MLB Spread Prediction: Giants vs Blue Jays 7/11

MLB Spread Prediction: Giants vs Blue Jays 7/11

MLB Spread Prediction: San Francisco Giants vs Toronto Blue Jays 7/11

The San Francisco Giants will face off against the Toronto Blue Jays on July 11 at Oracle Park in San Francisco, California. This matchup features two teams looking to improve their standings as they head into the second half of the season. The Giants, with a record of 45-47, are slightly better off compared to the Blue Jays, who sit at 41-50. Both teams have shown flashes of potential but have struggled with consistency. This game will be crucial for both teams as they look to build momentum.

 

Odds and Betting Lines

Market Odds
Over/Under 8.5
San Francisco Giants Spread +1.5 (-200)
Toronto Blue Jays Spread -1.5 (+164)
San Francisco Giants Moneyline +155
Toronto Blue Jays Moneyline -185

 

Pitching Probables

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

 

Team Previews

San Francisco Giants

Hitting: The Giants' offense has been relatively consistent, with 760 hits and 406 runs, ranking them 12th and 14th in the league, respectively. 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 the Giants ranking 25th in saves with only 18. Their collective ERA stands at 4.42, which places them 24th in the league.

Fielding: Defensively, the Giants have committed 52 errors, placing them 11th in the league. Fielding has been a relative strength for the team, helping to mitigate some of the pitching struggles.

Starting Pitchers: Jordan Hicks has been a solid contributor with a 3.47 ERA and a 4-5 record. He will need to continue his strong performance against a potent Blue Jays lineup.

 

Toronto Blue Jays

Hitting: The Blue Jays have struggled offensively, ranking 26th in hits (697) and runs (362). Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is a key player, leading the team with a .291 batting average, 13 home runs, and 52 RBIs.

Relief Pitching: The bullpen has been slightly better than the Giants, with 21 saves ranking 18th in the league. Their ERA of 4.33 is marginally better at 22nd in the league.

Fielding: Toronto's defense has been a bit of a liability, with 53 errors placing them 10th in the league. Improved defense will be crucial for them to succeed.

Starting Pitchers: Kevin Gausman has had an up-and-down season with a 4.64 ERA and a 6-8 record. His ability to limit the Giants' offense will be key to the Blue Jays' chances.

 

Team Injuries

San Francisco Giants

Player Name 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

Player Name Position Injury Injury Status
Isiah Kiner-Falefa 2B Knee Expected to be out until at least Jul 19

 

Betting Trends

  • The Giants are 5-5 in their last 10 games.
  • The 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.
  • Giants have covered the spread in 44 out of 91 games.
  • Blue Jays have covered the spread in 44 out of 90 games.

 

Recent Games

San Francisco Giants

Opponent Score W/L
@ Cleveland 4-5 L
@ Cleveland 4-5 L
@ Cleveland 2-4 W
@ Atlanta 4-2 W
@ Atlanta 1-3 L

 

Toronto Blue Jays

Opponent Score W/L
@ Seattle 5-4 W
@ Seattle 4-5 L
@ Houston 3-5 L
@ Houston 2-9 L
@ Boston 6-7 L

 

Team Rankings

Category San Francisco Giants Toronto Blue Jays
Hitting 12th 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.
  • Giants have covered the spread in 44 out of 91 games.
  • Blue Jays have covered the spread in 44 out of 90 games.
  • Giants' bullpen ERA is 4.42.
  • Blue Jays' bullpen ERA is 4.33.
  • Giants have committed 52 errors this season.
  • Blue Jays have committed 53 errors this season.

 

Weather

Mostly sunny with a high temperature of 72°F.

 

Prediction

Pick: San Francisco Giants to cover +1.5

The Giants have been solid at home this season with a 26-19 record. Jordan Hicks has been a reliable starter for the Giants, and their offense has been more consistent than the Blue Jays. With the Blue Jays struggling on the road and Kevin Gausman having an inconsistent season, the Giants are favored to cover the +1.5 spread.

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