MLB Baseball - Preview
The fans at Tropicana Field will be treated to a interleague game between the San Francisco Giants and the Tampa Bay Rays when they take their seats on Friday.
Lefthander Madison Bumgarner will take the mound for the Giants to start this game. Bumgarner is 10-6 this season with a 2.76 ERA.
The Rays will counter Bumgarner with Chris Archer. Righthander Archer has a 2.39 ERA to go along with a 6-3 record this season.
Last time out for San Francisco, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Phillies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Giants at +113 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Tampa Bay lost its last outing, a 7-0 result against the Diamondbacks on July 31. Bettors who backed the Diamondbacks at +170 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
San Francisco has won 2 straight games.
San Francisco: 48-59 SU
Tampa Bay: 64-44 SU
San Francisco most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-3
After playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After a win are 4-6
Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing San Francisco are 3-3
After playing Arizona are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3
A few trends to consider:
San Francisco is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 6 games
San Francisco is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home
Tampa Bay is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Tampa Bay's last 18 games
Tampa Bay is 19-4 SU in its last 23 games
Tampa Bay home to San Francisco, Saturday, August 3