Bet Diamondbacks & Giants to Top MLB Odds Total Tonight

Jeff Grant

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 7:51 PM GMT

Tuesday, Sep. 9, 2014 7:51 PM GMT

Buster Posey is one of the hottest hitters in baseball, which will allow the San Francisco Giants to score early and often against the Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday night. How will this play into our MLB picks for this battle?

Power Outage
Arizona has scored just six runs over the course of its current four-game losing streak, which includes a 5-1 setback to San Francisco as +150 road underdogs Tuesday, while going UNDER the total of 6.5 offered on the MLB odds boards.

The Diamondbacks have failed to hit a home run in seven of their last eight games, which can’t be ignored when making your MLB predictions, as no one has been able to fill the void of All-Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt being lost for the year with a hand injury.

It’s important to point out that the club is 7-23 versus teams with a winning record in the second half of the season.

 

Posey Delivers
San Francisco has pushed its longest home winning streak of the season to seven games, as it has outscored opponents by a 47-12 margin over that span, while it has compiled a 9-5 overall record against Arizona during the 2014 campaign.

Giants star Buster Posey is hitting .464 with seven home runs and 23 RBIs in his last 17 games, while he’s also gone 8 for 11 with two round trippers in his career against tonight’s opposing starter.

Over the last two-plus seasons, the franchise is 37-18 as home favorites of -150 to -175, with the UNDER going 31-21-3 in that situation.

 

Collmenter
Diamondbacks starting pitcher Josh Collmenter (10-7, 3.81 ERA) has led the team to a win in his last three trips to the mound, including a 6-1 road victory over the San Diego Padres last time out—giving up a single run and five hits over seven innings of work.

The right-hander is 3-4 with a 5.46 ERA in 11 road games (10 starts), with opposing hitters batting .331 against him (.202 at home).

In 16 lifetime games (five starts) versus the Giants, Collmenter has compiled a 5-1 record and 3.74 ERA, including a 2-0 mark and 2.08 ERA in five appearances at AT&T Park.

 

Vogelsong 
Giants starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong (8-10, 4.06 ERA) surrendered a season-high eight runs on 10 hits in a 9-2 road defeat to the Colorado Rockies last time out, while also serving up four home runs in that affair.

The right-hander is 3-6 with a 3.17 ERA in 14 home appearances—issuing 16 walks and striking out 77 batters in 88 combined frames.

In his last five home efforts versus the Diamondbacks, Vogelsong has put together a 0-2 record and 6.84 ERA.

 

Prediction
I’m going to recommend that readers play the total as one of their MLB picks, as the OVER is 15-6-2 in Vogelsong’s last 23 starts as a home favorite.

Aaron Hill will lead Arizona’s offensive attack Wednesday night, as he owns a .520 career average versus Vogelsong—the highest of any active player with at least 15 at-bats against him.

MLB Pick:  Over 7 at 5Dimes

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