MLB Moneyline Picks Tonight: Giants vs Blue Jays 7/11

MLB Moneyline Picks Tonight: Giants vs Blue Jays 7/11

MLB Moneyline Picks Tonight: San Francisco Giants vs Toronto Blue Jays 7/11

Game Summary

The San Francisco Giants are set to host the Toronto Blue Jays on July 11 at Oracle Park in San Francisco, California. Both teams find themselves in a critical juncture of the season, where every game could have significant implications for their playoff aspirations. The Giants, with a record of 45-47, are looking to build on their recent victory against the Blue Jays. Meanwhile, the Blue Jays, sitting at 41-50, are desperate to find some consistency and turn their season around.

Oracle Park, known for its pitcher-friendly dimensions, will be the venue for this intriguing matchup. The Giants have a respectable home record of 26-19, while the Blue Jays have struggled on the road with a 20-26 record. Historically, these two teams have had limited interleague play, adding an extra layer of unpredictability to this game.

On the mound for the Giants will be Jordan Hicks, who has posted a 4-5 record with a 3.47 ERA this season. Opposing him will be the Blue Jays' Kevin Gausman, who has a 6-8 record and a 4.64 ERA. Both pitchers have shown flashes of brilliance but have also struggled with consistency. This game could very well come down to which pitcher can best navigate the opposing lineup.

 

Odds and Betting Lines

Betting Line Odds
Over/Under 8.5
San Francisco Giants Moneyline -112
Toronto Blue Jays Moneyline -104

 

Pitching Probables

Pitcher W-L ERA Strikeouts
Jordan Hicks (SF) 4-5 3.47 82
Kevin Gausman (TOR) 6-8 4.64 101

 

Team 1: San Francisco Giants

Hitting: The Giants' offense has been moderately productive, ranking 14th in runs scored (406) and batting average (.244). Matt Chapman leads the team with a .241 batting average and 42 RBIs, while Heliot Ramos has contributed 13 home runs.

Relief Pitching: The bullpen has struggled at times, with a team ERA of 4.42, ranking 24th in the league. They have managed to secure 18 saves, placing them tied for 25th.

Fielding: Defensively, the Giants have committed 52 errors, ranking 11th. Their fielding percentage has been a point of concern in close games.

Starting Pitchers: Jordan Hicks has been a bright spot with a 3.47 ERA and 82 strikeouts over 90.2 innings. His ability to keep the ball in the park (9 HR allowed) will be crucial against the power-hitting Blue Jays.

Team 2: Toronto Blue Jays

Hitting: The Blue Jays' offense has underperformed, ranking 26th in both runs scored (362) and hits (697). Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has been the standout performer with a .291 average, 13 home runs, and 52 RBIs.

Relief Pitching: The bullpen has been slightly better than the Giants', with a team ERA of 4.33, ranking 22nd. They have accumulated 21 saves, tied for 18th in the league.

Fielding: The Blue Jays have committed 53 errors, placing them 10th in the league. Their defensive consistency will be vital in supporting their pitchers.

Starting Pitchers: Kevin Gausman has had a mixed season with a 4.64 ERA. Despite his 6-8 record, he has shown the ability to dominate lineups with his 101 strikeouts over 97 innings.

 

Team Injuries

San Francisco Giants Position Injury Injury Status
Austin Warren RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 10
Tom Murphy C Knee Expected to be out until at least Jul 10
Toronto Blue Jays Position Injury Injury Status
Isiah Kiner-Falefa 2B Knee Expected to be out until at least Jul 19

 

Betting Trends

  • Giants are 5-5 in their last 10 games.
  • Blue Jays are 4-6 in their last 10 games.
  • Giants are 26-19 at home this season.
  • Blue Jays are 20-26 on the road this season.
  • Over is 4-1 in the Giants' last 5 games.
  • Under is 3-2 in the Blue Jays' last 5 games.

 

Recent Games

San Francisco Giants Opponent Score W/L
vs Toronto 4-3 W
@ Cleveland 4-5 L
@ Cleveland 4-5 L
@ Cleveland 2-4 W
@ Atlanta 4-2 W
Toronto Blue Jays Opponent Score W/L
@ San Francisco 3-4 L
@ Seattle 5-4 W
@ Seattle 5-4 W
@ Seattle 2-1 L
vs Houston 3-5 L

 

Team Rankings

Category San Francisco Giants Toronto Blue Jays
Hitting 14th 26th
Starting Pitching 24th 22nd
Relief Pitching 25th 18th
Fielding 11th 10th

 

Significant Betting Stats

  • Giants are 5-5 in their last 10 games.
  • Blue Jays are 4-6 in their last 10 games.
  • Giants are 26-19 at home this season.
  • Blue Jays are 20-26 on the road this season.
  • Over is 4-1 in the Giants' last 5 games.
  • Under is 3-2 in the Blue Jays' last 5 games.
  • Giants have a team ERA of 4.42.
  • Blue Jays have a team ERA of 4.33.
  • Giants have committed 52 errors this season.
  • Blue Jays have committed 53 errors this season.

 

Weather

The weather for the game is expected to be mostly sunny with a temperature of 72°F. This should provide ideal conditions for baseball.

 

Prediction

Pick: San Francisco Giants moneyline (-112)

The San Francisco Giants have shown better form at home and have a slight edge in the pitching matchup with Jordan Hicks on the mound. The Blue Jays' struggles on the road and inconsistent offense make the Giants a more reliable pick for this game. Expect the Giants to leverage their home-field advantage and come out with a win.

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