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MLB betting line favors Giants over Athletics

Oakland AthleticsSan Francisco Giants
May 21, 7:10 PM | GrassAT&T Park

Oakland Athletics vs San Francisco Giants Odds

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The Giants will be trying to slam their rivalsl from the other league on Saturday, as the Oakland Athletics visit in inter-league play at AT&T Park.

San Francisco sends Tim Lincecum out against Brett Anderson for the Athletics in this game. Lincecum is 3-4 with a 2.36 ERA on the season, while Anderson is 2-3 on the year and has a 3.30 ERA.

View Oakland vs San Francisco Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
San Francisco opened as -155 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 6.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 8 (Giants) and the No. 6 (Athletics) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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 8.1 hits per game. The Athletics average 8.1 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 2-1 loser as they battled the Giants on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Giants at +101 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Athletics got to extra innings, but lost when they got there against San Francisco on Friday; it was a 2-1 final at AT&T Park in MLB wagering action.

A few Athletics at Giants trends to consider:
Oakland is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games ,
Oakland is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games ,when playing San Francisco
Oakland is 0-4-1 SU in its last 5 games ,when playing on the road against San Francisco
San Francisco6-0-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
San Francisco6-0-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Oakland
San Francisco9-3-1 SU in its last 13 games
San Francisco10-4-1 SU in its last 15 games when playing Oakland

Next up:
Oakland at San Francisco, Sunday, May 22