Giants face Oakland Athletics: MLB odds preview and stats
San Francisco Giants vs Oakland Athletics Odds
The Athletics will be trying to slam their rivals from the other league on Monday, as the San Francisco Giants visit in inter-league play at O.co Coliseum.
Oakland hands the ball to starter Daniel Straily in this one and he'll try to improve on his 2-2 mark on the year. San Francisco counters with Madison Bumgarner, who will try to quiet the fans and the Athletics bats at the same time.
Oakland was a +114 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 7.5.
The Athletics sit at No. 8 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Giants sit at a National League No. 3 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Oakland has the American League's No. 6-rated offensive output, at 8.5 hits per game. The Giants average 9.3 hits per game, good for No. 1 on the National League list.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Oakland has the American League's No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Giants own the National League's No. 12 mark in runs allowed.
In their last action, San Francisco was a 7-3 winner at home against the Rockies. Bettors on San Francisco at -168 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. San Francisco looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Rockies, a 7-3 final on Sunday in support of Matt Cain at AT&T Park.
The Athletics were a 6-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Astros. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at -172 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors. Oakland looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Astros, a 6-2 final on Sunday in support of Bartolo Colon at Minute Maid Park.
San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Oakland are 6-4
After playing Colorado are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing San Francisco are 5-5
After playing Houston are 9-1
After a win are 6-4
A few Giants at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Francisco's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of San Francisco's last 21 games when playing on the road against Oakland
San Francisco is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
San Francisco is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Oakland
Oakland is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games at home
Oakland is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Oakland's last 14 games
San Francisco at Oakland, Tuesday, May 28