Tampa Bay Rays at San Francisco Giants Free Pick

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The Tampa Bay Rays will be taking on the San Francisco Giants in a Sunday showdown. This interleague showdown will begin at 4:05 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

The Rays have gone 6-3 SU this year and are 6-2 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 4.1 units for moneyline bettors over the early portions of the year and 4.5 units ATS. The Giants, on the other hand, are 3-6 SU and 3-5 ATS. They’ve lost 3.0 units for moneyline bettors and 4.5 units ATS.

San Francisco games have an over/under record of 2-5-1 so far in 2019. Tampa Bay has been a decent under bet with a total record of 0-7-1.

Right-hander Yonny Chirinos (1-0, 1.29 ERA) will get the ball for Tampa Bay. Chirinos started seven games last year and finished the season 5-5 overall with a 3.51 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP.

The Giants will put the ball in the hands of lefty Drew Pomeranz (0-0, 3.60 ERA), who started 11 games last year and finished the season 2-6 overall with a 6.08 ERA and a 1.77 WHIP.

As a unit, San Francisco’s pitching staff has given up 3.7 runs per game overall this season. Its starters have an ERA of 3.45, a WHIP of 1.23 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.4. The bullpen has a 2.48 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 7.1 K/9.

San Francisco’s hitters have put up 2.8 runs per contest, including 4.0 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .238/.285/.381 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that span.

The Giants’ batters have been led by right fielder Steven Duggar and shortstop Brandon Crawford. Duggar is slashing .278/.308/.472 with 10 hits, five RBIs and four runs scored, while Crawford’s line sits at .290/.313/.355 with nine hits, zero RBIs and two runs scored.

For the visiting squad, Tampa Bay’s pitching staff allowed 2.1 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 1.80 ERA, 0.80 WHIP and 10.20 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 2.43, along with a K/9 of 7.54.

Rays hitters have slashed .226/.290/.342 on their way to 3.4 runs scored per game this year, including over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).

Tampa Bay’s hitters have been led by first baseman Ji-Man Choi and first baseman Yandy Diaz. Choi is slashing .370/.433/.444 with 10 hits, four RBIs and two runs scored, while Diaz is slashing .310/.394/.621 with nine hits, two homers, three RBIs and six runs scored.

The Rays have gained 2.0 units and are 2-0 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in zero of those games, as opposed to two that’ve hit the under against lefties. On the other hand, the Giants have lost 3.0 units and are 0-3 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in one of those games, as opposed to one that’ve cashed the under.

Rays vs. Giants Free Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • The Rays and Giants did not face each other in 2018.
  • The Rays have an OPS of .632 this season, including an OPS of .569 against left-handed pitchers. The Giants’ OPS sits at .602 overall and their left-right split is nearly identical.