San Francisco Giants vs. Baltimore Orioles Free Pick

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The San Francisco Giants will be taking on the Baltimore Orioles in a Saturday showdown. Mid-Atlantic Sports Network will be showing this interleague matchup and the game gets underway at 4:05 p.m. ET.

San Francisco Giants at Baltimore Orioles Odds

San Francisco (-130) is entering this one as the favorite over Baltimore (+120) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this afternoon game at 9.5 runs (-110 for the under and -110 for the over). The game’s runline odds stand at +115 for taking the Giants -1.5 runs and -135 for the Orioles +1.5.

The Giants have gone just 22-34 SU this year and are 22-33 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 7.3 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 21.0 units ATS. San Francisco has covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the total has gone over in five of those seven. The Orioles, on the other hand, are 18-39 SU and 22-34 ATS. They’ve lost 9.6 units for moneyline bettors and 14.6 units ATS. Baltimore has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the over has hit in four of those seven.

Baltimore games have had an over/under record of 28-25-3 so far in 2019. The Giants have an over/under record of 28-25-2.

Shaun Anderson is getting the start for the visiting Giants. The right-handed Anderson (0-1, 4.80 ERA) has recorded nine strikeouts in 15 innings so far. He has yet to face the Orioles this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Orioles will turn to righty David Hess (1-6, 6.71 ERA), who’s got 44 punchouts and 19 walks, along with a 1.45 WHIP. Hess did not register a start against the Giants in 2018.

Baltimore’s pitchers have given up 6.0 runs per game overall in 2019 as a unit. Its starters have an ERA of 5.57, a WHIP of 1.43 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.2. The bullpen has a 5.87 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and 8.6 K/9.

Baltimore’s offense is putting up 4.1 runs per contest, including 5.2 per game over its last 10 games and 4.6 per game over its last five. The team has hit .235/.311/.407 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

The Orioles’ offense has been led by right fielder Trey Mancini and second baseman Jonathan Villar. Mancini is slashing .299/.348/.542 with 11 home runs, 28 RBIs and 38 runs scored, and Villar’s line is .265/.327/.429 with seven homers, 25 RBIs, 36 runs and 11 steals.

In the visiting dugout, San Francisco’s pitching staff allowed 5.3 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 5.48 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 8.22 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.86, along with a K-per-9 of 9.05.

The Giants offense has slashed .221/.290/.364 on its way to 3.7 runs scored per game in 2019, including 3.2 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 3.2 per game over the team’s last five outings (1-4 SU).

Right fielder Steven Duggar and second baseman Joe Panik continue to lead San Francisco’s hitters. Duggar is hitting .242/.286/.348 with three home runs, 24 RBIs and 19 runs scored, while Panik is hitting .242/.328/.348 with three homers, 17 RBIs and 21 runs scored.

The Giants have lost 4.0 units and are 14-24 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in 20 of those games, compared to 17 that’ve hit the under in such games. On the other hand, the Orioles have lost 4.2 units and are 16-20 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over’s hit in 19 of those games, compared to 15 that went under the total.

Giants vs. Orioles Free MLB Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • San Francisco has logged 13 extra-base hits over its last five outings. Baltimore has 15 XBH over its last five.
  • The Giants have a total OPS of .654 this season and an OPS of .664 when facing right-handed pitchers. The Orioles’ OPS sits at .707 overall and .697 versus righties.
  • San Francisco has recorded 18.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 18.0 over its last five.
  • The Giants have hit six home runs in their last 10 games. The Orioles have hit 15 over their last 10.