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May 18, 10:15 PM | GrassAT&T Park

Oakland Athletics vs San Francisco Giants Odds

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Inter-league play resumes on Friday as the Giants take on the Athletics at AT&T Park in a key battle on the odds menu.

The Giants will turn to Barry Zito and his 2-1 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Athletics send Jarrod Parker (1-1) to the hill.

View Oakland vs San Francisco Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Giants as -120 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 6.5.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 10 (Giants) and the No. 12 (Athletics) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Athletics rank No. 14 in the American League at 7.4 hits per game. That compares with San Francisco’s No. 5 ranking in that category.

Oakland brings the American League's No. 2-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Giants' league No. 6-ranked defense.

Oakland won its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Rangers on May 17. Bettors who backed the Athletics at +156 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Athletics beat Texas in extra innings, earning a 5-4 victory at Rangers Ballpark in MLB wagering action.

The Giants were a 7-5 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got San Francisco at -117 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors. San Francisco looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Cardinals, a 7-5 final on Thursday in support of Matt Cain at AT&T Park.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing San Francisco are 5-5
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Athletics at Giants trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games
Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Oakland's last 23 games on the road
San Francisco is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Oakland
San Francisco is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
San Francisco is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
San Francisco is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Oakland

Next up:
Oakland at San Francisco, Saturday, May 19

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