It should be quite a pitcher’s duel on Sunday for gamblers betting Major League Baseball as the San Francisco Giants host the Boston Red Sox.
It is expected to be Jon Lester going for Boston while San Francisco counters with Tim Lincecum. With those two pitchers on the mound the total in MLB props and futures should be low.
Betting Major League Baseball on the Red Sox is normally very popular with gamblers but that might not be the case on Sunday. Tim Lincecum is the two-time NL CY Young winner and he gets a lot of support when he is on the mound. Lincecum is 8-2 on the season with a 2.86 ERA. Lester has almost identical numbers for Boston as he is 8-3 with a 3.03 ERA. Lester has given up two earned runs or less in six of his last seven starts. He is 3-2 on the road this season with a 3.12 ERA.
Before this series began the Giants and Red Sox had not met since 2007 and that was in Boston. The Red Sox swept that three-game series. You have to go back to 2004 for the last time the teams played in San Francisco. The Giants took two of those three meetings for those betting Major League Baseball.
Boston has gotten back into the American League East race mainly because of their home success. On the road the Red Sox are around the .500 mark. Boston has been really pounding the ball as they are number one in the league in runs scored. Their ERA is not that great as a team but with Lester on the mound they are always a threat to win and a solid choice by gamblers betting Major League Baseball.
The Giants are far better at home than on the road so that is something to remember when betting Major League Baseball. The Giants win with pitching and Lincecum is a big part of their rotation. After a little hiccup, he has been very good recently. The question for the Giants is their offense which can sometimes struggle to score runs. That should make this game against Boston very low scoring. Even though the Red Sox have the top offense in the league you can count on a very low total in this game as you are betting Major League Baseball.