Arizona Diamondbacks @ San Francisco Giants Matchup Preview - August 16th, 2022


Christian Walker and the D-Backs go head-to-head against LaMonte Wade Jr and the Giants today. Over the last 7 days, Christian Walker has provided the bulk of the offense for D-Backs. He's batted .500 with 6 runs, 7 RBIs, and 2 home runs. Meanwhile, it's been LaMonte Wade Jr who has been hot for the Giants. Over the last week, he's batting .308 with 4 runs, 5 RBIs, and 3 home runs.

Arizona Diamondbacks Insights

  • Merrill Kelly has averaged 17.9 outs per outing this year, grading out in the 86th percentile.

  • Ketel Marte has seen a sizeable increase in his exit velocity lately; just compare his 93.2-mph average over the past week to his seasonal 89.6-mph EV.

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks bullpen profiles as the 5th-worst in Major League Baseball, via THE BAT.

San Francisco Giants Insights

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks have 6 batters in the projected batting order that will have the handedness advantage over Jakob Junis in this matchup.

  • Mike Yastrzemski is an extreme flyball hitter and squares off against the strong outfield defense of Arizona (#2-best of all teams on the slate today).

  • Austin Slater has a 93rd percentile opposite-field rate on his flyballs (37.3%) and has the good fortune of hitting them towards MLB's 2nd-shallowest RF fences today.

Betting Trends

  • The San Francisco Giants have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Total Over in 55 of their last 109 games (+9.35 Units / 8% ROI)

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Run Line in 26 of their last 38 games (+14.10 Units / 32% ROI)

  • Donovan Walton has hit the Total Bases Under in 8 of his last 10 games (+8.05 Units / 81% ROI)