Giants Vs Diamondbacks: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – August 5, 2021

Posted By Staff on August 5, 2021

The Arizona Diamondbacks (34-75) will look to Ketel Marte, who is riding an 11-game hitting streak, when they take on the San Francisco Giants (68-40) at 3:40 PM ET on Thursday at Chase Field. Alex Wood gets the starting nod for San Francisco (-165 to win), and Merrill Kelly is Arizona’s (+145) choice to start.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of August 5, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Giants vs Diamondbacks Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Wood (SF) Pitcher Kelly (ARI)
9 – 3 W/L 7 – 8
98.2 IP 129.1
3.83 ERA 4.38
1.170 WHIP 1.210
9.6 K/9 7.7
2.7 BB/9 1.9

Giants Probable Starter Alex Wood

  • Wood goes for his 10th victory when he gets the start for the Giants, his 19th of the season. He is 9-3 with a 3.83 ERA and 105 strikeouts in 98 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The left-hander’s last appearance was on Saturday against the Astros, when he tossed five innings, surrendering four earned runs while giving up six hits.
  • The opposing Diamondbacks offense has the 27th-ranked slugging percentage (.376) and ranks 29th in MLB play with 97 home runs. They have a collective .233 batting average, and are 16th in the league with 858 total hits and 22nd in MLB play scoring 450 runs.
  • The Giants have an 11-2 record in Wood’s 13 starts this season when they were the moneyline favorite.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 5, 2021 at 2:16 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Diamondbacks Stats vs Wood

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Nick Ahmed 21 .286 6 2 2 .348 .967
Ketel Marte 16 .250 4 0 1 .333 .645
David Peralta 14 .214 3 0 0 .267 .481
Asdrúbal Cabrera 13 .231 3 0 2 .231 .539
Josh Reddick 9 .000 0 0 0 .100 .100
Kole Calhoun 6 .167 1 0 0 .286 .619
Christian Walker 4 .250 1 0 2 .571 1.071
Carson Kelly 4 .500 2 1 2 .500 2.000
Daulton Varsho 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Josh VanMeter 2 1.000 2 0 0 1.000 2.500

Diamondbacks Probable Starter Merrill Kelly

  • Kelly (7-8) will take the mound for the Diamondbacks, his 23rd start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up three earned runs and allowed eight hits in 6 1/3 innings pitched against the Dodgers on Sunday.
  • The Giants are batting .245 this season, 10th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .439 (fourth in the league) with 164 home runs.
  • His team is 7-12 this season when he starts and they are the moneyline underdog.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 5, 2021 at 2:16 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Giants Stats vs Kelly

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Buster Posey 17 .412 7 1 6 .412 1.118
Mike Yastrzemski 16 .250 4 1 2 .294 .919
Brandon Crawford 15 .267 4 0 0 .312 .645
Alex Dickerson 9 .111 1 1 1 .200 .644
Kris Bryant 8 .625 5 0 3 .700 1.950
Steven Duggar 7 .429 3 0 0 .500 .929
Donovan Solano 7 .286 2 0 0 .286 .572
LaMonte Wade Jr. 6 .167 1 0 0 .167 .334
Darin Ruf 3 .667 2 0 0 .667 1.334
Wilmer Flores 3 .333 1 1 2 .333 1.666

Giants Betting Trends

  • The Giants’ offense is averaging 4.9 runs in road games and 4.9 per contest when they play at home.
  • The Giants score the eighth-most runs in baseball (529 total, 4.9 per game).
  • The Giants have won 67.7% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (42-20).
  • San Francisco has a record of 19-8 when it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -165 or shorter (70.4%).
  • San Francisco has combined with opponents to go over the total 51 times this season for a 51-54-3 record against the over/under.
  • San Francisco played as the moneyline favorite for seven of its last 10 games, and went 5-2 in those matchups.
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Diamondbacks Betting Trends

  • The Diamondbacks have scored 450 runs (4.1 per game) this season, which ranks 22nd in MLB.
  • In 55 home games this season, they’ve scored 4.5 runs per contest compared to the 3.7 per game they score away from Chase Field.
  • The Diamondbacks have won 24, or 26.4%, of the 91 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • Arizona has a record of 9-36, a 20% win rate, when they’re set as an underdog of +145 or more by sportsbooks this season.
  • Games involving Arizona have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 57 of 108 chances this season.
  • In 10 games as the underdog over the last 10 matchups, Arizona has a record of 4-6.

Giants Players to Watch

  • Brandon Crawford leads the Giants with 18 home runs and 63 runs batted in.
  • Crawford ranks 24th in AVG among the qualifying batters in MLB action.
  • Crawford enters this game on a six-game hitting streak. During that streak he is hitting .308 with two doubles, a walk and five RBIs.
  • Kris Bryant is batting .267 with 19 doubles, two triples, 18 home runs and 38 walks.
  • Bryant falls outside of league leaders in hits and batting average among qualifying batters in MLB action.

Giants Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Kris Bryant 326 .267 58 18 51 .357 .860
Mike Yastrzemski 322 .227 54 18 45 .314 .795
Brandon Crawford 299 .288 53 18 63 .353 .885
Wilmer Flores 280 .254 44 14 39 .331 .781
Dónovan Solano 267 .281 29 5 27 .333 .726
Buster Posey 242 .326 46 13 35 .412 .953
Alex Dickerson 217 .226 27 12 35 .294 .732
Steven Duggar 216 .269 35 7 28 .336 .780
Austin Slater 214 .229 27 9 25 .301 .694
LaMonte Wade Jr 167 .246 27 13 30 .328 .879

Diamondbacks Players to Watch

  • David Peralta leads Arizona in runs batted in with 45 and has a batting average of .248.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB, Peralta is not among league leaders in hits and batting average.
  • Asdrubal Cabrera has 56 hits and an OBP of .345 to go with a slugging percentage of .406 this season.

Diamondbacks Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
David Peralta 347 .248 39 5 45 .318 .707
Nick Ahmed 315 .222 33 3 22 .279 .606
Christian Walker 248 .234 30 4 26 .292 .639
Asdrúbal Cabrera 224 .250 29 6 37 .345 .751
Carson Kelly 163 .245 23 8 26 .377 .806
Josh VanMeter 156 .212 16 3 20 .303 .681
Josh Reddick 151 .258 15 2 21 .285 .656
Ketel Marte 148 .365 26 4 21 .406 .940
Daulton Varsho 130 .200 20 5 16 .307 .669
Kole Calhoun 113 .239 10 3 10 .295 .658

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