Arizona Diamondbacks Vs. San Francisco Giants (7/13/22) Starting Lineup, Betting Odds, Prediction

The Arizona Diamondbacks are nine games under .500 through 87 games at 39-48, fourth in the National League West.  An extreme long shot, Arizona is +200000 to win their second World Series title in franchise history, they won their only championship in 2001 over the New York Yankees in seven games.  They have a .8% chance of making the 2022 postseason.

The San Francisco Giants were 107-55, first in the National League West last season, losing to Los Angeles in the NLDS.  Since their last championship in 2014, San Francisco has made two playoff appearance (2016 and 2021); they’re +5000 to win the World Series this season.  In 2022, San Francisco is 43-42 through 85 games, third place in the National League West; they are +4000 to win the division and have an 29.9% chance of making the 2022 postseason.

Arizona Diamondbacks Vs. San Francisco Giants Betting Odds

In their first 34 games against division opponents in 2022, Arizona is 12 games under .500 at 11-23; conversely San Francisco is 14-14 in their first 28 games against National League West foes.  Last season, the Giants won 17 out of 19 games against the Diamondbacks.  This year, Arizona has won three out of the first four games the clubs have played against each. Through 42 home games, the Giants are 21-21 this year.   The Diamondbacks are five games under .500, 17-22 in 39 games in 2022.  San Francisco is 245-179 against Arizona since the Diamondbacks entered Major League Baseball in 1998.

Arizona Diamondbacks Starting Lineup

Z. Gallen R
4-2 3.62 ERA

LF J. Luplow R
RF D. Varsho L
DH K. Marte S
1B C. Walker R
2B B. Kennedy R
3B J. Rojas L
C C. Kelly R
CF A. Thomas L
SS G. Perdomo S

Arizona Diamondbacks Vs. John Brebbia (R)

Christian Walker leads the Diamondbacks in home runs (21), runs batted in (43; tied with Daulton Varsho), total bases (139) and slugging percentage (.468) this season.  The first baseman is second on the club in OPS at .788 and has scored 43 runs in 2022. 

Second baseman Ketel Marte has a team leading 26 doubles, six home runs and 119 total bases, second on the Diamondbacks this season.  The one-time All-Star has driven in 26 runs with a .433 slugging percentage, .794 OPS while scoring 42 runs this campaign.  Third baseman Josh Rojas has hit five home runs, knocked in 26 runs with an OPS of .774 in his 230 plate appearances.  Additionally, he has 86 total bases and a slugging percentage of .426 in 2022.

David Peralta has 16 doubles, a triple, 11 home runs (third on the club), 37 runs batted in (second on the Diamondbacks) and 110 total bases.   In his ninth season, Peralta has an OPS of .758, .449 slugging percentage while scoring 25 runs in 2022.  Alek Thomas has eight doubles, a triple, seven home runs, 22 runs batted in and 80 total bases this year.

John Brebbia is 4-1 in 40 games (two starts) with an ERA of 2.39 for San Francisco this season.  The righty has thrown 37 2/3 innings in 2022, striking out 35 hitters while allowing 10 runs with a 1.142 WHIP. 

San Francisco Giants Starting Lineup

S. Long L
0-2 2.43 ERA

RF L. Wade L
CF M. Yastrzemski L
LF J. Pederson L
3B W. Flores R
1B B. Belt L
SS B. Crawford L
2B T. Estrada R
DH L. Gonzalez L
C J. Bart R

San Francisco Giants Vs. Zac Gallen (R)

Joc Pederson fresh off his second World Series championship (Dodgers – 2020 and Braves – 2021), the left-handed hitting outfielder in his first season with San Francisco leads the team in home runs (17), slugging percentage (.529) and OPS (.861) in 2022.  The former Los Angeles Dodger is second on the Giants in total bases (118) and runs batted in (41) this season.  Last week he was named a starter for the National League All-Star squad; it’ll be his first appearance in the Mid-Summer Classic.

Mike Yastrzemski has hit 17 doubles, a triple, eight home runs, knocked in 34 runs, and accumulated 102 total bases in 2022.  Additionally, Yastrzemski has an .729 OPS with a .400 slugging percentage this season.   Right fielder, Luis Gonzalez leads the Giants in batting at .302 in 2022.  He’s hit 13 doubles, a triple, three home runs with 26 runs batted in this season.

Wilmer Flores, who’s capable playing all over the infield is hitting .253 in 80 games this season.  He’s second on the team in home runs with 12 and leads the Giants in runs batted in (48) and total bases (122).  Flores in his third season as Giant has a .780 OPS with a .440 slugging percentage in 2022. 

Thairo Estrada has played well at second base this season, hitting .256 in over 250 at-bats.  He has hit 13 doubles, one triple, seven home runs, driven in 31 runs and accumulated 101 total bases with an OPS of .707 in 2022.

Zac Gallen is 4-2 in 16 starts with an ERA of 3.62 for Arizona this season.  The righty has tossed 87 innings in 2022, striking out 84 while allowing 35 runs with a 1.092 WHIP.  Gallen also leads the league in hit batters with 10.

Arizona Diamondbacks Vs. San Francisco Giants Picks & Prediction

Offensively, Arizona is averaging 4.35 runs per nine innings, 19th in Major League Baseball.  They have a team batting average of .222, 28th in the league, and their OPS is .684, 26th in all of MLB.  The Diamondbacks’ pitching staff has allowed 4.81 runs per nine innings, 24th in the league with opponents’ batting .251 against the team, 22nd in MLB. 

The Giants are averaging 4.78 runs per nine innings, fifth overall in MLB.  They have a team batting average of .235, 23rd in the league, and their OPS is .714, 14th overall in baseball.  San Francisco’s pitching staff has allowed 4.41 runs per nine innings, 18th in MLB with opponents’ batting .252 against the club, 23rd in the league.  I’m going with the Giants in this game, covering the 1.5 run spread as San Francisco has more offensive threats and depth than Arizona.

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