Steven Duggar and the San Francisco Giants will head east to square off against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. This interleague matchup will get underway at 7:07 p.m. ET and fans can tune in to RSN Sports to catch the action.
San Francisco Giants at Toronto Blue Jays Odds
Sportsbooks have San Francisco (+105) as the underdog to Toronto (-115). If you’re thinking the game’s total is going to go under 8.5 runs scored, then bookmakers are currently offering -120 odds. Taking the over can give you even money (+100). This game currently has a runline of Giants +1.5 (-200) and Blue Jays -1.5 (+170).
The Blue Jays are 11-12 straight up (SU) and 13-10 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 0.9 units for moneyline bettors and 3.0 units ATS. The Giants are 9-14 SU and have gone 9-14 against the spread. In total, the club has lost 3.1 units for gamblers taking the moneyline through the early portions of the season and 9.6 units ATS.
Blue Jays games have an over/under record of 10-13 so far in 2019. San Francisco has been a decent under bet with a total record of 7-14-2.
Jeff Samardzija will get the start for the visiting Giants. The right-handed Samardzija (1-1, 2.91 ERA) has recorded 20 strikeouts in 21.2 innings so far. He has yet to face the Blue Jays this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.
The Blue Jays are putting the ball in the right hand of Trent Thornton (0-2, 5.40 ERA, 1.42 WHIP), who’s got 21 punchouts and seven walks. Thornton did not appear in the majors last season.
San Francisco’s pitchers have allowed 3.5 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.82 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 9.12 K/9. The bullpen has logged an outstanding ERA of just 2.23, along with a K/9 of 8.57.
The Giants offense has slashed .209/.272/.332 on its way to 2.9 runs scored per game this season, including 2.9 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 2.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (1-4 SU).
Steven Duggar and Evan Longoria have led San Francisco’s hitters. Duggar is slashing .242/.276/.396 with three home runs, 11 RBIs and nine runs scored, while Longoria (.220/.256/.366) has produced two homers, six RBIs and seven runs scored.
For the home team, Toronto’s pitching staff has given up 3.8 runs per game overall this season. The club’s starting pitching staff has an ERA of 3.10, a WHIP of 1.28 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.5. The bullpen has a 3.68 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 10.4 K/9.
Toronto’s offense is putting up 4.1 runs per outing, including 5.3 per game over its last 10 games and 5.6 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .292/.333/.478 over its last five games and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.
Freddy Galvis and Justin Smoak have led the way for the Blue Jays’ batters so far. Galvis is hitting .315/.337/.528 with five home runs, 12 RBIs and 12 runs scored, while Smoak’s line is .313/.439/.582 with five homers, 17 RBIs and 14 runs.
The Giants have lost 2.0 units and are 4-9 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in four of those games, compared to eight that’ve hit the under in such games. On the other hand, the Blue Jays have lost 5.4 units and are 8-9 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in eight of those games, as opposed to nine that’ve cashed the under.
Giants vs. Blue Jays MLB Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Blue Jays, ATS Winner – Giants, O/U – UNDER
- The under has hit in three of Toronto’s last seven games.
- The Blue Jays have won six of their last seven games SU.
- Toronto has recorded 24.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 26.4 over its last five.
- The Giants have hit eight home runs in their last 10 games. The Blue Jays have hit 12 over their last 10.
- The Giants have a team OPS of .604 this season and an OPS of .591 against right-handed pitchers. The Blue Jays’ OPS stands at .685 overall and .696 against righties.