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Take Giants to Beat Diamondbacks in Free MLB Picks

National League West foes will battle for the first time this season when the San Francisco Giants host the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday. It will be the first of a four-game series, with the Giants hoping to start strong after winning their last series over Miami. Arizona, meanwhile, will be hoping to climb back to .500 after dropping a series to the Chicago Cubs earlier this week. However, with San Francisco returning home, follow MLB expert picks for April 18 and take the Giants in the opener.


Take Giants to Beat Diamondbacks in Free MLB Picks
Take Giants to Beat Diamondbacks in Free MLB Picks

Diamondbacks vs Giants Game Information

  • Game: Diamondbacks (9-10) vs Giants (8-11)
  • Location: Oracle Park, San Francisco, CA
  • Day/Time: Thursday, April 18, 9:45 p.m. ET
  • Diamondbacks vs Giants Live Stream: MLB.tv


The San Francisco Giants will look to start another series strong when they host the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday at Oracle Park. MLB betting lines favor the Giants at home, with the sportsbook setting the total at eight runs.


Diamondbacks vs Giants Odds and Spreads



  • The Giants are 4-1 in Logan Webb’s last 5 starts vs. a team with a losing record.
  • Diamondbacks are 0-5 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series.
  • The Diamondbacks are 0-4 in their last 4 games as an underdog.
  • Diamondbacks are 8-2 in Ryne Nelson’s last 10 starts after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • This season, the Giants have been favored 10 times and won five of those games.
  • The Diamondbacks have been named as the underdog five times this season but have yet to come away with a victory in any of those games.


Diamondbacks vs Giants Moneyline Pick: Giants (-140)

Both teams have been a bit up and down this season, but the Giants should be able to get the win at home to start the series.

San Francisco owns the 13th-ranked batting average in the MLB at .246, and it has picked up its offense even more recently. The Giants have averaged five runs in their last five games, and they should be able to continue that against Diamondbacks starter Ryne Nelson, who hasn’t gotten off to the hottest start. Nelson has gone 1-2 with a 5.27 ERA, allowing eight earned runs and 17 hits in 13 ⅔ innings, so the scoring should be able to come early for San Fran.

Though Giants starter Logan Webb hasn’t been much stronger, boasting a 3.80 ERA with a 1-1 record, he has performed better at home. Webb has allowed two earned runs in seven innings at home, and he should do well enough to help the Giants pull out the win in the opener.



Diamondbacks vs Giants Player Prop Pick: Michael Conforto Over 0.5 Runs and RBIs (-148)

Michael Conforto leads the Giants with 14 RBIs this season, and with Nelson struggling on the mound for Arizona, he has a good chance at continuing that strong start Thursday. Conforto has at least one run or RBI in five of his last six games while half of his RBIs have come against righties. He also has seven runs against right-handed pitchers and a .500 slugging percentage, so Conforto should be a good pick to keep up San Fran’s scoring in the opener.



Diamondbacks vs Giants Prediction

Giants 5, Diamondbacks 4




Questions Of The Day

What is the Giants’ record at home?

San Francisco owns a 3-3 record at home.

How many times will the D-Backs and Giants play this year?

Arizona and San Fran will face each other in four series this season for a total of 13 games.


The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.


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