MLB Predictions: Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Francisco Giants

The Arizona Diamondbacks (3-8) and San Francisco Giants (6-3) will continue a National League West series Thursday night, with the first pitch scheduled for 10:15 p.m. ET at AT&T Park

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Francisco Giants 

The San Francisco Giants are scoring more runs in 2014
The San Francisco Giants are scoring more runs in 2014

Arizona has alternated wins and losses over its last four games, as it looks to build off a 7-3 victory over San Francisco as +113 road underdogs Wednesday, while going OVER the betting total for the fifth time in six contests.  The Diamondbacks are being led offensively by first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, who is batting .381 on the season and has terrorized one of the team’s biggest rivals.  Arizona is 29-34 as road underdogs of +100 to +125 the last two-plus seasons, with the UNDER going 34-25 in that situation.

Diamondbacks starting pitcher Randall Delgado (0-1, 11.57 ERA) will be making his third appearance of the season, as he looks to bounce back from a 12-2 road defeat to the Colorado Rockies last week.  The right-hander is 6-9 with a 5.21 ERA in 22 career road games, with opposing hitters batting .268 against him.  In three career outings versus the Giants, Delgado has compiled a 1-1 record and 0.96 ERA.

San Francisco has alternated wins and losses over its last four games, while it has gone OVER the betting total in six consecutive affairs.  The Giants have scored a lot of runs in the early going during the 2014 campaign, with leadoff hitter Angel Pagan leading the way—hitting .462 in the early going.  It’s important to point out that the franchise is in the midst of playing its first 22 games versus division opponents.  San Francisco is 25-21 at home with a money line of -100 to -125 since the 2012 season.

Giants starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong (0-0, 9.00 ERA) didn’t factor into the decision of a 8-4 road win over the Dodgers last time out, as he allowed four runs and seven hits over four frames.  The right-hander tallied a 3-3 record and 5.29 ERA in 11 home games last season, with opposing hitters batting .285 against him.  In 16 lifetime appearances (10 starts) versus the Diamondbacks, Vogelsong has gone 2-4 with a 4.48 ERA.

Sports bettors will likely back the Diamondbacks due to the Giants being 1-4 in Vogelsong’s last five efforts in the series.

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