San Francisco Giants vs Texas Rangers Preview and Betting Odds

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The San Francisco Giants had won six of seven games heading into their weekend series with the Texas Rangers.  On Friday, they were pounded 5-0 but responded on Saturday with a 5-2 win.

Keeping the winning going will be key as they are currently 4 games behind the NL West-leader Los Angeles Dodgers.  On Sunday afternoon, they wrap up their weekend series with the Rangers  before hosting Houston is a three-game series which begins on Tuesday.

The Rangers (34-26) hold the top spot in AL West but if things do not turn around, that spot could be relinquished.  Texas has dropped 8 of their last 11 games, including 3 of their last four.  Offensive production has been the downfall in their last four where they are hitting just .219 during this span.

This could be the right time for Giants’ Sunday starting pitcher Tim Lincecum to get back on track who has been in a huge funk as of late.  He has not won a game in his last seven outings and has a 0-4 record with a 5.90 ERA during that span.  The former two-time NL Cy Young winner is 2-6 with a 5.83 ERA  on the season.

Texas will pull from the bullpen for their Sunday starter as Alexi Ogando makes his first start of the year since Derek Holland is on the disabled list.  Ogando is 1-0 with 2.27 ERA in relief work this season.  He is pitching well and in 31 2/3 innings of work, he is holding his opponents to just a .189 batting average.

Bovada Sportsbook has tagged the Rangers as the betting favorite in their MLB Betting Odds for Sunday’s matchup.  Texas has their moneyline set at -134 which means if they win, for every $1.00 wagered the payout is .75 cents.  The Giants have their line set at +124 which has a higher payout of $1.24 for every $1.00 wagered if they win.

The OVER/UNDER in runs is set at 7 1/2 with the OVER at -125 and the UNDER at +105.

Also, Bovada has fielded some great Team Prop Bets for this matchup which are another great way of wagering based on team bets.  These include everything from total runs by a team, total home runs in the game and so on.

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