1-1 in the Giants’ last five road games. The under is also 5-2-1 in San Francisco’s last eight divisional games, is 3-1- in its last five games when playing the fourth game of a series and is 5-1 in its last six games as a road favorite. On the other side, the under is 10-4 in the Diamondbacks’ last 14 games when playing the fourth game of a series.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: GIANTS/DIAMONDBACKS UNDER 9