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Baseball odds preview - San Francisco vs. New York

San Francisco Giants

New York Yankees
71-82 September 20, 2013, 07:05 PM | Yankee Stadium 80-73

The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between New York and San Francisco on Friday, with the host Yankees trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

San Francisco puts its faith in starter Tim Lincecum to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 10-13. Getting the ball for the Yankees is CC Sabathia, who owns a 13-13 record on the season with a 4.90 ERA.

View San Francisco Giants vs New York Yankees Odds and Stats.

Baseball odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Yankees as -142 moneyline Favorite in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8 at shops such as 5Dimes.

The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 4-rated Giants taking on the No. 22-rated Yankees in this contest.

In their last action, San Francisco was a 2-1 winner on the road against the Mets. Bettors on San Francisco at -141 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. San Francisco hopes solid pitching and defense that led to their last victory - a 10-strikeout performance from Madison Bumgarner - will prevail again after their 2-1 victory against New York at Citi Field.

Last time out for New York, they were a 6-2 loser as they battled the Blue Jays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jays at +109 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. New York suffered a 6-2 loss against Toronto on Thursday, as Hiroki Kuroda wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Rogers Centre.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features New York's No. 15-ranked scoring average of 4.08 runs per game, against a Giants offense rated No. 20 and scoring 3.92 runs per game. The Yankees have averaged 8.22 hits per game to date this season, less than the Giants hitters have managed (9.01 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, San Francisco owns the No. 23-rated road mark, allowing 4.45 runs per game on the highway. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.

A few Giants at Yankees trends to consider:
San Francisco is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 6 games
San Francisco is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 6 games on the road
NY Yankees is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
NY Yankees is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of NY Yankees's last 8 games at home

Next up:
San Francisco at New York, Saturday, September 21st