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Bay Battle Odds: Giants vs Athletics

The San Francisco Giants battle the Athletics in Oakland in Bay Battle interleague action at O.co Coliseum on Friday in baseball betting action.

Jarrod Parker gets the call for the Oakland Athletics and he will try to build on a 3-3 mark. In the other dugout, struggling Tim Lincecum brings a 2-8 ledger to the game for the Giants as he tries to quiet the Athletics bats.

View San Francisco vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Athletics in this one, they opened as moneyline favorites of -135 on most baseball betting menus for Friday's contest, including at 5Dimes. Watch for the opening total at BetOnline.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 12-ranked Athletics and the National League No. 7-rated Giants in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Oakland's American League No. 14-ranked scoring average of 3.8 runs per game, against a Giants offense rated No. 11 and scoring 4 runs per game in the league. The Athletics have averaged 7.5 hits per game to date this season, less than the Giants hitters have managed (9 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Oakland has the American League's No. 2-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Giants own the National League's No. 5 mark in runs allowed.

San Francisco lost its last outing, a 6-0 result against the Angels on June 20. Bettors who backed the Angels at -160 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Giants were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Los Angeles staff and losing 6-0 to the Angels on Wednesday at Angel Stadium.

The Athletics were a 4-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Dodgers. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at +139 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Oakland got the job done in their last match in a 4-1 victory over Los Angeles on Thursday at O.co Coliseum behind starter Travis Blackley.

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Oakland are 7-3
After playing LA Angels are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing San Francisco are 4-6
After playing LA Dodgers are 7-3
After a win are 7-3


A few Giants at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco's last 6 games when playing on the road against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 11 of San Francisco's last 15 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Francisco's last 9 games
San Francisco is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing Oakland
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against San Francisco
Oakland is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Oakland is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing at home against San Francisco

Next up:
San Francisco at Oakland, Saturday, June 23