The Arizona Diamondbacks held the lead for a handful of innings behind their rookie pitcher, Slade Cecconi, who was making his Major League debut, but they eventually lost the lead and fell to the Giants on Wednesday by a final score of 4-2.
That means today's season finale will either result in the Giants winning the series 3-1, or the two teams playing to a 2-2 series draw.
Let's dive into the odds for today and then I'll break down why I think the Diamondbacks will get the job done.
Diamondbacks vs. Giants odds, run line, and total
Diamondbacks vs. Giants prediction and pick
Yes, the Giants have got the better of the Diamondbacks in two of the three games so far this series, but I still can't bet on them based on their offensive numbers over the past month. They've managed to continue to win games, but I expect regression from them sooner rather than later.
San Francisco is batting just .216 over the last 30 days, which is the worst mark in the Majors over that time frame. Their OPS isn't much better, coming in at .644, which is the second worst mark over that time frame behind only the Chicago White Sox.
Brandon Pfaadt gets the start for the Diamondbacks today and while he has an ugly 8.20 ERA on the season, it's worth noting that his best start of the season came against this Giants team on May 14 when he allowed just one earned run across 5.0 innings pitched.
I love the Diamondbacks as underdogs on Thursday afternoon.
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