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Tim Hudson, Barry Zito Take Mound in San Francisco Giants vs Oakland Athletics Tilt

O.co Coliseum hosts an MLB battle between the Oakland Athletics and the visiting San Francisco Giants on Saturday.

It's a pitching duel between Barry Zito for the Oakland Athletics (0-0 on the year) and Tim Hudson for San Francisco Giants (8-8 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting San Francisco Giants were -130 moneyline favorites in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8.5 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.3-3.9 victory for the Giants. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

San Francisco Giants vs Oakland Athletics Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Oakland Athletics sport a record of 65-89 heading into this matchup, while the San Francisco Giants sit at 79-74 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs San Francisco injuries news.

The Oakland Athletics vs San Francisco Giants odds would favor the Giants if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Oakland is rated No. 29 in the current Odds Shark poll, while San Francisco is at No. 7.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Oakland Athletics and its No. 17-rated batting order, averaging 4.25 runs per nine innings, against the No. 14 line up of the San Francisco Giants at 4.3 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Oakland has the No. 20-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Giants own the No. 5 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

San Francisco looks to rebound from a loss to the Athletics, who beat them 5-4 on Friday behind a start from S Gray at O.co Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • San Francisco is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of San Francisco's last 13 games
  • San Francisco is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • San Francisco is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Oakland
  • Oakland is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games
  • Oakland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

San Francisco at Oakland, Sunday, September 27th

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