Free MLB Picks Today: San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 6/24/23

Free MLB Picks Today: San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 6/24/23
Sat 24th June 2023

The San Francisco Giants (43-33) host the Arizona Diamondbacks (46-31) at Oracle Park on Saturday. The Giants took Friday’s series opener 8-5, their second head-to-head victory in five games this season.

Starter Logan Webb went seven innings, giving up four runs (3 ER) on five hits, to get the win, and Camilo Doval picked up his 21st save with a scoreless ninth.

Patrick Bailey went 2 for 3 with a home run and two RBIs in the win. Michael Conforto went 3 for 4 with two doubles, two runs, and four RBIs. Evan Longoria was 1 for 3 with a solo home run for the Diamondbacks.

ON THE MOUND

Merrill Kelly (9-3, 2.90 ERA) is set to start for Arizona. The right-hander is tied for the NL lead in wins and is tied for fifth in ERA. Kelly allowed one run over seven innings in his last start, a 9-1 road win over the Brewers on Monday.

He earned the win, giving up three hits while striking out seven and walking one. Kelly is making his first appearance against the Giants this season. Over six starts against the Giants in 2022, Kelly was 3-1 with a 3.15 ERA over 40.0 innings. He had 32 strikeouts and 10 walks.

AT THE PLATE

Over the last five games, Arizona has averaged 5.8 runs a game, a small gain compared to their season average of 5.2. San Francisco is averaging only 4.6 runs per game in the last five, down slightly from 5.0 for the season.

The Giants have a .763 OPS against right-handers in 2023. With a .908 OPS over 181 at-bats, LaMonte Wade Jr. has been their best hitter against right-handers.

HOME AND AWAY

Arizona is 23-13 in road games in 2023, scoring 5.6 runs per game while allowing 4.9 runs. San Francisco has gone 22-18 at their home ballpark this season, averaging 4.3 runs per game while surrendering 4.4. In the last 10 meetings at Oracle Park, San Francisco is 7-3 with an average scoreline of 5.3-3.3.

STANDINGS UPDATE

The Diamondbacks lead the NL West by two games over the Giants.

SportsTips’ MLB Pick:

Arizona D-Backs (-115)

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