Toronto Blue Jays vs. San Francisco Giants Free Pick

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Freddy Galvis and the struggling Toronto Blue Jays will head west to face the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park. The game gets underway 9:45 p.m. ET and RSN Sports will televise this interleague showdown.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. San Francisco Giants Odds

Bookmakers have San Francisco (+100) as the underdog to Toronto (-110). You can play game’s total with current odds posted at even money (+100) for over 8 runs and -120 for under 8. There’s a runline of Blue Jays -1.5 (+135) and Giants +1.5 (-155) for this matchup.

The Giants are 17-23 straight up (SU) and 17-23 against the spread (ATS). The team’s lost 2.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 13.7 units ATS. The Blue Jays are 16-24 SU and have gone 19-21 against the spread. Overall, the club has lost 6.5 units for moneyline bettors in this young season and 5.5 units ATS.

San Francisco games have an over/under record of 20-18-2 so far in 2019. The Blue Jays have been a decent under bet with a total record of 16-23-1.

Right-hander Trent Thornton is the projected starter for the visiting Blue Jays. Thornton is 0-4 with a 5.06 ERA and 39 strikeouts. He’s 0-1 with five strikeouts and a 7.20 ERA against San Francisco this year.

The Giants will put the ball in the right hand of Nick Vincent (0-1, 2.25 ERA), who’s got 25 strikeouts and six walks as well as a 1.13 WHIP. Vincent hasn’t faced the Blue Jays yet this year and did not register a start against them in 2018.

Toronto’s pitching staff allowed 4.4 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.39 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 8.02 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.34, along with a K-per-9 of 9.62.

The Blue Jays offense has slashed .219/.285/.359 on its way to 3.5 runs scored per game in 2019, including 1.8 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 1.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (1-4 SU).

Toronto’s hitters have been led by Freddy Galvis and Randal Grichuk, who collectively have belted 12 home runs. Galvis is slashing .277/.301/.440 with five home runs, 14 RBIs and 15 runs scored. Grichuk has a .250 average with seven homers, 18 RBIs and 20 runs scored.

For the home team, San Francisco’s pitching staff has given up 4.8 runs per game overall this season. Its starters have a 5.14 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.58 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 9.2 K/9.

San Francisco’s hitters are putting up 3.9 runs per outing, including 6.1 per game over its last 10 games and 7.0 per game over their last five. The team’s hit .270/.353/.483 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that span.

Steven Duggar and Evan Longoria have led the way for the Giants’ offense so far. Duggar is slashing .265/.306/.388 with three home runs, 20 RBIs and 18 runs scored, and Longoria’s line is .229/.279/.427 with six homers, 15 RBIs and 16 runs scored.

The Blue Jays have lost 10.9 units and are 12-16 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in 13 of those games, compared to 14 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Giants have netted 0.5 units and are 10-16 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over’s hit in 14 of those games, compared to 11 that went under the total.

Blue Jays at Giants Free Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • The under has hit in just one of San Francisco’s last seven games.
  • The Blue Jays have lost seven of their last eight games SU.
  • San Francisco has recorded 23.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 26.2 over its last five.
  • The Blue Jays have hit five home runs in their last 10 games, including four over their last five.
  • The Blue Jays have an OPS of .644 this season and an OPS of .653 against right-handed pitchers. The Giants’ OPS stands at .657 overall and .681 against righties.