San Francisco Giants vs Tampa Bay Rays MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Francisco Giants vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction 4/14/2024

The San Francisco Giants (6-9) travel to face off against the Tampa Bay Rays (8-7) on Sunday, April 14th. This game will be played at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg and televised on BSSUN. The Giants are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Rays are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Rays. First pitch is set for 1:40 ET.

Giants vs Rays

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Thanks to an 11-run 6th inning for the Giants’ offense, they cruised to an easy 11-2 win over the Rays in the most recent game of this series. Heading into the game, the Giants were at -105 on the money line.

The starting pitching matchup for this game featured Logan Webb for the Giants, and he went seven innings while giving up just one run and picked up a win. Ryan Pepiot got the start for the Rays and went five innings while giving up four runs and took the loss.

San Francisco got a huge performance from Thairo Estrada, as he went 3/4 with two homers and three RBIs. Both LaMonte Wade Jr. and Matt Chapman each drove in two for the Giants’ offense.

As the Giants are on the road today vs. the Rays, they are looking to get back to .500, as they are currently 6-9. In the NL West, they are four games behind the Dodgers, which is good for 4th place. So far, they have yet to win a series, going 1-2-1.

San Francisco has a home record of 3-3 compared to 3-6 on the road. Coming into today’s game, they have been the underdog nine times and have gone 3-6 in those games. As the favorite, their record is 3-3.

San Francisco has been a profitable run line team on the road this season, going 6-3 against the run line. The Giants have covered the run line in four straight road games and have an average run margin of -0.2 runs per game away from home. They have been a much better run line bet as the underdog, going 6-3 against the run line in those games.

The San Francisco Giants have played 15 games this season, and the over/under line has been set at 7.5 runs in seven of those contests. The over has hit in five of those seven games, and the Giants and their opponents have combined to average 9.1 runs per game this season. Their game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday saw 13 runs scored, easily surpassing the over/under line of 7.5 runs.

Blake Snell Gets The Start For The Giants

Blake Snell is making his second start of the season for the Giants, and he’ll be facing his former team, the Rays. In his first outing, Snell took the loss against the Nationals, going 3 innings and giving up 3 earned runs on 5 hits.

Giants Offense Breakdown

Looking at the Giants’ offensive projections for today, we see that Jorge Soler is expected to have a strong game. He has the 4th highest total hits projection on the team and his home run projection is 3rd best in the league today. Thairo Estrada is also expected to have a good game, as his total hits projection is 3rd best in the league today. Jung Hoo Lee has the highest total hits projection on the team and the 2nd best in the league today.

The Rays are currently in 3rd place in the AL East heading into today’s game vs. the Giants. They will also look to pick up a win at home, as they are just one game above .500 at 4-5. Overall, they are 8-7 this season.

Looking at Tampa Bay’s series record, they have gone 2-1-1 so far. This includes winning each of their last two series. The Rays closed out their series with the Angels with a win and then took the series opener vs. the Giants. This came after going 1-2 in their series with the Orioles.

When the Tampa Bay Rays win, they win big, with an average run margin of +2.6 runs per game. However, when they lose, they lose by an average of -5.7 runs per game. As a result, they are 6-9 against the run line this season, with a 3-6 record at home and a 3-3 record on the road. As the favorite, they are 6-8 against the run line, while they are 0-1 as the underdog.

With a combined run average of 9.1 runs per game, the Tampa Bay Rays have seen their games go over the over/under line in 8 of their 15 games this season. Today’s O/U line is set at 7.5 runs, and in games with a line of 7.5 runs, the over has hit in 2 of 3 contests. The Rays’ games have had an average over/under line of 9 runs per game this season.

Shawn Armstrong Gets The Start For The Rays

Shawn Armstrong has made two starts this season, and he has yet to earn a win. In his first start, he took a loss vs. the Blue Jays, going just one inning and giving up one run. He then went 2 innings vs. the Rockies, allowing 1 run in a no-decision. Armstrong has 5 strikeouts in 5 innings of work.

Rays Offense Breakdown

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When looking at the Rays’ player projections, we see that Yandy Díaz is not only projected to have the most hits on the team, but his total is 6th best in the league today. Isaac Paredes has the best home run projection on the team and 7th best in the league. Jose Siri is 2nd in terms of the Rays’ home run projections and 8th in the league.


Giants vs Rays Prediction


Our prediction for today’s Giants vs. Rays matchup is to take the Giants on the money line, with the payout being -125. We actually have the Giants winning this one by a score of 6-5, so you could also look to take the over, as the line is sitting at 7.5 runs.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Blake Snell finishing with six strikeouts, which is better than Shawn Armstrong, who we have finishing with four. As for the Giants and their offense, they are actually projected to finish with the most hits in the league today, and they are also predicted to strike out the most.

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