New York Yankees vs San Francisco Giants Prediction MLB Picks 5/31/24

San Francisco Giants (29-28) vs New York Yankees (38-19)

Game Info: Friday, May 31, 2024 at 10:15 pm (Oracle Park)

Jordan Hicks (4-1) (2.33) vs Marcus Stroman (4-2) (2.76)

Betting Odds: San Francisco Giants +118 / New York Yankees -139 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Yankees and the San Francisco Giants square off Friday in MLB action from Oracle Park. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a New York Yankees vs San Francisco Giants Prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

New York will trot out Marcus Stroman for the start here and Stroman is 4-2 with a 2.76 ERA and 53 strikeouts this season. In his last five starts against San Francisco, Stroman is 2-2 with a 3.34 ERA and 26 strikeouts. Jordan Hicks will get the start for the Giants and is 4-1 with a 2.33 ERA and 48 strikeouts this season. This will be Hicks’ first career start against the Yankees.

New York Yankees Recap

The New York Yankees come into this one looking to build on another series win after picking up an 8-3 win in Thursday’s series finale against the Los Angeles Angels. The Yankees kept the series win streak alive after taking out the Padres and Mariners over the last week and a half.

Yankees Still Rolling Along At The Plate

Juan Soto leads the Yankees with 69 hits along with 11 doubles and 15 home runs with 49 RBIs to go along with a .312 batting average and .415 OBP. Aaron Judge has a team-high 18 home runs of his own along with a team-leading 18 doubles while also posting 67 strikeouts so far this season. Anthony Volpe’s added 65 hits with 6 home runs, 4 triples, 24 RBIs and a team-high 11 stolen bases as well this season. Giancarlo Stanton also has 13 home runs, 29 RBIs and a team-high 64 strikeouts this season.

Why the New York Yankees will win

  • The Giants have lost each of their last nine Friday games against AL East opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Yankees have won seven of their last eight road games after playing the previous day.
  • The Giants have failed to cover the run line each of their last nine Friday games against AL East opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Yankees have covered the run line in eight of their last nine games against the Giants.
  • The Yankees have won the first inning in each of their last four night games against National League opponents.
  • The Yankees have led after 3 innings in each of their last seven games against the Giants.
  • The Yankees have led after 5 innings in each of their last nine road night games.

San Francisco Giants Recap

The San Francisco Giants come into this game looking to build on another series win despite a 6-1 loss in Wednesday’s series finale against the Phillies. The series win built on wins over the Mets and Pirates over the last week and a half as well.

Giants Still Rolling At The Dish

Thairo Estrada leads the Giants with 52 hits along with a team-high 8 home runs and 31 RBIs while also chipping in 11 doubles. Michael Conforto has 40 hits with 7 home runs, 7 doubles and 20 RBIs while Matt Chapman has a team-high 51 hits of his own alongside 14 doubles with 8 homers, 27 RBIs and 5 stolen bases. Chapman also has the dubious distinction of leading the Giants with 55 strikeouts this season.

Why the San Francisco Giants will win

  • The Giants have won seven of their last eight games following a home loss.
  • The Giants have covered the run line in seven of their last eight games following a home loss.
  • The Yankees have failed to cover the run line in three of their last four games.

New York Yankees vs San Francisco Giants Prediction

I’m on the Giants here. I just think this is a tricky spot for the Yankees to be in with Stroman on the bump, and the Giants have been playing some of the best baseball in the league over the last couple of weeks as well. Hicks has made a solid transition to a starting role, and I think he helps the Giants draw first blood in this series. Give me the Giants and the plus money here.

Chris’s Pick San Francisco +118

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