It’s a good week for baseball fans who love a little interleague action, as the first 4 days of the week will be devoted to these types of clashes. What we are getting are a bunch of 4-game series that sees each team play 2 games at home. Included in that set of games is the San Francisco Giants versus the Seattle Mariners, with the first two games taking place in California. Game 2 of that set will go on Tuesday afternoon and here’s our MLB betting preview on that game.
Taking a Look at the Seattle Mariners vs San Francisco Giants MLB Odds Preview & TV InfoTime: Tuesday June 16, 3:45 p.m. ETVenue: AT&T Park, San Francisco, CaliforniaTV/Radio: CSN-BA, Root Sports, 710 ESPN, KTRB 860Opening line: San Francisco -132, Seattle -122The Seattle Mariners (28-35) are coming off a weekend that they will want to quickly forget. They lost 2 of 3 to the Houston Astros, giving up 24 runs in the process. They managed to win the middle game of that series, but the 10-0 and 13-0 defeats on either side of that win are what have to be concerning. Seattle came into the month of June on a 7-game losing skid, and aren’t really showing much that would suggest they are going to be able to turn things around. They recently swung a big trade to acquire Mark Trumbo, but he is not off to the best of starts in his new home. Seattle is now 7.5 games back of the division leading Astros, and that number will only continue to grow if they cannot stop bleeding runs. J.A. Happ (3-2, 3.72 ERA) will be the man charged with trying to shut down the Giants on Tuesday. Seattle has lost 4 of the last 5 games that Happ has started.If truth be told, things are really not going that much better in San Francisco Giants (34-30) right now, as the Giants continue to stumble through a bit of a rough patch. Their latest slide came at the hands of the Arizona Diamondbacks, who were able to sweep the World Champions in a 3-game series. The Giants are now just 4-6 in their last 10 games, and now find themselves 3.5 games back of the division leading Dodgers. San Francisco might actually be more comfortable on the road, as their 18 wins away from AT&T Park is the best in the NL. The Giants will send Tim Lincecum (6-3, 3.33 ERA) to the mound on Tuesday. Lincecum has been solid all year, and hasn’t given up more than 4 runs in any of his starts to this point in the season.
Key Betting Trends
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle’s last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle’s last 5 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco’s last 7 games when playing Seattle
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco’s last 6 games