New York Yankees vs. San Francisco Giants Free Pick

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The New York Yankees will be taking on the San Francisco Giants in a Saturday showdown. The first pitch is scheduled for 4:05 p.m. ET and YES Network is in line to televise this interleague showdown.

New York Yankees vs. San Francisco Giants Odds

New York (-120) is entering this game as the favorite over San Francisco (+110) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this one at 8 runs (+105 for the over and -125 for the under). Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the runline odds standing at +125 for the Yankees -1.5 runs and -145 for the Giants +1.5.

The Yankees have gone 15-11 SU this year and are 12-13 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 6.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline through the early part of the season and 2.9 units ATS. New York is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the over has hit in five of those seven. The Giants, on the other hand, are 11-15 SU and 10-15 ATS. They’ve lost 1.1 units for moneyline bettors and 9.3 units ATS. San Francisco has covered the spread just twice over its last seven games and the under has cashed in five of those seven.

San Francisco games have an over/under record of 8-15-2 so far in 2019. The Yankees have an over/under record of 13-12.

Southpaw J.A. Happ is the probable starter for the visiting Yankees. Happ is 0-2 with a 5.96 ERA and 22 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Giants this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Giants are turning to Derek Holland (1-3, 4.33 ERA). Holland has 34 strikeouts and 13 walks, along with a 1.22 WHIP. Holland did not register a start against the Yankees in 2018.

As a unit, San Francisco’s pitchers have given up 3.6 runs per game overall in 2019. Its starters have an ERA of 3.80, a WHIP of 1.16 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.9. The bullpen has posted a solid ERA of just 2.60, a WHIP of 1.06 and a K/9 of 8.7.

The San Francisco offense has produced 3.1 runs per outing, including 3.4 per game over its last 10 games and 3.6 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .226/.302/.400 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

The Giants’ hitters have been led by Steven Duggar and Evan Longoria. Duggar is slashing .223/.268/.359 with three home runs, 11 RBIs and 10 runs scored, and Longoria’s line sits at .215/.255/.387 with 20 hits, eight RBIs and eight runs.

For the visiting squad, New York’s pitching staff allowed 4.2 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.57 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 9.38 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.29, along with a K-per-9 of 10.53.

Yankees hitters have slashed .258/.343/.452 on their way to 5.3 runs scored per game this season, including 5.7 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 5.8 per game over the team’s last five contests (4-1 SU).

New York’s offense has been led by DJ LeMahieu and Luke Voit. LeMahieu is slashing .305/.349/.432 with 29 hits, 14 RBIs and 16 runs scored, while Voit is hitting .276/.388/.551 with 27 hits, eight homers, 22 RBIs and 18 runs scored.

The Yankees have lost 2.6 units and are 1-2 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has cashed in zero of those games, as opposed to three that’ve hit the under in such games. On the other hand, the Giants have lost 1.1 units and are 5-5 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in three of those games, compared to six that’ve gone under.

Yankees vs. Giants Free MLB Tip

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

Betting Notes

  • The under has hit in only two of New York’s last seven games.
  • The Yankees have an OPS of .795 this season and an OPS of .727 against left-handed pitchers. The Giants’ OPS sits at .620 overall and .638 against southpaws.
  • The Yankees have won seven of their last eight games SU.
  • San Francisco has posted 17.0 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 17.6 over its last five.
  • The Yankees have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games. The Giants have hit 11 over their last 10.