Free MLB Picks Today: Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Francisco Giants 9/25/22

Free MLB Picks Today: Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Francisco Giants 9/25/22
Sun 25th September 2022

The San Francisco Giants (74-78) are on the road to face the Arizona Diamondbacks (71-82) at Chase Field on Sunday with the three-game series even at 1-1. The Diamondbacks evened up the series 1-1 after winning 5-2 on Saturday, their ninth head-to-head victory in 15 games this season. Merrill Kelly went seven innings to get the win, allowing two runs on four hits, and Reyes Moronta earned his second save with a scoreless ninth. Pavin Smith went 2 for 4 with one run in the win. Mike Yastrzemski was 2 for 3 with a solo home run and a double for the Giants.


Scott Alexander (0-0, 1.38 ERA) is in line to take the mound for San Francisco. The left-hander threw a scoreless inning in relief in his last appearance, a 3-0 road win over the Rockies on Thursday. He gave up one hit with no strikeouts and no walks. Alexander is making his first appearance against the Diamondbacks this season. Over two appearances (zero starts) against the Diamondbacks in 2021, Alexander was 0-0 with a 10.80 ERA over 1.2 innings. He had two walks against no strikeouts. For Arizona, righty Drey Jameson (2-0, 0.00 ERA) will toe the rubber. It’s his first appearance of the season against the Giants. In his last start on Tuesday, Jameson got the win on the road against the Dodgers. He threw six innings and gave up two runs on seven hits, striking out seven and walking one in the 5-2 victory.


Over the last five games, San Francisco has averaged 4.6 runs a game, a small gain compared to their season average of 4.4. Against righties like Jameson this season, the Giants have a .688 OPS. Wilmer Flores is the team’s best hitter against right-handers with a .726 OPS in 329 at-bats. Arizona is averaging 4.6 runs per game in the last five, up slightly from 4.4 for the season. The D-backs have a .652 OPS against left-handers in 2022, fifth lowest in MLB. With a .835 OPS over 127 at-bats, Christian Walker has been their best hitter against left-handers.


San Francisco is 35-42 away from home in 2022, scoring 4.4 runs per game while allowing 4.5 runs. Arizona has gone 40-40 in front of their home fans this season, averaging 4.4 runs per game while surrendering 4.5. In the last 10 meetings at Chase Field, Arizona is 6-4 with an average scoreline of 5.3-3.8.


The Giants are third in the NL West, 31 games behind the division-leading Dodgers. They are fifth in the Wild Card race, nine games out of third. The Diamondbacks are fourth in the NL West, 34 games behind the Dodgers. They are sixth in the Wild Card race, 13 games out of a postseason position.

SportsTips’ MLB Pick:

Arizona Diamondbacks

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