The reigning champions are struggling at the bottom of the Western division and all they can do is to slow the Red Sox down. Boston still has a three-point lead over Tampa Bay, but no longer has the best record in baseball after losing seven of the last 10 games.
Bet: San Francisco
Odds: Winner Sports 2.05
Boston travels to the West Coast after losing another series against their arch rivals and know that they won’t have an easy task in winning the opening game. On the bright side, they have Jon Lester fee to play and the veteran starting pitcher is expected to last at least five innings. AT&T Park is not a stadium where many runs are scored, and now that the Giants are struggling to improve their percentage at bat, Lester should build on his 4.31 ERA.
The numbers are far from stellar still slightly better than what his counterpart can brag about, as Tim Lincecum also conceded an average of 4.5 runs per game this season. He used to be the best starting pitcher for San Francisco three years ago but 2013 was a bumpy season and Tim alternated victories with humiliating defeats. One match after pitching a gem, he was largely responsible for his team losing to Washington after conceding six runs in just as many innings.
Tim Lincecum is a highly unpredictable player, but despite his inconsistencies he remains one of the most dangerous pitchers to face at AT&T Park. Odds of 2.05 for the hosts to win are just good enough and as long as Winner Sports maintains them at this value, it is worth placing a wager on San Francisco to win.