The San Francisco Giants are part of the MLB National League West division, and are one of the longest-established and successful baseball teams. Starting life in 1883 as the New York Gothams, the team was renamed the New York Giants, before they moved to San Francisco in 1958. The Giants have won the most games of any MLB team, and have a total of eight World Series titles, bested only by the New York Yankees (27), St. Louis Cardinals (11), and Oakland Athletics (9), while tied with the Boston Red Sox.
They also have 23 National League pennants in their trophy room, eight West Division titles, and two wild card berths; see, we said the Giants are a hugely successful MLB franchise!
Three of the Giants’ World Series titles have come since their move to San Francisco, but they had a long wait for the first of them to happen. It took until 2010 before the San Francisco Giants won another World Series — the previous one came in 1954 – but they then added another in 2012, and 2014.
The Giants have an intense rivalry with the Los Angeles Dodgers. It is one of the longest-running and fierce rivalries in the sports, stemming back to when both teams were playing their home games in New York. The Dodgers-Giants fixture is always a thrilling encounter.
In 2015, the Giants finished second in the NL West, eight games behind arch rivals Los Angeles Dodger, ending the season with an 84-78 record. Sadly for Giants fans, this was not enough to secure a playoff place.
Can the Giants reach the playoffs in 2016? Could they even go all the way and win what would be their ninth World Series? Only time will tell, are you betting for or against the Giants?
San Francisco Giants Betting Lines Today
The popular Giants are a team that MLB fans love to bet on, but what are the latest San Francisco betting lines today? Have a look before placing your bets.
San Francisco Giants Scores & Schedule
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San Francisco Giants Standings Right Now
Most expect the NL West division to be contested between the Giants and the Dodgers in 2016, but is that what is happening? Let us take a look at the current Giants standings.
How To Win At San Francisco Giants Betting
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Another is to bet on the Giants when they are at home because they were 47-34 in 2015 compared to 37-44 when they were on the road.
San Francisco’s batting statistics saw them finish in the middle of the pack, 13/30 when all the figures were compiled. Their batting average of .367 was up there with the league leaders, however.
The Giants’ pitching saw them ranked ninth in the MLB, reducing their opponents’ batting average to .246, which was the exact same as league leaders St. Louis Cardinals.
Fielding is another area of the ballpark where the Giants excel. Ranked fourth in 2015, the Giants only made 78 errors, and enjoyed a fielding percentage of .987, joint top of the MLB overall.
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