San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamonback MLB Odds Pick

Posted by Henry Watkins on May 11, 2016 in

Heading into this season, one of the more intriguing divisions looked to be the NL West. The LA Dodgers have been ruling the roost there for some time now, thanks in large part to their ability to spend more than most, but with the Giants and Diamondbacks re-tooling, it looked as though the Dodgers may not have it all their own way this year. It’s still very early in the season, but things are already very tight at the top of the NL West. The Dodgers have the lead, but they are now looking to hold off a hard charging Arizona Diamondbacks teams who are finally looking as though they are starting to put things together. The D’Backs have an important series starting on Thursday against the Giants, as they will be looking to create a little bit of separation, and perhaps take a run at the top spot, over the course of the 4 games. Be sure to checl for more MLB lines by clicking here.

A Brief Preview of the San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamonback MLB Odds Pick & TV Info

When: Thursday, May 12 at 9:40 PM EST
Where: Chase Field, Phoenix
Starting Pitchers: Johnny Cueto Vs Zack Greinke
TV: MLB Network
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Why Bet on the San Francisco Giants?

The Giants started out the season by looking like a real offensive threat, and while they are still top 5 in runs scored, they are mired in an offensive slump right now. The Giants have lost 3-straight games, and are in danger of being swept by the Blue Jays on Wednesday. During the course of those 3 losses, San Francisco only managed to drive home a single run. What makes things even more disappointing is that they finally go decent starts from Peavy and Cain during those losses. The two veteran pitchers are a combined 1-9 this season, and could really have used the boost that a winwould have brought. The good news is that Johnny Cueto (4-1, 3.02 ERA) will be on the mound on Thursday.

Why Bet on the Arizona Diamondbacks?

There was always a feeling that it might take a minute for the Diamondbacks to find their footing, especially when you consider the number of changes made in the offseason. Arizona spent a whole lot of money to bring in some big name players, and their current streak of 5 wins in a row suggests that this group may actually be starting to come together. The D’Backs are just 1 game back of the Dodgers, but it should also be noted that they are only 3 games up on the last place San Diego Padres. It’s a tight division, and a decent winning streak could really open things up. Arizona will send Zack Greinke (3-2, 5.15 ERA) to the mound on Thursday.

Expert Betting Pick and Final Score Prediction

You really couldn’t ask for a better pitching match-up than the one being delivered here. Greinke has not been at his best this season, but given how well Arizona are playing right now, I think he may come away with the W.

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