The San Fransisco Giants travel to Arizona to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday night. Johnny Cueto will get the start for the san Fransisco Giants. He has a 6-3 record and a 3.63 ERA. The Arizona Diamondbacks will send Merrill Kelly to the hill. He has a 4-7 record and a 4.73 ERA. The Diamondbacks are the worst team in MLB, so there’s only one side to back in this game.
The Pick: Giants ML (-142)
The Why: Giants are just better
The Giants come into this with the best record in MLB at 50-29. They have been able to win games in a number of ways. Their pitching ranks second in the league and their hitting ranks 12th. Also, they score the ninth most runs in baseball with 4.87 a game. Offensively Brandon Crawford leads the way with a .248 average and 17 homers. Crawford and the deep Giants lineup should be able to continue to hit well against Kelly. In his two starts against the Giants, Kelly has given up six earned runs in nine innings.
Johhny Cueto has been solid as ever for the Giants this year. In his last two starts he earned wins and allowed only three earned runs in 13 innings. Against the Diamondbacks earlier this year, he allowed four earned runs in five innings pitched. Offensively, the Diamond backs rank 22nd in average and 19th in runs. They struggle too get consistent runs for their average pitching, and that should continue tonight against Cueto.
We’re backing the Giants in this one. Johnny Cueto should be able to have his way with a bad Diamondbacks lineup. The Giants lineup should continue their success against Kelly and pick up the win on Thursday. Take the Giants.
Trends We’re Betting On
Giants are 9-0 SU in their last 9 against the Diamondbacks
Diamondbacks are 2-18 SU in their last 20
Diamondbacks are 1-9 SU in their last 10 home games
Yesterday’s Pick: Red Sox ML 💰
Pretty much what I expected. The Red Sox jus had the better bats and that led to the win. Let’s get some more.
Pick Of The Day Record: 12-17-1
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