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San Francisco Giants vs. Tampa Bay Rays - 4/7/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Tampa Bay Rays at San Francisco Giants
Date & Time Sunday April 7, 2019, 4:05 PM (EDT)
Location
AT&T Park
San Francisco, California
The Line
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays / San Francisco Giants -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
NSBA, SUN
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The Tampa Bay Rays and San Francisco Giants meet Sunday in MLB action at AT&T Park.

The Tampa Bay Rays look for a victory after winning six of their last eight games. The Rays have allowed nine runs in their last three games and two or less runs in seven of their last eight games. The Tampa Bay Rays are 6-1 this season when allowing less than five runs. Offensively, Ji-Man Choi leads the Rays with nine hits and four RBI while Yandy Diaz and Tommy Pham have combined for 17 hits and six RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays didn’t list a starting pitcher at the time this article was posted.

The San Francisco Giants look for back-to-back wins for the first time this season. The Giants have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their first nine games. The San Francisco Giants are 3-2 this season when scoring at least three runs. Steven Duggar leads the Giants with 10 hits and five RBI while Brandon Crawford and Brandon Belt have combined for 17 hits and eight RBI. Drew Pomeranz gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 3.60 ERA and six strikeouts this season. Pomeranz is 4-3 with a 3.98 ERA and 59 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.

The Rays are 8-0 in their last 8 Sunday games, 10-3 in their last 13 road games and 36-15 in their last 51 overall. The Giants are 5-21 in their last 26 during game 3 of a series, 0-6 in their last 6 Sunday games and 1-5 in their last 6 home games. The over is 2-0-2 in the last 4 meetings in San Francisco and the under is 7-1-1 in the last 9 meetings. The under is 20-6-2 in Giants last 28 home games. The under is 7-0-1 in Rays last 8 overall.

The San Francisco Giants finally found some offense in Saturday's victory and it's the type of performance that could carryover, as base hits seem to be contagious. Pomeranz isn't the most trustworthy pitcher in the world, but he was decent in his debut against the Los Angeles Dodgers and has done a great job of limiting homers, which should play into his favor even more in this massive AT&T Park. I'll take a shot with the San Francisco Giants, as they look to win back-to-back games for the first time this season.

Pick:
San Francisco Giants

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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