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MLB Opening Day Pick: Giants vs. Diamondbacks – April 2, 2017

Bet on Madison Bumgarner of the San Francisco Giants

It’s OPENING DAY in Major League Baseball!!! Two teams out of the National League West will get together Sunday at Chase Field in Phoenix. The San Francisco Giants are slated to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Giants are coming into the season looking to get back to the postseason after losing to the Cubs a season ago. The Giants went 87-75 last season.

For the Arizona Diamondbacks, they were one of the most disappointing teams in all of Major League Baseball last season. The Diamondbacks will look to get back on track this season after winning just 69 games a season ago. The San Francisco Giants are -128 over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.

Diamondbacks Seeking Come Back

The Arizona Diamondbacks need a huge bounce back season. The Diamondbacks were the worst pitching teams in all of baseball last season, allowing more than 5 runs per game. Offensively, Arizona ranked 10th with over 750 runs, and were in the Top 10 in batting average as well.

The Diamondbacks will send Zack Greinke to the mound in this game. The 33 year old from Orlando Florida is looking to improve upon his 13-7 season of a year ago. Greinke has 155 career wins. The Diamondbacks are projected to finish either third or fourth in the National League West.

Giants Hope for Strong Pitching Again

The San Francisco Giants have been consistently reaching the postseason under Bruce Bochy due to solid fundamentals and great pitching. The Giants ranked 4th in team earned run average, allowing just 3.65 runs per game. The Giants recorded 85 quality starts, and opponents hit .243 against them.

The Giants will send their ace Madison Bumgarner to the hill. The 27 year old won 15 games in the regular season a year ago. In his career, Bumgarner has won 100 games, to just 67 losses. The Giants will hope their 30 year old catcher, Buster Posey can continue his great career, with a .307 lifetime average.

Giants down Diamondbacks on Opening Day

It’s the home opener for the Arizona Diamondbacks, so any of the new players are not aware just how bad they were a season ago. Now, they are looking to improve, and be a contender out of the National League West. The Diamondbacks are going to get off to a rough start, as the Giants run them over.

Madison Bumgarner plays well, and the Giants completely blowout the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Giants offense is going to start hot, and cruise from there. The final bet for this game on Sunday between two National League West teams is the San Francisco Giants -128 over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Opening Day.