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On 09/25/2012 06:02 PM in MLB

MLB Handicappers Preview: Arizona Diamondbacks (77-76) at San Francisco Giants (89-64) 9/25 10:15 PM EST.

by Roveri Sports

The best sports handicappers look into tonight’s MLB match up at AT&T Park. Things are looking up for the Giants, they have recently clinched the National League West for the second time in the past three seasons. It seems as though their bats have come to life, and not to mention their “freak” has made significant strides towards becoming the Lincecum of old.

Currently, both public and expert money is being placed heavily on the Giants money line, some experts have also deemed this game worthy of a plus money, run line play. The consensus also seems to be for the total to go over. During their last 10 meetings, the Giants have a slight edge winning 6 of 10 games. The Giants are also 8-2 during their last 10 games overall.

Tonight, Arizona will send righty Josh Collmenter to the mound. Collmenter is the owner of a 4-3 record overall this season in just 80.1 innings pitched, and an ERA of 3.92. The Diamondbacks are averaging 5.8 runs per game, while allowing 5.0 on average. Over is 7-32 in Collmenter’s 9 starts this season. Over his last 3 starts, Collmenter is 3-0 with an ERA of 4.00 in 18 innings pitched, while allowing 20 hits and walking 4, for a WHIP of 1.33. The team is 5-4 during his 9 starts overall and 3-0 in his last 3. During that span, the Diamond backs are averaging 8 runs per game and allowing 2.22 for a total of 11.33 runs per game, needless to say, the over is 3-0 in the last 3 starts for Collmenter.

On the other side of the ball, the Giants will send right hander Tim Lincecum to the mound tonight with a 10-14 record overall, and an ERA of 4.91 in 176 innings pitched. The team is 13-18 in his 31 starts so far this season. During his last 3 starts, Lincecum is 2-0 with an ERA of 2.41 in 18.2 innings pitched, surrendering 15 hits and walking 13 for a WHIP of 1.50. The Giants are 3-0, averaging 6.33 runs per game and allowing 2.67 for a total of 9 runs per game. The over is 2-0 during that span.

-Out of the last 11 games Arizona has played on the road, 10 have gone over
-San Francisco has won 10 of their last 11 as a favorite
-The Giants have won 7 of their last 8 home games

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