|Written by Vincent Di Mello|
Baseball betting Sunday will include the inter-league matchup of the battle of the bay to bet on sports with as the San Francisco Giants host the Oakland Athletics. Baseball betting fans have been hot on both teams who have been on their best stretches of the season to bet on sports with recently.
The Oakland Athletics finally woke up after a terrible start to the baseball betting season and won 7 consecutive games from June 2 through June 8. Oakland was still a questionable commodity to bet on sports with in road action as they were 11-17.
Oakland’s pitching staff has improved as the sports betting season has unfolded and that was the reason for their climb. The A’s had a staff earned run average of 4.22 which was good for 11th in the majors. Oakland’s offense ranked 18th in the big leagues and was led by Matt Holiday, who had an average of just .283. Jack Cust had 10 home runs to start the baseball betting season.
The San Francisco Giants have been one of the biggest surprises this baseball betting season as they were 29-27 which was good for 2nd place in the National League west. San Francisco’s baseball betting strength was their pitching staff that ranked 3rd in the majors with a 3.76 earned run average. Their offense was light, however, and ranked only 29th in all of baseball betting. Pablo Sandoval led the lineup with a .305 average while Bengie Molina had 8 home runs. The Giants won 9 out of 13 baseball betting matchups from May 25 through June 8.
The probable starting pitchers for this one are left hander Brett Anderson of the Oakland Athletics and right hander Matt Cain of the San Francisco Giants. Anderson had a record of 3-5 with a 4.97 earned run average. He was 2-1 in his last 3 starts with a 3.71 earned run average. He has never faced the Giants. Cain was 7-1 with a 2.27 earned run average. In his last 3 starts he was even better with a mark of 3-0 and a 1.33 earned run average.
Bet on the MLBGamblers might feel compelled to place their baseball bets on San Francisco. Rival evaluators who scouted the Giants’ offensive work during spring training all left thinking the same thing; pitchers from opposing teams will have to dig deep. Similar to the Kansas City Royals of the previous two years, the Giants are not known for striking out too often.