Tampa Bay Rays at San Francisco Giants Free Pick

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The Tampa Bay Rays will head west to face the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park. This interleague matchup will get underway at 4:35 p.m. ET and fans can tune in to NBC Sports – Bay Area to catch the game.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. San Francisco Giants Odds

Oddsmakers have listed San Francisco (+115) as the underdog to Tampa Bay (-125). Gamblers can wager on the game’s total with odds sitting at -115 for over 7.5 runs and -105 for under 7.5. Runline odds sit at +120 for picking the Rays -1.5 runs and -140 for the Giants +1.5 runs.

The Rays have gone 5-2 SU this year and are 5-2 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 3.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline in the season’s early going and 3.2 units ATS. The Giants, on the other hand, are 2-5 SU and 3-4 ATS. The team has lost 2.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 3.0 units ATS.

San Francisco games have had an over/under record of 2-5 thus far in 2019. Tampa Bay has been a decent under bet with a total record of 0-7.

Right-hander Tyler Glasnow (1-0, 1.80 ERA) will get the ball for the visiting Rays. Glasnow struck out 136 hitters in 111 innings last year (11 starts) while finishing the season 2-7 overall with a 4.27 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP.

The Giants are turning to righty Dereck Rodriguez (1-0, 3.60 ERA), who started 19 games last year while finishing the season 6-4 overall with a 2.81 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP.

As a unit, San Francisco’s pitchers have allowed 3.4 runs per game overall this season. Its starters have an ERA of 2.68, a WHIP of 1.19 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.5. The bullpen has a 2.57 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 8.1 K/9.

The San Francisco hitters have produced 2.4 runs per contest, including 3.2 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .215/.269/.350 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

Steven Duggar and Evan Longoria have led the charge for the Giants’ hitters this year. Duggar is slashing .286/.333/.464 with eight hits, one RBI and three runs scored, and Longoria’s line is .261/.292/.435 with six hits, two RBIs and four runs scored.

In the other dugout, Tampa Bay’s pitchers have allowed 1.6 runs per game and its starters own a 2.19 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 10.46 K/9. The bullpen has an outstanding ERA of just 0.64, along with a WHIP of 0.86 and a K/9 of 8.68.

Rays hitters have slashed .211/.283/.316 on their way to 3.1 runs scored per game in 2019, including over the team’s last five contests (4-1 SU).

Tampa Bay’s hitters have been led by first baseman Yandy Diaz and left fielder Tommy Pham. Diaz is hitting .333/.440/.619 with seven hits, one RBI and five runs scored. Pham (.280/.400/.280) is up to seven hits, two RBIs and three runs scored.

The Rays have gained 1.1 units and are 3-2 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in zero of those games, compared to five that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Giants have lost 2.0 units and are 0-2 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in one of those games, as opposed to one which went under the total.

Rays vs. Giants Free Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Rays, ATS Winner – Rays, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The Rays and Giants did not face each other last season.
  • The Giants have lost three of their last four games SU.
  • The Rays have a team OPS of .599 this season and an OPS of .599 when facing right-handed pitchers. The Giants’ OPS stands at .587 overall and their left-right split is nearly identical.