|Written by Michael|
Bet on the MLBThe series between the Arizona Diamondbacks and San Francisco Giants continues tonight with game two of the set. The first pitch at AT&T Park, nestled on the shores of McCovey Bay, is scheduled to be thrown at 10:15 PM ET.
Perhaps the Giants (89-65) did a little too much celebrating after clinching the NL West crown on Saturday, as they have lost 2 in a row since. That includes last nights opening series loss to the D'Backs 7-2. They have won 7 of their last 10 however and are 46-33 in the Golden Gate Bridge city.
Arizona (78-76) has played well of late, but it is probably "too little, too late" for the Diamondbacks who are in 3rd place of the division trailing tonight's opponent and the Dodgers (by 1 game) and are 5.5 games behind for a wild card berth with just 8 to play. They are an identical 7-3 in the last 10 and are 40-39 away from the desert.
Ace righthander Matt Cain (15-5, 2.86 ERA) looks to stop the Giants 2 game skid tonight versus Arizona southpaw Wade Miley (16-10, 3.25 ERA). Against left-handed pitchers, the Giants are 36-17 overall, and 4-2 in their last 10 games. Against right-handers, the Diamondbacks are 47-49 on the season, and 4-1 in their last 10 games.
The Diamondbacks are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games, and 4-1 SU in their last 5 on the road. The total has gone OVER in 5 of their last 6 games, and OVER in 11 of their last 12 outside of Arizona. The Giants are 10-3 SU in their last 13 games, and 7-2 SU in their last 9 at home. The total has gone OVER in 6 of their last 7 games, and OVER in 6 of their last 7 at home.
Between these two teams, Arizona is 4-2 SU against San Francisco. They are 4-1 SU in their last 5 against the Giants in San Fran. The total has gone OVER in 5 of the last 7 games between these two, and OVER in 4 of the last 5 between them when the Giants are the home team.
San Francisco is a solid home favorite from Betroyal.com's sportsbook odds at a -$146, while the DBacks are a +$136. As the favorite, the Giants are 60-33 overall this season, and 6-1 in their last 10. As the dog, the Diamondbacks are 29-38 on the year, and 1-0 in their last 10 games. The over/ under is 6.5 total runs on a $115/$100 moneyline.