Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Betting Pick – July 12

A key divisional showdown series will continue on Tuesday as the Arizona Diamondbacks look to continue their hot hitting in the Bay Area vs. the San Francisco Giants. Though San Francisco sits ahead of Arizona at the moment, the D’Backs are getting hot at the right time, and have firmly re-entered a competitive wild-card race in the National League.

Last night, Arizona’s timely hitting took advantage of Giants’ starter Alex Cobb early, pouncing on him for three runs in the first inning. It’s a continuing trend for Arizona, and though their bats started fairly quiet on the season, this D’Backs squad is starting to increase their walk rates and hard-hit contact rates, as the enter a crucial second half of their season. Another win on Tuesday, and a series win vs. San Francisco would go a long way to boosting their chances.

San Francisco sits just above .500, though they’ve entered a prolonged slump and are struggling to get results, if their pitching isn’t elite. The light-hitting Giants are in a bad funk at the dish, and it’ll be up to the ace of their staff, Logan Webb to stop the bleeding. San Francisco is 43-42, still in the playoff hunt, though enter Tuesday night losers of their past five at home.

PITCHING PROBABLES: Diamondbacks: Dallas Keuchel (2-6, 7.63 ERA, 1.95 WHIP, 34 strikeouts); Giants: Logan Webb (7-3, 2.98 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 88 strikeouts)

As seen there, Logan Webb possesses excellent stuff and a variety of plus-pitches. Though he was unjustly snubbed for an All-Star Game selection, look for Webb to do his best to stop the bleeding and turn in another dominant showing on Tuesday night vs. Arizona. He’s in fine form, and should be counted upon to outduel his mound opponent for the D’Backs in veteran Dallas Keuchel. Keuchel has bounced around in recent seasons, and continues to have less than ideal starts, struggling mightily of late. Though the Giants haven’t been great at the plate of late, perhaps facing Keuchel wakes their bats up.

With the D’Backs taking game one of this important series, a win is desperately needed from Logan Webb and the Giants come Tuesday evening. As front offices finalize trade deadline plans, a big series for either Arizona or San Francisco could go a long way in settling the NL West hierarchy. For added insight, the latest news, trends, and analysis, continue reading on beneath the posted odds for our breakdown and betting prediction for the second game of this thrilling Giants/D’Backs series. Enjoy the game, folks!

Arizona Diamondback vs. San Francisco Giants Live Odds & Betting History

Betting odds provided by BOVADA

Spread:
  • Arizona Diamondbacks +1.5 (-110)
  • San Francisco Giants -1.5 (-110)
Moneyline:
  • Arizona Diamondbacks (+180)
  • San Francisco Giants (-200)
Total:
  • Over 7.5 (-110)
  • Under 7.5 (-110)
TEAM DATA D’BACKS GIANTS
Overall Record 39-48 43-42
Over/Under/Push 39-45-3 41-38-6
Home/Away Record 17-22 21-21
Runs Per Game 4.3 4.7
Runs Allowed Per Game 4.7 4.3
Team Batting Average .222 .235
Bullpen ERA 4.63 4.66

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Francisco Giants Prediction:

Despite the fact that Arizona has had a pretty decisive advantage over the San Francisco Giants this season, look for that trend to be reversed in a big way on Tuesday night. The Giants are the more talented team, and will look to turn the desperation meter up a bit, after losing five straights game on their home field at Oracle Park.

It also should get a tad easier for them facing a veteran lefty in the struggling Dallas Keuchel. The left-hander enters Tuesday with a 7.82 ERA, and an almost 2.00 WHIP on the season! He has been one of the worst pitchers in baseball, and it’s quite puzzling why the Diamondbacks continue to turn to the veteran.

Keuchel has been especially bad away from home, where he boasts a 12.37 (!) ERA in 4 starts, with a 2.38 WHIP. He’s failed to work deep into ballgames, and given the struggles lately from the majority of the D’Backs’ bullpen, that continues to be a concern going forward. Additionally, for all of San Francisco’s struggles at the plate of late, this is an offense that has found success vs. left-handed pitching. The Giants are 11-5 vs. left-handed starters, and that’s a trend that should continue into Tuesday night.

Logan Webb will counter for the Giants, and will definitely do everything to tame this Arizona offense, while giving his team a shot at a needed victory. Webb has dominated this Arizona team over the past two seasons, only conceding two earned runs across 12 innings pitched. He has been unhittable at home, with a miniscule 2.60 ERA, and has been especially solid over his past three outings, where Webb has recorded a 0.9 WHIP and just a 1.8 ERA. Finding offense will be hard for the Snakes on Tuesday.

And while Alex Cobb has been much better than his basic stat-line and ERA would indicate, he has really struggled vs. Arizona at times, and as recent as this season. Cobb was tuned up for four runs on eight hits, with just three strikeouts. Again, if his strikeouts pitches aren’t moving, it could be a long night for the veteran righty. Look for the hot-hitting D’Backs to be able to again secure some hard contact off of Cobb on Monday.

Diamondbacks vs. Giants Trends To Know:

  • Diamondbacks are 39-91 in their last 130 vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Diamondbacks are 26-70 in their last 96 vs. National League West.
  • Diamondbacks are 8-21 in their last 29 games vs. a right-handed starter.
  • Diamondbacks are 1-10 in their last 11 during game 2 of a series.
  • Giants are 5-0 in their last 5 home games vs. a left-handed starter.
  • Giants are 7-2 in their last 9 Tuesday games.
  • Diamondbacks are 4-17 in the last 21 meetings in San Francisco.

Though both teams have been slumping, expect Logan Webb to do his best to get his team back on track on Tuesday night.  The Giants enter a desperate group and that should result in a dialled-in offense vs. the struggling Dallas Keuchel.  San Francisco mashes lefty pitchers, and the D’Backs’ success has not been sustainable over the past few years in the Bay Area.  Look for San Francisco to take advantage of that, and get back in the win column on Tuesday night.  Though it’s a steep price, expect Logan Webb to return the value on the Giants.

Our Pick
Giants
Will S. / Author

Will has been working with The Sports Geek since its early days back in 2010. He began as a soccer specialist, focusing on detailed reports for major international competitions, including the World Cup and European Championships. Since then, he has produced weekly pick articles on both the NFL and English Premier League, while also contributing blog posts on the NHL, MLB, and even WWE wrestling. Will is also an avid sports bettor and daily fantasy player, always eager to share his thoughts and insight on anything going on in the world of sports.

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