Giants face Toronto Blue Jays: MLB odds preview and stats
San Francisco Giants vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds
San Francisco travels to Toronto for inter-league play on Tuesday, hoping to secure a victory over the Blue Jays.
R.A. Dickey gets the call for the Toronto Blue Jays and he will try to build on a 2-5 mark. In the other dugout, Barry Zito brings a 3-1 ledger to the game for the Giants as he tries to quiet the Blue Jays bats.
This game matches up the No. 10 (Blue Jays) and the No. 3 (Giants) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Toronto's American League No. 13-ranked scoring average of 3.9 runs per game, against a Giants offense rated No. 4 and scoring 4.6 runs per game in the league. The Blue Jays have averaged 7.9 hits per game to date this season, less than the Giants hitters have managed (9.1 per nine innings).
San Francisco brings the National League's No. 7-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Blue Jays' league No. 13-ranked defense.
The Giants were a 5-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Braves. That made winners of bettors who got San Francisco at -120 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. San Francisco looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Braves, a 5-1 final on Sunday in support of Tim Lincecum at AT&T Park.
Toronto won its last outing, a 12-4 result against the Red Sox on May 12. Bettors who backed the Blue Jays at +200 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (16) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Toronto got the job done in their last match in a 12-4 victory over Boston on Sunday at Fenway Park behind starter Chad Jenkins.
San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Toronto are 7-3
After playing Atlanta are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing San Francisco are 4-6
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a win are 3-7
A few Giants at Blue Jays trends to consider:
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games on the road
San Francisco is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing San Francisco
Toronto is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games
San Francisco at Toronto, Wednesday, May 15