San Francisco Giants Odds
The San Francisco Giants should be among the most popular teams to bet on once California legalizes online sports betting. Their fan-base size and solid roster, combined with the uniqueness of Oracle Park, set the stage for some exciting bets.
Here’s a look at how to bet on the Giants in California once sportsbooks are legal. We’ll also cover today’s Giants betting odds plus odds to make the playoffs, odds to win the pennant and the Giants’ World Series odds.
Sports betting in California is not legal, but a social sportsbook provides baseball fans in California one betting option:
Today’s Giants odds
Giants World Series, NL odds
Brandon Crawford prop odds
Best Giants betting apps
Here is a quick look at some of the best Giants betting sites and some unique MLB odds markets their betting apps offer:
- Best and worst record bets
- Same game parlays for the Giants
- Adjusted lines and prop bets
- Live betting
- Team win totals
- Run lines, moneylines and run totals for all 162 games
- Most MLB and Giants prop bets and futures
- Unique player props for more obscure players
- To make playoff odds
- MLB preseason odds, All-Star Game odds and HR Derby odds
- Easy parlay option to create MLB prop bets in seconds
- Game props for every matchup
- Boosted odds/featured promotions
- Live betting
- Bets on regular season stat leaders
The DraftKings betting app offers a more extensive selection of game props and player props, so if you are particularly interested in these types of bets, you may want to consider a DK account.
In addition to comprehensive betting options for every game, all three sportsbooks offer futures odds before and during the season. These include options such as San Francisco Giants World Series odds and individual player awards and milestones (Cy Young, MVP, etc.)
Live betting on Giants games
Live betting involves a selection of constantly changing and updating odds after the game has already started. Unlike pre-game lines, there is a lot of fluctuation during live betting because the sports betting lines need to account for what is happening on the field in real-time.
For instance, if the run line begins at -1.5, but the Giants jump to a 5-0 lead, it might swing to -4.5.
As with pre-game odds, you can place live bets on the run line, moneyline, run totals and props. Some popular live betting options for Giants games include:
- Adjusted run lines
- Next team to score
- Team to win the next inning
- Player X to get a hit/score a run
How to bet on the Giants in California
While there are many similarities between baseball betting and wagering on other sports, you should know some unique features. Here are some critical terms for placing bets on the San Francisco Giants.
What is the Giants Moneyline?
The moneyline is a bet on which team you think will win the game outright. These odds will be displayed by figures like “-200” or “+150.” Because you are not getting a handicapped/fixed-line, a bet on the favorite will usually return a bit less than your original stake. Meanwhile, a bet on the underdog will give you a greater return than what you bet.
- If you bet $100 on the Giants moneyline at -200, you would net $50 in profits if they won the game.
- If you bet $100 on the Giants moneyline as an underdog at +150, you would earn $150 in profits.
What is the Giants run line?
This is a fixed point spread—always set at 1.5. Whereas point spreads in other sports are flexible based on the matchup, the run line is always the same. However, the odds on it may change depending on the matchups.
- San Francisco -1.5 (-150) vs. San Diego
- San Francisco -1.5 (-115) vs. Los Angeles
What is the Giants over/under?
This is the total number of runs both teams will combine to score throughout a game.
If the over/under is set at 9.5 runs, the over hits if teams combine to score 10 or more. The under hits if they combine for nine or fewer.
Giants team and player props
In addition to betting on standard pre-game lines, you can also place prop bets before and after a Giants game start. These can be either game props or individual player props.
Examples of popular MLB game props:
- Team to score first
- Next team to score
- Combined runs, hits and errors (o/u)
- Total combined home runs (o/u)
- Game to go to extra innings (y/n)
Examples of popular MLB player props
- The first player to score
- Player X to score a run anytime (y/n)
- Player X to hit a homerun (y/n)
- Pitcher X number of strikeouts (o/u)
- Player X number of hits (o/u)
Giants alternate lines & parlays
You can consider several additional options if you want to get more creative with your San Francisco Giants bets.
Most sportsbooks offer alternative run lines where you can tweak the standard 1.5 line. If the Giants are favored (-1.5), you can move this number to the point where the Giants are getting runs (i.e., +1.5), or you can move the line to -2.5 or -3.5 to get more favorable plus odds.
Parlays are another fun option to consider. If the Giants face a weaker opponent, you may want to consider using them in a parlay to increase your potential winnings. You can combine your Giants bet with another game result or create a same-game parlay (i.e., Giants moneyline and over 8.5 runs).
What is the Giants home stadium?
The Giants play at Oracle Park in San Francisco. Here are some more details about the ballpark:
- Name: Oracle Park
- Address: 24 Willie Mays Plaza
- Location: San Francisco, CA
- Owner: Port of San Francisco
- Operator: San Francisco Baseball Associates LP
- Capacity: 41,915
- Broke Ground: December 11, 1997
- Opening Date: April 11, 2000
- Construction cost: $357 Million
- Other events hosted: XFL, NCAAF, UFL
Betting tips for Oracle Park
Oracle Park has traditionally played as a pitcher-friendly park due to its deep dimensions, especially its cavernous right-center field. However, after moving in the fences before the start of the 2020 season, it is now a bit more friendly to hitters.
From a prop betting perspective, Oracle still ranks in the top tier of pitcher-friendly parks. As a bettor, you can generally expect lower run totals than you might see at other parks.
Consider pitcher-friendly props such as:
- Runs allowed (o/u)
- Hits allowed (o/u)
- Strikeouts (o/u)
- Quality start (y/n)
Still, that doesn’t mean you should rule out offensive props, especially if the Giants face a favorable matchup (i.e., a struggling opposing pitcher).
Oracle Park ticket prices
Depending on where you choose to sit, the matchup and the day of the week, ticket prices can vary substantially, ranging from as cheap as $15 in the upper deck to an average of $74 on the lower level.
Here is a look at average ticket prices over past seasons:
- 2021: $74
- 2020: $69
- 2019: $41
- 2018: $38
- 2016: $36
- 2015: $34
Who is the Giants mascot?
The Giants mascot is Lou Seal in homage to the club’s Bay Area location. He was introduced to fans during the 1996 season and has been a fixture at home games ever since.
Who owns the Giants?
The Giant’s principal owner is Charles Johnson, who bought the franchise in 1993 for $100 million. Today, the franchise is valued at over $3.1 billion.
Will the Giants’ stadium get a sportsbook?
With legal online sports betting still pending in California, it remains to be seen if the San Francisco Giants will incorporate a sportsbook in Oracle Park as seen with other MLB teams such as the Arizona Diamondbacks and Washington Nationals.
With or without a physical in-house sportsbook, bettors can place bets from their phones in the stadium once gambling is legal in CA.
Where to watch or stream Giants games online free
Giants games are streamable via various online channels; however, they all require a subscription or cable log-in. Digital channels include:
- NBC Sports Bay Area (streaming)
- MLB TV (possible free game of the day promo)
- Sling TV
- YouTube TV
You can watch for free with some of these providers for a limited time by signing up for a free trial.
Giants franchise leaders & retired numbers
Here is a look at some top Giants performers and franchise leaders in key statistical categories:
- Hits: Willie Mays (3,187)
- Home runs: Willie Mays (646)
- RBIs: Mel Ott (1,860)
- OPS: Barry Bonds (1.143)
- Wins: Christy Mathewson (372)
- Strikeouts: Christy Mathewson (2,504)
- Saves: Robb Nen (206)
Franchise retired numbers are as follows:
- #3 Bill Terry
- #4 Mel Ott
- #11 Carl Hubbell
- #20 Monte Irvin
- #24 Willie Mays
- #25 Barry Bonds
- #27 Juan Marichal
- #30 Orlando Cepeda
- #35 Gaylord Perry
- #42 Jackie Robinson
- #44 Willie McCovey