Giants at Yankees - 7/22/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (57-38) at New York Yankees (48-47)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 22, 2016 at 7:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
M Bumgarner (10-5) (2.19) vs. Tanaka
The Line: New York Yankees +115 / San Francisco Giants -125 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The San Francisco Giants and New York Yankees begin a three-game series Friday night on the MLB Network.
The San Francisco Giants could use a win in order to snap a five-game losing streak. The Giants have allowed 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The San Francisco Giants have an ERA of 3.70 and have lost six straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Brandon Belt leads San Francisco with 93 hits, Brandon Crawford has 61 RBI and Buster Posey has 12 home runs. Madison Bumgarner gets the nod, and he’s 10-5 with a 2.12 ERA and 155 strikeouts this season. This will be Bumgarner’s first career game against the Yankees.
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The New York Yankees look for another win after winning six of their last nine games. The Yankees have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 11 games. The New York Yankees offense continues to be hit or miss, and they’ve won seven straight games when scoring more than three runs. Carlos Beltran leas New York with 97 hits, Didi Gregorius has 41 RBI and Starlin Castro has 11 home runs. Masahiro Tanaka takes the hill, and he’s 7-2 with a 3.15 ERA and 100 strikeouts this season. This will be Tanaka’s first career game against the Giants.
The Giants are 2-5 in their last 7 games following an off day and 12-4 in Bumgarners last 16 starts. The Yankees are 3-8 in their last 11 vs. National League West and 42-20 in Tanakas last 62 starts. The under is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings.
Not only do the Giants have the better pitcher on the mound, but it's easier to trust their offense more than New York's. The Yankees downfall continues to be an offense that struggles big time to put runs on the board. I have to back the Giants and the small line.