Arizona Diamondbacks at San Francisco Giants - 9/7/20 MLB Picks and Prediction
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Arizona Diamondbacks (15-26) at San Francisco Giants (20-21)
MLB Baseball: Monday, September 7, 2020 at 8:05 pm (Oracle Park)
Zac Gallen (1-0) (1.80) vs. Kevin Gausman (2-2) (4.65)
The Line: San Francisco Giants +115 / Arizona Diamondbacks -125 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Arizona Diamondbacks and San Francisco Giants meet Monday in MLB action at Oracle Park.
The Arizona Diamondbacks need a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Diamondbacks have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last eight games. The Diamondbacks have lost 13 straight games when scoring three or less runs. Ketel Marte leads the Diamondbacks with 47 hits and 12 RBI while Christian Walker and David Peralta have combined for 82 hits and 47 RBI. Zac Gallen gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 1.80 ERA and 54 strikeouts this season. Gallen is 1-0 with a 1.38 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The San Francisco Giants look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Giants have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight straight games. The Giants have won 12 of their last 15 games when scoring four or more runs. Mike Yastrzemski leads the Giants with 45 hits and 27 RBI while Donovan Solano and Wilmer Flores have combined for 85 hits and 48 RBI. Kevin Gausman gets the ball, and he is 2-2 with a 4.43 ERA and 53 strikeouts this season. Gausman is 1-1 with a 3.38 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 8-22 in their last 30 road games, 1-5 in their last 6 games as a road favorite and 2-14 in their last 16 overall. The Giants are 5-2 in their last 7 games as a home underdog, 7-3 in their last 10 home games and 2-5 in their last 7 during game 4 of a series. The under is 8-2 in Diamondbacks last 10 road games. The over is 12-5-1 in Giants last 18 home games. The Diamondbacks are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in San Francisco and 2-6 in the last 8 meetings.
Zac Gallen has allowed seven runs and 25 hits in his last 40 innings while Kevin Gausman has allowed 15 earned runs and 27 hits in his last 32.1 innings. The Arizona Diamondbacks clearly have the pitching edge in this matchup, but I'm not sure it matters much given their struggles and inability to put runs on the board. The San Francisco Giants are playing the better baseball overall and have been kind to us in the underdog role throughout the season. I'm not backing the Diamondbacks in their current form no matter who is pitching. Give me the Giants and the plus money.