The pitching matchup on Thursday has C.J. Wilson going for Texas while Matt Cain gets the start for San Francisco. The Giants are a slight favorite in MLB betting at SBG.
The Rangers are going with their second best left-hander in this game. He has followed up Cliff Lee and done very well. Wilson was 15-8 this season with a 3.35 ERA. Wilson pitched well on the road this season even though sometimes he didn’t get a good result. His overall record on the road is 5-6 but his ERA is very solid on the road at 3.03.
The Giants send Matt Cain on Thursday. He is their second best starter behind Tim Lincecum. He was 13-11 this season with a 3.14 ERA. Cain was far better at home this season than on the road. He was 9-4 with a 2.60 ERA at home compared to 5-7 with a 3.35 ERA on the road. If you bet on the Giants with Cain you definitely want to do it when he is pitching at home. Cain has been excellent in the playoffs as he has not allowed a run in 13 2/3 innings.
Game 2 Trends
The Rangers are 4-0 in their last 4 road games vs. a right-handed starter. The Rangers are 8-1 in their last 9 road games. The Rangers are 7-3 in their last 10 Thursday games. The Rangers are 25-9 in Wilson’s last 34 starts. On the other side, the Giants are 7-1 in MLB betting in their last 8 Thursday games. The Giants are 8-2 in Cain’s last 10 starts. The Giants are 23-9 in Cain’s last 32 home starts.
The Under is 4-0 in the Rangers last 4 Thursday games. The Over is 5-2 in baseball betting in the Rangers last 7 interleague road games vs. a right-handed starter. The Over is 3-1-1 in Wilson’s last 5 starts overall but the Under is 5-2 in Wilson’s last 7 road starts. The Under is 14-6 in the Giants last 20 home games. The Over is 5-2 in Cain’s last 7 home starts.