The quick trip north will be the first Interleague baseball betting odds series for the Giants who will be looking to gain ground on the slumping Dodgers in the NL West standings. The mariners will be looking to make ground in their own division baseball betting odds standings and result should be a hard fought baseball game.
Baseball betting odds fans will recall that the Mariners have been an awful team the past few years. This year, however, the team got off to a scorching start and they now sit just 3.5 games back (16-18) in the AL West baseball odds standings among many sportsbook sites.
The Giants have also staged a mini-renaissance this season getting off to very good start (18-15) and looking something like a baseball betting odds contender. But the biggest difference between these two teams heading into the May 23rd matchup is momentum. The Giants may not be on a tear in the baseball odds, but the Mariners are positively slumping.
After the strong start Seattle seems to be falling back to baseball betting odds earth. With a lousy 2-8 record over its past ten games the Giants will hardly be intimidated when they arrive at the Safeco Field show down. The Giants have gone 6-4 over the past 10 games and must smell blood in the water now that the Manny scandal broke in Dodgertown and the Giants find themselves just 4 games behind the struggling Dodgers.
More than likely the Mariners are playing down to their potential and it’s unlikely they’ll be able to keep pace with the AL West baseball betting odds leaders for the whole season. The pitching is average and ace King Felix has yet to dominate baseball betting odds opponents the way he needs to. The batting is also below average and the team has struggled to score runs during key baseball betting odds match ups.
The Giants on the other hand haven’t been playing to their baseball betting odds potential and many baseball odds makers expect them to improve. Ace Tim Lincecum has been every bit as good as advertised and Barry Zito seems to be regaining the form that made him one of the best pitchers in baseball betting odds just a few seasons ago.
At the plate the team has little to know power (with the exception of Benji Molina 8 HR, 28 RBIs) but they should have enough to get by the Mariners.
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