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Giants vs Diamondbacks Picks, Predictions & Starting Pitchers for June 3

Adam Spencer

by Adam Spencer in MLB Baseball

Updated Jun 4, 2024 · 6:28 AM PDT

Jun 2, 2024; San Francisco, California, USA; San Francisco Giants designated hitter Jorge Soler (2) hits a single against the New York Yankees during the sixth inning at Oracle Park. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports
  • The San Francisco Giants (29-31) travel to the desert to play the Arizona Diamondbacks (27-32) in the first game of a 3-game NL West series on Monday night.
  • Ryne Nelson (3-4, 6.02 ERA) takes the hill for Arizona, while San Francisco has yet to name a starter.
  • Check below for the top picks from tonight’s NL West showdown.

The Arizona Diamondbacks host the San Francisco Giants on Monday night in a game between two squads who are surprised to be below .500 at this stage of the season. The Diamondbacks represented the National League in the World Series last year, but have struggled so far in 2024. The game is scheduled to start at 9:40 p.m. ET and can be seen on FS1.

Giants vs Diamondbacks Picks

  • Over 9.0 runs scored
  • Jorge Soler over 1.5 total bases

Ryne Nelson has an ERA north of 6.00, so he’s a safe bet to give up a few runs tonight. Nelson gave up 19 earned runs in 24.2 innings in May. Look for the Giants to hit him well. Meanwhile, Jorge Soler hasn’t had a ton of experience against Nelson, but he’s had multiple hits in each of his last 2 games, so he’s hot right now. I like him to have 2+ total bases tonight as he smacks an extra-base hit against Nelson.

Arizona’s offense has been solid this year, scoring 274 runs. The problem? The Diamondbacks have also given up exactly 274 runs. Meanwhile, the Giants have scored 257 runs while allowing 286. Basically, these two teams are not getting very good pitching this season, and it has hurt them as they fall below expectations through the first 2 months of the 2024 campaign.

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Giants vs Diamondbacks Odds

Team Spread Moneyline Total
San Francisco Giants +1.5 (-170) +115 O 9.0 (-115)
Arizona Diamondbacks -1.5 (+145) -135 U 9.0 (-105)

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The Diamondbacks are slightly favored to win tonight, with -135 moneyline odds. The Giants are +115 on the moneyline. The run total is set at 9.0, with the over at -115 and the under at -105. If you think the Diamondbacks can win by 2+ runs, you can get +145 odds over at bet365.

Giants vs Diamondbacks Starting Pitchers

TBD VS Ryne Nelson
Record 3-4
ERA 6.02
SO% 16.5%

As mentioned earlier in this article, it hasn’t been a strong start to the year for Nelson. His ERA is high and his strikeout rate isn’t great. He’s been getting hit hard so far this season, and I don’t expect that to change tonight. The Giants’ lineup has only hit 54 home runs this year, good for 20th in the big leagues.

The Giants have lost 4 games in a row, including a 3-game weekend sweep by the Yankees. They’ll be putting out their A lineup most likely to try to snap that bad streak. So far this season, Nelson has been worse at home than he has been on the road, so that’s a boost for the Giants’ offense.

If Soler can stay hot like he has been, he could power the Giants out of this mini-slump. First pitch is set for 9:40 p.m. ET and the game can be seen on FS1.

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