Giants vs. Blue Jays - 5/9/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (16-17) at San Francisco Giants (17-16)
MLB Baseball: Monday, May 9, 2016 at 10:15 pm (AT&T Park)
A Sanchez (2-1) (2.82) vs. J Peavy (1-3) (9.00)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -105 / Toronto Blue Jays -105 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Blue Jays and San Francisco Giants begin a three-game series Monday at AT&T Park.
The Toronto Blue Jays could use a win in order to get back to a .500 record. The Blue Jays have allowed 12 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Toronto Blue Jays have an ERA of 3.46 and have won eight of their last nine games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Kevin Pillar leads Toronto with 37 hits, Josh Donaldson has 21 RBI and Jose Bautista has six home runs. Aaron Sanchez gets the ball, and he’s 2-1 with a 2.82 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. This will be Sanchez’s first career game against the Giants.
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The San Francisco Giants look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Giants have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The San Francisco Giants are a tough out when the offense shows up as they’ve won seven of their last 11 games when scoring more than three runs. Hunter Pence leads San Francisco with 35 hits, Brandon Belt has 21 RBI and Buster Posey has four home runs. Jake Peavy takes the hill, and he’s 1-3 with a 9.00 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. Peavy is 3-2 with a 3.64 ERA and 45 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are 6-2 in their last 8 Monday games and 3-7 in their last 10 games on grass. The Giants are 5-1 in their last 6 Monday games and 13-3 in Peavys last 16 home starts. The Blue Jays are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in San Francisco and 6-2 in the last 8 meetings overall.
Peavy has been money when pitching at home with wins in 13 of his last 16 starts. The Blue Jays have also had a hard time finding their footing up to this point. In a toss up game in terms of the lines, I'm going to side with Peavy and the Giants at home.