Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Francisco Giants Prediction MLB Picks 4/18/24

San Francisco Giants (8-11) vs Arizona Diamondbacks (9-10)

Game Info: Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 9:45 pm (Oracle Park)

Logan Webb (1-1) (3.80) vs Ryne Nelson (1-2) (5.27)

Betting Odds: San Francisco Giants -170 / Arizona Diamondbacks +145 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Diamondbacks vs Giants prediction for this MLB game on Thursday, April 18th at Oracle Park in San Francisco, California. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

  • The Diamondbacks recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Giants recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Arizona
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving San Francisco 
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Arizona and San Francisco
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Arizona and San Francisco 

Diamondbacks Preview

The Arizona Diamondbacks are 9-10 this year and they have won three of their last five games. Arizona is coming off of a series loss to the Cubs, where they lost two out of three games. Prior to that series, the Diamondbacks won two out of three against St. Louis and Colorado. The Arizona pitching staff has a 4.06 ERA, a 1.28 WHIP, and a .255 opponent batting average. The Diamondbacks offense has scored 106 runs with a .253 batting average and a .334 on base percentage. Lourdes Gurriel is batting .263 with five home runs and 20 RBI’s for the Diamondbacks. The projected starting pitcher for Arizona is Ryne Nelson, who is 1-2 with a 5.27 ERA and a 1.61 WHIP over 13.2 innings pitched this year. 

Giants Preview

The San Francisco Giants are 8-11 this season and they have alternated wins and losses over their last eight games. San Francisco is coming off of a series win against the Marlins, where they won two out of three games. Prior to that series, the Giants lost two out of three to the Rays and Nationals. The San Francisco pitching staff has a 4.75 ERA, a 1.29 WHIP, and a .258 opponent batting average. The Giants offense has scored 79 runs with a .246 batting average and a .315 on base percentage. Michael Conforto is batting .292 with four home runs and 14 RBI’s for the Giants. The projected starting pitcher for San Francisco is Logan Webb, who is 1-1 with a 3.80 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP over 23.2 innings pitched this season.

San Francisco Giants Player Prop Facts

  • LaMonte Wade Jr has hit a home run in each of the Giants' last two games as favorites against the Diamondbacks.
  • LaMonte Wade Jr has recorded two or more total bases in seven of his last eight appearances against the Diamondbacks.
  • Matt Chapman has recorded at least one RBI in five of his last six appearances against NL West opponents that held a losing record.
  • Logan Webb has recorded five or more strikeouts in five of his six previous home appearances against the Diamondbacks.
  • Logan Webb has recorded a win in five of his last six home appearances against NL West opponents.
  • Wilmer Flores has scored at least one run in each of his last four home appearances against the Diamondbacks.
  • Jung Hoo Lee has recorded at least one Single in each of his last eight appearances with the Giants as favorites.
  • Wilmer Flores has recorded at least one hit in 13 of his last 14 home appearances against the Diamondbacks.

Arizona Diamondbacks Player Prop Facts

  • Ketel Marte has hit a home run in three of the Diamondbacks' last four games as underdogs.
  • Lourdes Gurriel Jr. has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last six appearances against NL West opponents.
  • Lourdes Gurriel Jr. has recorded two or more total bases in seven of his last eight appearances against NL West opponents that held a losing record.
  • Christian Walker has recorded at least one hit in each of the Diamondbacks' last 11 games against NL West opponents that held a losing record.
  • Randal Grichuk has recorded a Double in each of the Diamondbacks' last three games against NL opponents.
  • Geraldo Perdomo has scored a run in each of his last four road appearances.
  • Lourdes Gurriel Jr. has recorded at least one Single in each of his last eight road appearances.
  • Corbin Carroll ranks T2nd in the league in Steals (8) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The San Francisco Giants rank 28th in the league for strikeouts this season (138).
  • The San Francisco Giants rank 26th in the league for ERA this season (4.75).
  • The Arizona Diamondbacks rank 1st in the league for strikeouts against this season (127).
  • The Arizona Diamondbacks rank T3rd in the league for runs scored this season (106).

Diamondbacks vs Giants Prediction

Both of these teams come into this series below .500 so far on the season and they could both really use a series win here. Arizona has been strong offensively, as they have already scored over 100 runs, but they have had some poor pitching performances. San Francisco has played very inconsistent in recent games, alternating wins and losses over their last eight games. The Giants are starting Logan Webb, who has allowed two earned runs or fewer in three of his four starts. The Diamondbacks are going with Ryne Nelson, who has allowed eight earned runs and 17 hits over 13.2 innings pitched this year. Nelson started the season with two poor outings, but pitched much better against the Cardinals last time out. Logan Webb is the better pitcher in this matchup, but I think we are getting a great price with a good Arizona offense. Take the Diamondbacks here. 

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