Giants vs. Blue Jays Prediction
Following a recent four-game losing skid, the Giants will go for their third straight win when they visit the Blue Jays again at 4:07 p.m. ET at Rogers Centre. Will San Francisco earn another win today in Toronto?
Game Snapshot & Odds
979 San Francisco Giants (-125) at 980 Toronto Blue Jays (+105); 8.5 runs
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
4:07 p.m. ET, Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 71% of the betting tickets are on the Blue Jays to beat the Giants on the moneyline.
San Francisco Giants Fantasy Spin
Joe Panik went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a two-run double to lead the Giants to a 7-6 win over the Blue Jays on Tuesday. Panik swatted a two-run double in the second inning before ripping a Trent Thornton offering over the right field wall in the fifth. The homer was the first for Panik in 21 games this year. Hits have been hard to come by for the 28-year-old this year but he seems to be the victim of some bad luck, sporting just a .203 BABIP despite relatively strong batted ball numbers. Even so, Panik's fleeting days of fantasy relevance are likely over for good.
Toronto Blue Jays Fantasy Spin
Rowdy Tellez went 2-for-4 with a grand slam and two runs scored in a loss to the Giants on Tuesday. Tellez made the game interesting with his grand salami in the eighth inning, cutting the Giants' lead to one run. The homer came off Giants left-handed reliever Tony Watson, the first homer of his admittedly short MLB career against a southpaw. Tellez now has five homers, 15 RBI and 11 runs scored this year while batting .259/.333/.552 in 20 games. The big boy should continue to garner a lot of playing time at designated hitter and first base with Kendrys Morales now out of the picture.
MLB Betting Trends
The Giants are just 9-25 in their last 33 road games.
Following their loss last night, the Blue Jays are now just 2-6 in their last eight home games.
Clay Buchholz’s velocity has dipped this season and thus, so has his strikeout rate. The Giants aren’t great offensively but with the way Buchholz is allowing 44% hard contact rate to right-handed hitters, I’m going to roll the dice on Buster Posey and Co. today. Drew Pomeranz’s numbers aren’t great but he has done a nice job of striking batters out and inducing groundballs. That should curtail Toronto’s scoring until the Giants can get to their pen.
The Pick: San Francisco Giants -125