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This week has been amazing for the MLB fans. We saw the Diamondbacks thrash the Phillies three consecutive times (6 - 2, 4 - 2 & 3 - 2), which was a surprise to many MLB fans. For the most part, everything else remained consistent, with the top teams dominating the small ones. We've looked at these results and other past results to prepare the weekly MLB tip, which you will find next. Keep scrolling!
Giants win + Over 8.5
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Today's tip will be about one of the most popular MLB rivalries, the Giants vs. the Athletics. These teams will be meeting at the RingCentral Coliseum in a three-match game series set to end on Sunday, 22.
The Giants are the superior team here, as they rank at position one in the MLB with a PCT of 0.645. On the other hand, the Athletics are not badly off, as they're at position eight with a PCT of 0.566. However, the Athletic's recent form is in doubt after winning just once in their last five games.
The current status
Athletics going into this clash with a win
The Athletics seem to have regained their form after winning 4 - 5 against the White Sox. In the last ten games, they have recorded an equal number of wins and losses (five wins & five losses).
Still focusing on the last ten games, the totals for six of them were over 8.5. In addition, seven of them ended with one team winning/losing by two or more runs.
It’s all about the title for the Giants
There's no doubt that the Giants have been the most consistent team this season. Although they lost 2 - 6 to the Mets in their most recent clash, that's a tiny part of their story this season. They have a fantastic record of eight wins in their last ten matches.
Besides, six of these games have ended with totals of under 8.5. Also, in six of those games, one team won/lost by two or more runs.
The Athletics vs. The Giants H2H
Since Feb 2020, the Athletics and the Giants have faced each other 14 times. Out of those games, the Giants have won seven times. Eleven of those games ended with either team winning by two or more runs.
Giants win + Over 8.5
Looking at the stats between these teams, it's clear that the Giants are the superior team. Besides, they already have one hand on the title, and they have everything to lose if they lose this at the RingCentral Coliseum. Also, they have shown a better recent form, winning eight of their ten most recent games.
On the other hand, the Athletics have the home advantage. Besides, they are one of the top teams in the MLB; hence we can expect to witness a very dramatic and fierce clash.
Oakland Athletics vs. San Francisco Giants
Oracle Park | Giants : 2 vs. Athletics: 6 |MLB
Oracle Park | Giants : 6 vs. Athletics: 5 |MLB
Oracle Park | Giants : 2 vs. Athletics: 0 |MLB
RingCentral Coliseum| Athletics: 2 vs. Giants: 7 | MLB
RingCentral Coliseum| Athletics: 3 vs. Giants: 9 | MLB
Since Feb 2020, these teams have clashed 14 times, with the Giants winning seven times
The last time these teams met, the Giants lost 2 - 6
11 of the last 14 games have ended with either team winning/losing by two or more runs
Our Betting Tip for Today
With the recent dramatic turns that we've witnessed this season, we can't rule out the possibility of any team winning. However, for this clash, the Giants have everything to gain from it. Besides, they're the best team this season, and their recent form clearly says that; hence we'll tip them to win this game.
But that's not enough; you may want to add a little bit of spice to your bet. You can add over 8.5 for the totals.
Our choice: Giants to win| over 8.5
Several factors made us tip the Giants to win, and the total runs to be under 8.5. Let's touch on some of them below:
The Giants have won eight of their last ten games, while the Athletics have only managed five wins.
Six of the last ten games between these teams have gone over 8.5
Seven of the last ten games that the Athletics have played have gone over 8.5.
We looked around and settled on BetMGM as the best operator to use when betting on this game. A Giants win has odds of -125 while over 8.5 has odds of -120.