MLB Picks: San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

Jeff Grant@@JeffGrantSportsContributor IJune 20, 2014

MLB Picks: San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

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    Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is a .542 career hitter vs. San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks Friday, as the two teams face off at Chase Field.

    Sports bettors will find that the Diamondbacks are minus-113 home favorites in the pro baseball odds, with the betting total sitting at 9.0 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this National League West matchup from a betting perspective while offering up a prediction along the way.

    Gambling stats via SBR Forum 

San Francisco Giants

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    The San Francisco Giants are 2-8 in their last 10 games, with the pitching staff compiling a forgettable 5.62 ERA over that span.

    Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum is 0-1 with a 9.90 ERA in two outings vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks this season.

Arizona Diamondbacks

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    The Arizona Diamondbacks have dropped seven of their last 10 games, including a 4-1 setback to the Milwaukee Brewers as minus-115 home favorites Thursday.

    Diamondbacks starting pitcher Josh Collmenter is 3-2 with a 3.61 ERA in 10 home appearances this season.


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    I'm going to recommend that readers play the total as one of their MLB picks, as the OVER has cashed in four of Lincecum's last five starts in this rivalry.

    Pick: Over Nine Runs

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