San Francisco Giants vs. Toronto Blue Jays: Odds, Prediction

David Bastl | Updated Apr 23, 2019

It will be an emotional welcome for Outfielder Kevin Pillar. The former Blue Jay spent parts of seven years with the organization before he was dealt in early April. In 23 games with the Giants, he is batting .192 and has an OBP of .205.

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April 23, 2019, 7:07 PM ET
Rogers Centre
Toronto
67-95
Runline +1.5 -200
Moneyline -110
Over / Under o +8.5

43%

Betting Action

57%

Runline -1.5 +165
Moneyline -110
Over / Under u +8.5

43%

Betting Action

57%

There was a ton of talk that this game would mark the beginning of the Vladimir Guerrero Jr. era in Toronto. Well, not so fast. Guerrero Jr. will be in a Blue Jays uniform soon, just not for this contest against the Giants. In this match-up, the Blue Jays will get a chance to see former teammate Kevin Pillar in an opposition dugout.

Betting Analysis

Both of these teams are going through a changing of the guard and both were not expected to do much this season.
Playing in different leagues, these two teams do not have a lot of history against each other. The last time these two teams played was back in May of 2016. The Jays are 8-3 in the last 11 games against the Giants. The over has been in play with these teams going 5-2-1 in the last eight games in Toronto.
The Blue Jays opened the season as +3800 underdogs to win the division, now at Sports Interaction they are paying +3000 to win the American League East and +5000 to claim the pennant.
The Giants are paying +3000 to win the National League West at Sports Interaction. They are also +10000 to the win the National League.

San Francisco Giants

The Giants snapped a four-game losing streak with a 3-2 win over the Pirates on Sunday afternoon. They are currently 9-14 on the season, last place in the National League West.
This will be Pitcher Jeff Samardzija’s fifth start of the season. So far he has a 1-1 record in 21.2 innings with an ERA of 2.91. He allowed his first two home runs of the season in his last start versus the Nationals.

It will be an emotional welcome for Outfielder Kevin Pillar. The 30 year-old was traded to the Giants on April 2 of this season. He spent parts of seven years with the organization before he was dealt. In 23 games with the Giants, he is batting .192 and has an OBP of .205 and still trying to find his game. He leads the Giants in RBI with 14.

Toronto Blue Jays

The Blue Jays are riding a season-high four game winning streak and are 7-3 in their last 10 games, which includes a three-game sweep of the Oakland A’s in Oakland.
Starter Trent Thornton is expected to make his fourth start of the season against the Giants. He is still searching for his first major league win with a 0-2 record (5.40 ERA). He has yet to get out of the sixth inning of any game played. In his last two outings (7 2/3 innings) he has given up nine earned runs.
The Jays received some terrible news on Sunday, as the team announced that Pitcher Matt Shoemaker will be out for the remainder of the season tearing an ACL in his knee in Oakland. Shoemaker was off to a great start, with a 3-0 record and a 1.57 ERA in five starts.
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