Giants Hope for Similar Online MLB Betting Result in Game 2
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Tuesday’s online MLB betting action is in the books which means that it’s now time to shift our focus to Wednesday’s contests. The MLB has once again packed the schedule jam full of contests, offering a full 15-game schedule. There are plenty of interesting matchups on deck for players to choose from, and there’s absolutely no doubt bettors will be able to find some pretty favorable baseball wagering betting lines.
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With 15 matchups to choose from, sportsbook fans might have a hard time panning all 15 contests, looking for that one line to take advantage of. There are plenty of matchups worth looking over, from the Rangers facing off against the Athletics early in the afternoon, to the Angels and Astros bearing arms later on this evening. But one matchup with particularly intriguing odds is Wednesday night’s pairing between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals.
San Francisco Giants vs. Kansas City Royals – Game 2 – April 19, 2017
When: 8:15 pm ET
Where: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
TV: MLB TV
Series: 2nd of 2 game series, Royals lead 1-0
Betting Odds MLB:
San Francisco Giants -1 ½ (+120) 8 (-115) -138
Kansas City Royals +1 ½ (-140) 8 (-105) +128
San Francisco Giants
The Giants enter this year’s season with high hopes of matching and surpassing last year’s success. San Francisco hasn’t made back-to-back appearances in the postseason since 2003, and facing the opportunity to snap that streak this season, the Giants have one focus in mind. Unfortunately, their current 6-9 record is not conducive to reaching that goal. That lackluster record isn’t doing much for San Francisco, since right now they’re ranked penultimate in the National League West. Wednesday’s game will mark the second of their 2-game series, their first against the Royals. San Francisco won the first game 2-1 but had to go through 11 innings to achieve that result.
Through 15 games, the Giants have been able to put up some noteworthy stats. San Francisco is 14th in runs (61), 17th in batting average (.239), 19th in on base percentage (.301), and 21st in slugging percentage (.378). The Giants will be sending Bumgarner to the mound, who is 0-2 this season with a 3.43 ERA.
Kansas City Royals
The Royals slide into this contest sporting a 6-7 record that ranks the club 5th in the Al West. Kansas City is coming off a season that saw the franchise fail to make the postseason, and the Royals are hoping that streak is cut short in 2017.
Despite the fact that they enter this contest as online MLB betting underdogs, the Royals actually look pretty good on paper. Kansas City owns the MLB’s 8th best earned run average (3.49), 4th best quality starts (9), 21st best WHIP (1.32) and even the 10th best BAA (.230). The Royals will be sending Jason Vargas to the mound, who owns a 2-0 record and an impressive 0.66 ERA.