MLB Picks: San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

The San Francisco Giants (31-29) and Arizona Diamondbacks (35-26) will continue a three-game National League West series at Chase Field Saturday, with the first pitch scheduled for 10:10 p.m. ET

San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

The San Francisco Giants are 4-6 as road underdogs of +100 to +125 this season
The San Francisco Giants are 4-6 as road underdogs of +100 to +125 this season

San Francisco has plated just a single run in dropping the last two games, including a 3-1 setback to Arizona as +117 road underdogs Friday, while going UNDER the total for a fourth consecutive contest.  The Giants are now 3.5 games behind the Diamondbacks, as they continue a nine-game road trip that includes visits to teams with three of the top five records in the Senior Circuit.  San Francisco is 4-6 as road underdogs of +100 to +125, with the OVER going 6-4 in that situation.

Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (4-4, 3.46 ERA) has watched the club drop his last four outings, as he suffered a 7-1 setback on the road to the St. Louis Cardinals last time out, allowing five runs and six hits over six frames.  The left-hander is 2-3 with a 4.15 ERA in six road appearances, with opposing hitters batting .203 against him.  In 11 career games (10 starts) versus the Diamondbacks, Bumgarner has tallied a 3-3 record and 3.08 ERA, including a no-decision effort that resulted in a 2-1 road win on April 30.

Arizona has won three of its last four games, while going UNDER the betting total for the first time in seven contests.  The Diamondbacks continue to be led by first baseman Paul Goldschmidt offensively, as he’s hitting .332 with 15 home runs and a NL-leading 57 RBIs.  “He’s pretty special,” commented Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson.  “He really is.”  The team may have a tough time producing runs in this affair, as current players on the roster are hitting a combined .197 against Bumgarner.  Arizona is 5-6 at home with a money line of -100 to -125, with the UNDER going 7-4 in those 11 opportunities.

Diamondbacks starting pitcher Trevor Cahill (3-6, 3.27 ERA) has watched the team alternate wins and losses over his last 11 outings, as he looks to bounce back from a 7-1 road loss to the Cardinals, surrendering five runs and nine hits over five frames.  The right-hander is 1-3 with a 2.66 ERA in seven home appearances, allowing just a single home run in 44 combined innings.  In eight career efforts versus the Giants, Cahill has compiled a 4-2 record and 2.52 ERA.

Sports bettors will likely back the Diamondbacks due to their 7-3 record in their last 10 games versus divisional foes.

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