Rays vs. Giants Sunday Prediction
The Giants picked up their first home victory of the season but can they make it two in a row? San Francisco is currently listed as an underdog for its series finale versus the Tampa Bay Rays at 4:05 p.m. ET.
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, April 7, 2019
4:05 p.m. ET, Oracle Park, San Francisco, CA
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Rays are -120 moneyline favorites. As of this writing, 62% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Rays to beat the Giants on the moneyline.
This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Tampa Bay Rays Fantasy Spin
Ji-Man Choi went 2-for-4 with a double and a pair of RBI in a loss to the Giants on Saturday. Choi drove in the first run of the game with an RBI double, and his second run batted in came on a sacrifice fly to tie the game at 2-2 in the fifth. Choi, 27, has struggled to stay healthy throughout his career, but he's hit when he's been on the field. At the very least, he's worth monitoring in redraft formats, especially if he's hitting in the middle of the Tampa Bay order.
San Francisco Giants Fantasy Spin
Brandon Belt went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI in a 6-4 victory over the Rays on Saturday. Belt gave the Giants a lead in the third on an RBI single, and in the bottom of the fifth, he took a Ryan Yarbrough offering out of the park to extend the lead to 6-3. That's the third homer of the year for the first baseman, and he's slugging .563 over the first nine games of the year. We say it every year, but if Belt can stay healthy, there's potential for big numbers, even on a not-so-good San Francisco team.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rays are now 1-4 in their last five games against the Giants following their loss on Saturday.
Despite beating the Rays yesterday at Oracle Park, the Giants are still just 1-5 in their last six home games.
I won’t be looking to play the Giants much in 2019 but they do make some sense today getting even money. Drew Pomeranz was a disaster last season for the Red Sox but he was also injured. He tossed four scoreless innings in a no-decision last Monday versus the loaded Dodgers and he’s had success versus Tampa. He went 17-6 with a 3.32 ERA with the Red Sox in 2017 and was 4-3 with a 3.98 ERA in 11 career appearances (nine starts) versus the Rays. Hopefully Belt can stay hot for the Giants and we get enough offense out of San Francisco to cash this ticket.
The Pick: San Francisco Giants +100