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Athletics vs Giants Baseball Game Preview

Oakland AthleticsSan Francisco Giants
May 20, 4:05 PM | GrassAT&T Park

Oakland Athletics vs San Francisco Giants Odds

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San Francisco's pitching staff and batting order hope to create an unwelcoming environment in interleague play on Sunday when the Oakland Athletics pay a visit to AT&T Park.

San Francisco hands the ball to starter Tim Lincecum in this one and he'll try to improve on his 2-3 mark on the year. Oakland counters with Bartolo Colon, who will try to quiet the fans and the Giants bats at the same time.

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Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Athletics listed as underdogs of +-154 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Giants at No. 10 in the National League and the Athletics at No. 12 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features San Francisco's National League No. 11-ranked scoring average of 3.8 runs per game, against a Athletics offense rated No. 14 and scoring 3.5 runs per game in the league. The Giants have averaged 8.9 hits per game to date this season, more than the Athletics hitters have managed (7.3 per nine innings).

San Francisco owns the National League's No. 5 defense, allowing 3.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Oakland's American League No. 4-rated defense.

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 4-0 loser as they battled the Giants on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Giants at -127 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Ryan Vogelsong shut down the Athletics in their last game, striking out 5 in a 4-0 shutout over Oakland in baseball action at AT&T Park.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing LA Angels are 5-5
After playing San Francisco are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After playing Oakland are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Athletics at Giants trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games on the road
Oakland is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing San Francisco
Oakland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
San Francisco is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Oakland
San Francisco is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
San Francisco is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
San Francisco is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Oakland

Next up:
Oakland home to LA Angels, Monday, May 21
San Francisco at Milwaukee, Monday, May 21