The Giants and Mariners are considered contenders this season in MLB props and futures. It should be noted that this game is at San Francisco so the Giants will have the home field edge.
Betting Major League Baseball on Sunday is going to focus mainly on the regular season opener between the Yankees and the Red Sox but this game will still be on the board. The Mariners and Giants will both be looking at pitchers at the back end of their rotation in this game. It could be a game where the closers get some work though as they prepare for the regular season. Seattle’s David Aardsma is looking to prove that last season was not a fluke. He had 38 saves in 42 chances last season.
Seattle will be a team to follow early this season in MLB props and futures when betting Major League Baseball. The Mariners will be opening the season in Oakland and then traveling to Arlington. They don’t open the season at home until April 12th. A year ago the Mariners won 85 games and Aardsma was a big part of their success. Aardsma has not been that great this spring but no one seems worried. "It was good to see Aardsma back-to-back days," manager Don Wakamatsu said after the Cubs game, "and I thought he was better today. I thought his fastball had more life."
Betting Major League Baseball on the Giants is all about their starting pitching. Led by NL Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum, the Giants have a solid staff. They are also getting a boost from Todd Wellemeyer who has won a spot in the rotation. He will be pitching behind Lincecum, Matt Cain, Barry Zito and Jonathan Sanchez. "I came from a really good rotation," Wellemeyer said about his time with St. Louis, "We thought we were better than these guys the whole time anyway. But to go from where I was to here, I'm lucky to be part of such talented guys." The Giants rotation is a good one and St. Louis has Chris Carpenter and Adam Wainwright. "We're going to have to prove it," Wellemeyer said about San Francisco’s rotation. "I know they're solid over there. ... Last year's over with." Those betting Major League Baseball will note that Wellemeyer is getting the start in this game on Sunday.