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MLB Betting Prediction: Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Francisco Giants 4/18/2024

Arizona Diamondbacks (8-8) vs. San Francisco Giants (7-10)

The mid-April series brings an intriguing National League West matchup as the Arizona Diamondbacks, holding an even .500 record, face off against the San Francisco Giants who are slightly below at 7-10. Set in the scenic Oracle Park, this Thursday night game promises to attract a lot of attention not just from fans but also from top online betting platforms. Both teams look to improve their standings early in the season, making this a crucial game to gain momentum.

The Diamondbacks just recently proved themselves to be a strong team as they just achieved a 4-1 performance in their recent outings. Their overall team statistics are good with the .261 batting average and the .406 slugging percentage, which shows through scoring 89 runs and hitting 17 home runs. Their pitching, maintaining a rate of 3.84 team ERA, has been sufficient enough to avoid a landslide of runs. The mixture of decent pitching and better batting gives them a standing chance in this duel.

Contrarily, the Giants have been a bit in a slump as their record in the last five games was 2-3. Despite the above challenges, these team stats are not far off, with a .244 batting average and a .388 slugging percentage. They’ve been able to score 69 runs and 16 homers, although their pitching ERA of 4.99 has been a major impediment to their otherwise bright results. Improvement on the mound is the key to starting to reverse the Giants’ season by winning this game.


Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Francisco Giants Game Info

When: Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 9:45 PM ET
Where: Oracle Park, San Francisco
Stream: MLB.TV


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

Ryne Nelson‘s season was difficult by posting a 5.27 ERA and a WHIP of 1.61 with his workload of 13.2 innings pitched. Owing to the number of hits he has given to the batter, the strikeout rate is, however, decent. In this game, Nelson’s masterstroke will be keeping the pitches under control and minimizing the walks in order to cut down the hype of hitting a homer off him.

On the other hand, Logan Webb is having a better ERA of 3.80 and a WHIP of 1.39 with 23.2 innings thrown. He remains the backbone of the pitching staff with his consistent games and clutch performances. Webb could have an edge in lowering the homerun rate and in pitching consistently that the Diamondbacks batters could benefit from.


MLB Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD

Currently, the betting odds and point spreads for this game are not set, but monitoring these will provide further insight into which team the markets favor as game day approaches.


Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends

As the Diamondbacks are 4-2 in their recent winning streak, but not so reliable against the spread, particularly on the road they sport a 3-3 record. Wagering data shows the under to be slightly the more favored outcome of total points in recent games, indicating that their games are more likely to be high-scoring and possibly the result of their offensive prowess.


San Francisco Giants Betting Trends

The Giants’ identity of being even in games and games away from home shows some instability. In recent times, they have displayed a mixed record, where their score tends to stay low at home. As a result, bettors targeting overall points might keep this in mind.


Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Francisco Giants 4/18/24 Betting Picks

The Diamondbacks may have a slight advantage in the game based on the scenario at hand and team records. Their better offense and relatively standpoint pitching make them the safer choice to win the game, though the game’s answer lies in how the starting pitchers end up playing.

In terms of MLB betting picks, considering the offensive capabilities of both teams and the pitching matchup, looking at the OVER on total runs might be a promising bet, especially if the point total is set reasonably given both teams’ recent performances.


Free Pick and Prediction: Arizona Diamondbacks 5, San Francisco Giants 4

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