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Jonathan Sanchez out to silence Athletics bats in MLB contest

Oakland AthleticsSan Francisco Giants
May 22, 4:05 PM | GrassAT&T Park

Oakland Athletics vs San Francisco Giants Odds

22-24TEAM RECORD26-19

Inter-league play resumes on Sunday as the Giants take on the Athletics at AT&T Park in a key battle on the odds menu.

Jonathan Sanchez will take the mound for San Francisco, and he'll carry a 3-3 record into the contest. Gio Gonzalez gets the ball for Oakland; he's 5-2 so far this season.

View Oakland vs San Francisco Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Giants in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -130 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 6-rated Athletics taking on the National League's No. 8-rated Giants in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and San Francisco has the National League's No. 15-rated offensive output, at 8 hits per game. The Athletics average 7.9 hits per game, good for No. 12 on the American League list.

Comparing defensive stats, Oakland owns the American League's No. 2-rated road mark, allowing 3.2 runs per game on the highway. San Francisco, on the other hand, rates No. 14 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 3-0 loser as they battled the Giants on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Giants at -142 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Tim Lincecum shut down the Athletics in their last game, striking out 6 in a 3-0 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 4-6
After playing San Francisco are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Florida are 7-3
After playing Oakland are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Athletics at Giants trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Oakland's last 22 games when playing San Francisco
Oakland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Oakland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
San Francisco is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
San Francisco is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oakland
San Francisco is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Francisco's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Oakland at LA Angels, Monday, May 23
San Francisco home to Florida, Tuesday, May 24