Bet The Dog Tonight in White Sox vs. Giants MLB Game

Jeff Grant

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:46 PM GMT

The San Francisco Giants have fallen flat in the summer months this season, but they’ve got a golden opportunity to regain their footing against the Chicago White Sox Tuesday night.

Power Outage
Chicago has scored just nine runs in dropping five of its last six contests, as it looks to bounce back from a 4-2 defeat to the Seattle Mariners as +141 road underdogs Sunday, while going UNDER the betting total for a third consecutive affair.

White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu leads the Majors in home runs and RBIs, which is important to consider when making your MLB predictions, but keep in mind he’s failed to leave the yard in a season-high 12 straight games.

Over the last two-plus seasons, the franchise is 5-12 as road favorites of -125 to -150, with the OVER going 10-6-1 in that situation.  It’s important to point out that none of those occurrences have come this year.

 

A Golden Opportunity
San Francisco has compiled a 5-22 record since June 5 against teams currently above .500, but it now has a golden opportunity to get back in the National League West race, considering it opens a stretch of playing three-straight series versus foes with a losing mark.

The Giants were a remarkable 42-21 and held a 9.5-game lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 8, but they now must start the process of erasing a five-game deficit in the standings.

Sports bettors will find that the club is 29-23 against teams with a losing record during the 2014 campaign.

 

Sale
White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (10-2, 2.14 ERA) had his personal five-game win streak snapped last week, as he dropped a 3-1 home decision to the Texas Rangers—surrendering two runs and three hits over six innings of work.

The left-hander is 3-0 with a 1.85 ERA in six road appearances, with opposing hitters batting .217 against him (.188 at home).

In 13 lifetime interleague appearances (six starts), Sale has registered a perfect 3-0 record and 2.52 ERA.

 

Vogelsong
Giants starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong (7-8, 3.77 ERA) returns to the mound at AT&T Park after tallying back-to-back road wins against the Milwaukee Brewers and New York Mets—giving up two runs and nine hits in 15 combined frames.

The right-hander is 2-6 with a 3.28 ERA in 12 home games, as he’s served up just a single round tripper in 74 innings of work.

Vogelsong has produced a 5-6 record and 3.91 ERA in 28 career interleague games (17 starts).

 

Prediction
I’m going to recommend that readers back the Giants as one of their MLB betting picks, as they’ve gone 27-10 in their last 37 home games following a road trip of seven or more days.
Free MLB Pick:  San Francisco Giants 

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