Arizona Diamondbacks at San Francisco Giants MLB Spread Pick
Making a trade can often have an immediate impact on the MLB betting lines of the team that has been struggling. The truth of the matter is that a trade cannot be properly evaluated until a little bit of time has been allowed to pass. The Arizona Diamondbacks shipped Mark Trumbo to the Mariners in a 6-player move that appeared to reap instant dividends, as it essentially filled some major holes in their lineup. They will test those new players when they head to San Francisco for a 3-game series, the second of which will go on Saturday.
How to Bet on the Arizona Diamondbacks at San Francisco Giants MLB Spread Pick & Game Info
Date/Time: Saturday, June 13th, 7:15 PM
Location: AT&T Park, San Francisco, California
Opening Line: San Francisco -140
Radio: KNBR 680, KTRB 860
— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) June 12, 2015
It looked for a moment as though the Diamondbacks (27-32) were about to start making a move in their division, as they went on a 4-1 run last week, but they have come back down to earth with a bit of a solid thump. They lost the final game of their home stand to the New York Mets, and then got swept in a 3-game series versus the Dodgers on the road. Things aren’t about to get any easier, as they have 5 more road games against the Giants and the Angels before they head back home. It may come as a surprise to learn that the Diamondbacks have the top scoring offense in the National League, but the fact that they have a run differential of -2 tells you that there may just be an issue or two with their pitching. Josh Collmenter (3-6, 5.24 ERA) will get the start for Arizona on Saturday, and will be looking to get his first win since back in early May.
The Giants (34-27) were one of the hottest teams in baseball for the majority of the month of May, but they went off the boil as the month drew to a close. They went on a 5-game losing streak at the end of May that saw them fall behind the LA Dodgers in the NL West again, but have rebounded quite nicely by winning 4 of their last 6. This is a team that is getting some great offense, and with a couple of big names getting ready to come off the DL and back into the lineup, they might well be the team to watch in the coming months. They head back home after a 4-2 road trip, and will have a chance to close the gap on the Dodgers by taking advantage of a slumping Diamondbacks team. Ryan Vogelsong (4-4, 4.52 ERA) will be on the mound for the Giants on Saturday, and will be looking to snap a 2-game losing streak.
- Bronson Arroyo P 60-Day DL
- Archie Bradley P 15-Day DL
- Enrique Burgos P 15-Day DL
- Patrick Corbin P 60-Day DL
- Tuffy Gosewisch C 15-Day DL
- Oscar Hernandez C 60-Day DL
- Gerald Laird C 60-Day DL
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
- Gregor Blanco OF 7-Day DL
- Matt Cain P 15-Day DL
- Jean Machi P 15-Day DL
- Jake Peavy P 15-Day DL
- Hunter Pence OF D2D (wrist)
The Giants looked to have built some momentum after a solid 6-game road trip, and I think they can continue that trend in this series. I’d like them to get a pretty comfortable win on Saturday.