New York Yankees vs San Francisco Giants MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Yankees vs San Francisco Giants Prediction 5/31/2024

The New York Yankees (39-19) travel to face off against the San Francisco Giants (29-28) on Friday, May 31st. This game will be played at Oracle Park in San Francisco and televised on YES. The Yankees are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Giants are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Phillies. First pitch is set for 9:15 CT.

Yankees vs Giants

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The Yankees’s offense was hot right out of the gates in their most recent game vs. the Angels, closing out their series with an 8-3 win. After allowing one run to the Angels in the 2nd inning, the Yankees responded with two runs of their own. New York went on to add another two runs in the 4th inning.

Starting for the Yankees was Carlos Rodon, who picked up the win. He went six innings, giving up three earned runs, and issued just one walk. Aaron Judge had only one hit, but it was a home run, and Juan Soto scored three runs, going 1/3 at the plate.

The Yankees are on the road today to take on the Giants, and they are leading the AL East by two games with a record of 39-19. New York has taken two straight games, and they went 2-1 in their most recent series vs. the Angels. So far, they are 8-8 in AL East games.

At home, the Yankees have gone 18-8 this year, and they have been really good on the road, putting together a record of 21-11. New York has been good in day games this year, going 17-7. As the favorite, the Yankees are 29-15 this year, and they are 10-4 when the underdog. Currently, they have an overall series record of 14-2-2 and have won two straight series.

The Yankees have been a solid bet on the run line this season, going 32-26 overall. They have been especially profitable on the road, where they are 19-13 against the run line. They have been favored in most of their games, going 21-23 against the run line as the favorite. Their average run margin for the season is +1.7 runs per game.

The New York Yankees are on the road today against the San Francisco Giants. The O/U line for the game is set at 7.5 runs. The combined run average for Yankees games this season is 7.9 runs, and their O/U record is 24-32. The average O/U line for their games is 8 runs. When the O/U line is set at 7.5 runs, their record is 2-5. The majority of their games have had higher O/U lines, as only 3.4% of their games have had lines set lower than 7.5 runs.

Marcus Stroman Gets The Start For The Yankees

Marcus Stroman gets the start for the Yankees today as he faces the Giants on the road. So far this season, he has made 11 starts and has a record of 4-2 with an ERA of 2.76. Stroman’s WHIP for the season is currently 1.24. In his 11 appearances, he has turned in five quality starts and is averaging 7.69 strikeouts per nine innings. Stroman has been especially good on the road, coming in with a record of 3-0 and an ERA of 2.48. He most recently faced the Padres, where he picked up the win, going six innings and not allowing a run.

Yankees Offense Breakdown

So far this season, the Yankees are the top home run hitting team in the league and have the best team OPS in the MLB. As a team, they are averaging 4.8 runs per game, which is 7th in the league. New York also has the best team on-base percentage in the league and are 2nd in slugging percentage. Their team batting average of .255 is 4th in the league.

Juan Soto and Aaron Judge have been leading the way for the Yankees offense this season, as Soto is batting .312 with 15 homers, and Judge is hitting .273 with a league-leading 18 homers. Soto is also on a four-game hitting streak and has gone 10/30 with four homers in his last eight games. Judge has also been hot of late, going 5/29 with five homers in this stretch.

SF is coming off a game in which they wasted several good performances. In their 6-1 loss to the Phillies, Heliot Ramos and Wilmer Flores each had two hits. The Giants were the +111 underdog at home going into this game.

Kyle Harrison got the start for the Giants and took the loss. He only lasted five innings, giving up four earned runs on 12 hits. The Giants also issued three walks and hit two batters.

San Francisco is 29-28 overall, and they are 6.5 games behind the Dodgers in the NL West. The Giants are 2nd in the division and have a record of 12-11 against other teams in the NL West. At home, the Giants are 17-11 this year, and they are just under .500 at 12-17 on the road.

As the favorite, the Giants have gone 17-13 this year, and they are 4-4 as the home underdog. San Francisco’s overall series record is 10-6-2 this year, and they have won four straight series. The Giants have also won three straight series on the road.

When the Giants win, they win big, with an average run margin of 3.4 runs per game. However, when they lose, they lose big, with an average run margin of -4.2 runs per game. Overall, their run line record is 29-28, with a road run line record of 16-13 and a home run line record of 13-15. As the favorite, they are 12-18 vs. the run line, while they are 17-10 as the underdog.

San Francisco is 12-10 this season when the over/under line is set at 7.5 runs. The Giants have played in 30 games this season with an over/under line higher than 7.5 runs, which represents 52.6% of their games. Their games have averaged a combined 9.0 runs per game this season, and the over/under record for the season is 29-26. The over/under line for today’s game is set at 7.5 runs, and the average over/under line for their games this season is 8 runs. Their last two games have gone under the total.

Jordan Hicks Gets The Start For The Giants

SF starter Jordan Hicks has made 11 starts this year and has a record of 4-1 with an ERA of 2.33. He has made three quality starts and is coming off an outing in which he didn’t allow a homer. In that start vs. the Mets, he went five innings, giving up one earned run, and finished with eight strikeouts. Hicks’ ERA at home is 1.91 compared to 3.06 on the road. He has been tough to hit this year, with opponents batting .197 off him. Per nine innings, he is averaging 7.45 strikeouts and 2.95 walks.

Giants Offense Breakdown

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Thairo Estrada and Matt Chapman have been the Giants’ top power threats this season, as they are tied for the team lead with eight home runs apiece. Estrada comes into the game batting .243, while Chapman is hitting just .237. Michael Conforto has been the team’s most consistent hitter, with a batting average of .280, and he has also gone deep seven times so far this season.

San Francisco’s offense is averaging 4.3 runs per game this season, which is 13th in the league. They have been a little better on the road, averaging 4.6 runs per contest. The Giants are also among the league leaders in batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage.

Yankees vs Giants Prediction

Our pick for this Yankees vs. Giants matchup is to take the Giants on the money line, where they are currently sitting at +115. Our predicted final score is 6-5 in favor of the Giants, giving us some room to take them on the money line.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Jordan Hicks finishing with five strikeouts compared to Marcus Stroman with five as well. However, we have Stroman finishing with a better ERA than Hicks, giving Stroman a slight edge if you wanted to take the Yankees.

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