After the Arizona Diamondbacks and the San Francisco Giants first two games of their series, they each had notched one win. The rubber match will take place at 3:10 CT today with the pitchers being Drew Pomeranz for the Giants and Robbie Ray for the Dbacks. Arizona is still continuing their sneaky good season as they currently sit in second place in the NL West. San Francisco on the other hand, stinks out loud. This once great team is having Father Time catch up to them, and that is the main reason as to why they are so bad this season.
Line – Arizona -166, San Francisco +143
Spread – Arizona -1.5
O/U – 8
First Pitch – 3:10 p.m. CT at Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
San Francisco Giants
The Giants don’t really stand a chance today. Their starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz stinks out loud. There may be some bias that comes along with this because I love how Jared Carrabis covers the Red Sox, and he hated Pomeranz when he was in Boston. However, his numbers support this bias. He currently carries a 5.93 ERA and a 1.62 WHIP. Pomeranz has had one quality start in seven starts and has only made it through six innings one time. The other glaring problem with the Giants this season is there low batting average and on base percentage. As a team, they only have a .225 average and a .288 OBP. The high average in this lineup is Steven Duggar, and he only rips a .256 average. This is not great.
Arizona had hit a little bit of a rough patch recently, but they still sit in good shape. No one is going to catch the Dodgers in this division, but a second place finish in a highly competitive division is still a good accomplishment. This lineup is fueled by two players that not many baseball fans know about. Eduardo Escobar leads the team in home runs and runs batted in while David Peralta leads in batting average, on base percentage, and hits. Adam Jones has been a great addition for this team. This is maybe the best free agent signing that no one is talking about. His slash line is .285/.346/.512 and he has nine home runs. Plus, he adds a veteran presence to this squad.
Analysis & Prediction
I’m taking the Diamondback money line today. Pomeranz is not a good pitcher and their lineup is laughably bad. Arizona has been a fun story so far this season, and I believe that they can finish second place in this division and maybe snake a Wild Card spot. I don’t like any of the other lines in this game, but I’m fairly confident in this money line pick. The Dbacks are going to win this game 8-3. Pomeranz is going to give up five runs in four innings pitched. Book it.
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