Giants vs Diamondbacks Prediction - MLB Picks 5/13/23

Arizona Diamondbacks (21-18) vs San Francisco Giants (17-21)

Game Info: Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 8:10 pm (Chase Field)

Zac Gallen (5-1) (2.36) vs Anthony DeSclafani (3-2) (2.80)

Betting Odds: Arizona Diamondbacks -170 / San Francisco Giants +140 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The San Francisco Giants will play the Arizona Diamondbacks in Game 3 of their series on Saturday night at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona.

Giants Preview

The San Francisco Giants are 17-21 this season and they have lost four of their last six games. San Francisco won Game 1 of this series by a score of 6-2 on Thursday. The San Francisco pitching staff has a 4.45 ERA, a 1.37 WHIP, and a .267 opponent batting average this year. The Giants offense has scored 170 runs with a .244 batting average and a .322 on base percentage. J.D. Davis is batting .308 with seven home runs and 21 RBI’s for the Giants. The projected starting pitcher for San Francisco is Anthony DeSclafani, who is 3-2 with a 2.80 ERA and a 0.93 WHIP over 45.0 innings pitched this season.

Diamondbacks Preview

The Arizona Diamondbacks are 21-18 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. Arizona won Game 2 of this series by a score of 7-5 on Friday night. The Arizona pitching staff has a 4.85 ERA, a 1.35 WHIP, and a .253 opponent batting average. The Diamondbacks offense has scored 200 runs with a .272 batting average and a .332 on base percentage this season. Christian Walker is batting .271 with nine home runs and 28 RBI’s for the Diamondbacks. The projected starting pitcher for Arizona is Zac Gallen, who is 5-1 with a 2.36 ERA and a 0.85 WHIP over 49.2 innings pitched this year. 

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San Francisco is 11-4 in their last 15 game three’s of a series and 5-2 in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record. The over is 6-1 in San Francisco’s last 7 Saturday games. Arizona is 2-4 in their last 6 games and 1-5 in their last 6 game three’s of a series. The over is 5-2 in Arizona’s last 7 Saturday games. The under is 8-4 in these two teams last 12 head to head meetings.


The Diamondbacks have struggled over their last few games, but they continue to be over .500 and are currently second in the NL West. Arizona is starting Zac Gallen, who has allowed a total of four earned runs over his last five starts. San Francisco is starting Anthony DeSclafani, who has pitched well this year, but did allow five earned runs in his last start against Washington. I am taking the Diamondbacks -1.5 in this matchup. 

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David’s Pick Diamondbacks -1.5

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