The San Francisco Giants were rolling along vs. the baseball odds but then suddenly they hit the skids and now they have lost five straight.
The Giants were swept vs. the baseball lines over the weekend by the Oakland Athletics.
Baseball odds will favor San Francisco this week as they host Washington and Arizona. Those two series should give the Giants a good chance to get things going in the right direction vs. the baseball lines. With their latest slump, the Giants have fallen to third in the National League West but they are just 3.5 games out of first place.
The big problem for San Francisco has been their offense. They scored a total of one run in the series against Oakland. It was the fourth time in the last ten series that Oakland has swept the Giants. The Giants got good pitching in the series but they simply couldn’t hit.
The Giants have been much better at home vs. the baseball odds than on the road. That is good news considering they will be home this week against two teams they should beat in Washington and Arizona. The Giants have been going under the total far more often at home than on the road. The Giants have gone under in 12 of their 21 home games with three pushes. On the road they have gone over in 11 of their 22 games with one push.
San Francisco has very little power in their lineup. Aaron Rowand is not a power hitter but he leads the team in home runs with five. Bengie Molina has been in a slump but he still leads the team with a .294 batting average. The Giants are just 24th in the league in runs scored a 4.07 per game. They are also 24th in the league in home runs. Pitching is the calling card of the Giants. They are 4th in team ERA at 3.40. They are fourth in the league in quality starts and sixth in the league in strikeouts. They also play good defense as they ranked second in the league in fewest errors.
The Giants should get things turned around this week vs. the baseball lines as they begin a nine-game home stand as they host Washington, Arizona and Colorado.