Pick the Over When Betting on Diamondbacks vs. Giants MLB Game

Jeff Grant

Friday, July 11, 2014 2:44 PM GMT

The Arizona Diamondbacks have absolutely hammered Tim Lincecum this season, which will lead to a high-scoring affair against the San Francisco Giants Friday night.

Important series
Arizona is trying to put something together before the MLB All-Star break in capturing three of its last four games, including a 4-3 victory over the Miami Marlins as -111 home favorites Wednesday, while going UNDER the betting total for the third time in that span.

Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is the main player to research when looking over the pro baseball odds page, considering he’s 15 for 26 with seven home runs in his career against tonight’s opposing starter.

MLB handicappers will find that the franchise is 19-23 versus division opponents, with the OVER going 25-16-1 in that situation.

Foggy results
San Francisco will try to correct things at home when taking the field at AT&T Park at 10:15 p.m. ET, as it has dropped 19 of its last 23 games at the beautiful venue, including a 6-1 setback to the Oakland Athletics as +100 underdogs Thursday.

The Giants have captured six of 10 overall meetings against the Diamondbacks during the 2014 campaign, with first baseman Brandon Belt leading the charge offensively with four round trippers.

It’s important to point out that the squad is a solid 13-4 as favorites of -150 to -175 in the Bay Area this year, with the OVER cashing in 10 of those 17 opportunities, making that total line an interesting betting pick.

Bolsinger
Diamondbacks starting pitcher Mike Bolsinger (1-5, 5.13 ERA) will look to snap a personal four-game losing streak, which includes a 10-4 road defeat to the Atlanta Braves last time out, as he surrendered seven runs (five earned) and 10 hits over 3.2 innings of work.

The right-hander is 1-4 with a 6.04 ERA in five road appearances, with opposing hitters batting .298 against him (.303 at home).

Bolsinger suffered a 4-1 home loss in his only career outing versus the Giants on June 22—allowing a single run and five hits over 7.2 frames.

Lincecum
Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum (8-5, 3.91 ERA) has rattled off three consecutive victories, including a 5-3 road win over the San Diego Padres last time out, as he gave up one run and three hits over 6.1 strong innings.

The right-hander is 5-2 with a 2.81 ERA in 11 home games, with opposing hitters batting just .202 against him (.290 on the road).

In three efforts versus the Diamondbacks this season, Lincecum has compiled a 0-2 record and 8.44 ERA.

Prediction
I’m going to recommend that readers play the total as one of their MLB betting picks, as the OVER is 4-1 in Lincecum’s last five home starts in this rivalry.
Pick:  Over

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