Giants vs. Athletics Prediction
The San Francisco Giants won the opener in the battle of the Bay Area teams last night at the Oakland Athletics. Is San Francisco a good bet to win again tonight with its ace on the mound?
Saturday, July 21, 2018
AT&T Park at 9:05PM ET
TV: NBCS BA (SF)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Athletics are a -134 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Giants are a +124 underdog, while the total is set at 8 runs. As of Saturday afternoon, 60 percent of public bets are siding with visiting San Francisco. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Rodriguez strong again in win
Giants rookie starting pitcher Dereck Rodriguez hurled 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball last night to guide his team to a 5-1 victory at the A's. He gave up three hits, struck out five and did not walk a batter. Pablo Sandoval was 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a double and a walk to help pace the offense. Ryder Jones contributed a solo home run in four at-bats. Andrew McCutchen finished 1-for-3 with a double, a run and an RBI.
Canha drives in lone run
Athletics left fielder Mark Canha did not have a hit in four plate appearances Friday night, but he did record a sacrifice fly that produced the only run for the hosts. Khris Davis was 1-for-4 with a double and scored the run. Marcus Semien and Stephen Piscotty each had a double in four at-bats. Edwin Jackson took the loss as he surrendered three earned runs on four hits over 6 1/3 innings, striking out six and walking one.
MLB Betting Trends
The under is 15-6-1 in the last 22 Giants games overall. San Francisco is 2-10 in Bumgarner's last 12 road starts.
The Athletics are 8-2 in their last 10 interleague games. Oakland is 21-7 in its last 28 games overall.
I know the Athletics could still be considered red-hot even after yesterday's loss, plus Bumgarner has struggled to win on the road. But I think you can throw all that out here. You can bet on the better pitcher as a dog and he'll still be in a pitcher's park. Cahill is solid, but as long as San Francisco can get two him for a few runs it should be a solid bet.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS +124