The Arizona Diamondbacks continue their nine game road swing tonight as they square off against the defending champion San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. This evening’s series opener between the two division rivals is scheduled to get underway at 10:15pm ET. The latest MLB Odds
have the Giants listed as a -121 moneyline favorite ($121 wins $100) and the Over/Under set at seven runs (Under favored at -125 odds). The Diamondbacks are drawing +111 odds to win their 11th
game of the season.
Arizona’s hot start to the season has faded some, with the team losing four of its last six games; however, the Diamondbacks have avoided being swept in three of their last four series by pulling out a game three win.
Arizona did just that yesterday, topping the Rockies at Coors Field. The Diamondbacks, who lost games one and two 3-1 and 4-3 respectively, trailed 3-0 after three innings but they went on to win 5-4 thanks to a two run ninth inning.
Young left-hander Wade Miley will look to make it two in row for Arizona when he takes the hill tonight. Miley, who owns a 1-2 record with a 3.60 ERA in three appearances against the Giants, has been outstanding through three starts this season, piecing together a 2-0 record with a 2.79 ERA and 1.09 WHIP.
San Francisco recorded its third straight win and second consecutive shutout yesterday, defeating the Padres 5-0. The Giants will attempt to make it four in a row with Ryan Vogelsong toeing the rubber at AT&T Park.
Unlike Miley, Vogelsong has gotten off to a rough start (1-1, 5.89 ERA), but he is coming off his best outing of the season. The eight year veteran gave up five hits and three earned runs over seven innings in a 3-4 San Francisco loss at Milwaukee last Wednesday.
Notable Trend(s): The Over is 5-1 in the Diamondbacks last six games as a road dog with a total between 6 and 7 runs. The Giants are 9-1 in their last 10 games as a home favorite against a left-handed pitcher.
Arizona Diamondbacks +1.5 (-210), Over 7 (+105), +111 (Moneyline)
San Francisco Giants -1.5 (+175), Under 7 (-125), -121 (Moneyline)
Baseball Betting Tips from Chuck Edel & Johnny Detroit
Chuck Edel is a well respected gambler / handicapper who appears on numerous radio shows and is frequently featured in the Las Vegas Review Journal. He sits down with Johnny Detroit and goes over some of his personal MLB betting tips.