Online baseball betting fans will have an outstanding lineup of exhibition games to begin this week as teams make their final preparations for the baseball betting online regular season.
The San Francisco Giants will host the Oakland Athletics on Monday night with a starting time of 10:15 PM ET. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this interleague exhibition matchup so be sure and open your account today for action as both of these teams are playoff contenders.
The Oakland Athletics appear to have rising prospects heading into the betting baseball season as they are armed with an outstanding young pitching staff that is expected to return them into contender status this year. Oakland improved to 81-81 last year and ranked 5th in major league baseball for staff earned run average.
Oakland’s big concern is their offensive lineup that ranked only 23rd in the big leagues last year for run production. Hideki Matsui was signed in the off season to serve as designated hitter and to jumpstart the attack.
The A’s last made the playoffs in 2006 and are looking to return to the same formula that made them a perennial contender in the early 2000’s which was great pitching and high on base percentage.
The future of this franchise remains in doubt for the long term as A’s ownership has not been able to close a deal on a new ball park and the team is a potential contraction or moving candidate.
San Francisco is a top baseball wagering contender after winning the World Series last year. The Giants trailed the San Diego Padres for most of the season before rallying in late September to steal the National League West Division title.
Much like Oakland the Giants are a team with strong pitching as they were the top ranked team in the big leagues last year for earned run average. The Giants were also an excellent home team last year with 49 payouts in 81 games while going over the total in just 32 of those matchups.
Oakland was a +3000 selection at Sports-Gambling to win the World Series while the Giants were a +1000 online baseball betting choice to repeat as World Series champions.