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San Francisco Giants vs. New York Yankees - 4/26/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New York Yankees at San Francisco Giants
Date & Time Friday April 26, 2019, 10:15 PM (EDT)
Location
AT&T Park
San Francisco, California
The Line
The Line: New York Yankees -111 / San Francisco Giants +102 -- Over/Under: 6.5
TV Channel
YES, NSBA
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The New York Yankees and San Francisco Giants meet Friday in MLB action at AT&T Park.

The New York Yankees look for a win after winning nine of their last 12 games. The Yankees have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The New York Yankees have won nine of their last 10 games when scoring more than two runs. DJ LeMahieu leads the Yankees with 26 hits and 14 RBI while Luke Voit and Gleyber Torres have combined for 48 hits and 30 RBI. James Paxton gets the ball, and he is 2-2 with a 3.10 ERA and 43 strikeouts this season. This will be Paxton’s first career game against the Giants.

The San Francisco Giants look for another victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Giants have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The San Francisco Giants are 10-4 this season when scoring three or more runs. Steven Duggar leads the Giants with 23 hits and 11 RBI while Evan Longoria and Brandon Belt have combined for 38 hits and 19 RBI. Madison Bumgarner gets the ball, and he is 1-3 with a 3.66 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. This will be Bumgarner’s second career game against the Yankees.

The Yankees are 8-2 in their last 10 Friday games, 12-5 in their last 17 interleague road games and 41-20 in their last 61 during game 1 of a series. The Giants are 3-7 in their last 10 interleague home games, 1-4 in Bumgarners last 5 starts with 6 days of rest and 1-6 in Bumgarners last 7 starts. The under is 6-0-1 in the last 7 meetings. The under is 12-3-2 in Bumgarners last 17 home starts. The over is 16-5 in Yankees last 21 road games.

Paxton has been lights out for the Yankees in his last 14 innings, allowing five hits, zero runs and striking out 24 batters. However, the Yankees bullpen had some issues against the Los Angeles Angels and the lineup is missing a lot of key bats due to injuries. And while Bumgarner hasn't been CY Young Bumgarner in a while, I still have issues leaving plus money on the table when he pitches. Maybe I can't let go of the past, but I still view Bumgarner as a guy with some of the best stuff in the game and somebody who shows up under the bright lights. The Giants are playing some of their best ball of the season these past two weeks and Bumgarner is still the ace of the team. I'll take a shot with the Giants at this price.

Pick:
San Francisco Giants +102

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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