Matchup: Minnesota Twins vs. San Francisco Giants
Pitchers: Minnesota Kyle Gibson (R) vs Tim Lincecom (R)
Latest Odds: Giants -165 total 7
The fans at AT&T Park will be treated to a game between the Minnesota Twins and the San Francisco Giants when they take their seats on Friday.
Right hander Kyle Gibson will take the mound for the Twins to start this game. Gibson is 4-3 this season with a 4.20 ERA. Gibson pitched strong in his first three outings while posting a 0.93 ERA and a record of 3-0, then went 0-3 with an 8.68 ERA over his next four games. Gibson has struggles with his control at times, as his average of 4.0 walks per nine innings ranks among the worst in the league.
Last Friday he came out strong, giving up one run in seven innings of a 5-4 win over Seattle for his first victory since April 17.
Meanwhile, it'll be Tim Lincecum who starts for the Giants. Right hander Lincecum is 3-3 with a 4.74 ERA so far this season. After setting season bests with 11 strikeouts and 7 2/3 innings in a 4-2 win over Atlanta on May 12, Lincecum was again inconsistent while allowing three runs in six innings of Saturday's 5-0 loss to Miami.
Oddsmakers currently have the Giants listed as 165-moneyline favorites versus the Twins, while the game's total is sitting at 7.
Last time out for San Francisco, they were a 5-1 winner as they battled the Rockies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Giants at +120 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Minnesota was a 2-0 winner in its last match on the road against the Padres. They won as +127 underdogs, while the total score of 2 made winners of UNDER bettors.
Team record: 23-21
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 18 of Minnesota's last 25 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 9 games on the road
Team record: 29-18
San Francisco is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games
San Francisco is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of San Francisco's last 16 games at home
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Free MLB Pick: Over the total