Tampa Bay Rays vs San Francisco Giants in MLB odds
San Francisco Giants vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds
Baseball betting stays focused on inter-league play on Saturday as the Giants of San Francisco swing away against the Rays of Tampa Bay.
It's a pitching duel between David Price for the Rays (6-5 on the year) and Tim Lincecum for San Francisco (5-11 so far).
Tampa Bay was a -153 moneyline favorites 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 8.
This game matches up the No. 4 (Rays) and the No. 6 (Giants) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Tampa Bay has the American League's No. 6-rated offensive output, at 8.9 hits per game. The Giants average 9 hits per game, good for No. 3 on the National League list.
Tampa Bay owns the American League's No. 5 defense, allowing 4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with San Francisco's National League No. 10-rated defense.
Last time out for San Francisco, they were a 4-1 winner as they battled the Rays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Giants at +142 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. San Francisco hopes solid pitching and defense that led to their last victory - a 11-strikeout performance from Madison Bumgarner - will prevail again after their 4-1 victory against Tampa Bay at Tropicana Field.
San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-3
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-2
After a win are 5-5
Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing San Francisco are 3-4
After playing San Francisco are 3-3
After a loss are 7-3
A few Giants at Rays trends to consider:
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco's last 7 games
San Francisco is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
San Francisco is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Tampa Bay's last 19 games
Tampa Bay is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games at home
Tampa Bay is 19-5 SU in its last 24 games
San Francisco at Tampa Bay, Sunday, August 4