Betting baseball expectations remain high for the defending world champion San Francisco Giants as they are neck and neck with the Colorado Rockies in the NL West baseball wagering race.
The San Francisco Giants will host the Oakland Athletics on Friday night with a starting time of 10:15 PM ET. This is the first weekend of Interleague play in Major League Baseball and Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on all of the action so be sure to have your account open and ready for action today!
The scheduled probable starting pitchers for this one are Trevor Cahill for Oakland and Ryan Vogelsong of the Giants.
San Francisco had a record of 22-19 with the MLB betting odds and was 10-5 at home. The Giants went over the total in just 6 out of their 15 home games. San Francisco was in a back and forth race for first place in the National League West Division with the Colorado Rockies, who are expected to be the main threat to the Giants in the race for the pennant.
The Giants remain one of the top pitching teams in the big leagues as they were 4th in staff earned run average but their offense was struggling and ranked 29th for run production. The loss of third baseman Pablo Sandoval has hurt as he is on the 15 day disabled list. Vogelsong had a record of 3-0 with a 2.36 earned run average.
Oakland had a record of 22-20 with the MLB baseball odds and was 11-10 at home. The A’s went under the total in 13 out of their 21 away games. Oakland had the best earned run average in the big leagues but their offense ranked 24th for run production. Cahill is emerging as a Cy Young Award candidate with a 6-1 record and 1.82 earned run average.
Entering action on Friday San Francisco has dominated this betting baseball series as of late with 10 wins in the last 14 games between the two teams. In the last 20 games between the A’s and Giants only 5 went over the total. Oakland has lost their last 6 games at San Francisco.