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Blue Jays Take on Giants in Exciting Daytime Baseball Showdown

On Thursday, the MLB features exciting daytime baseball as the Toronto Blue Jays face the San Francisco Giants to conclude their series. Kevin Gausman will start for the Blue Jays, while Jordan Hicks is the Giants' choice. The game is set for a 3:45 ET start at Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA. Gausman has an ERA of 4.64, while Hicks has a 3.47 ERA. San Francisco is the favorite with opening odds of -111 and the current line at -126.

Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Blue Jays +114 | Giants -126
  • Spread: Blue Jays +1.5 (-195) | Giants -1.5 (+170)
  • Total: Over/Under 7.5 (-110)
  • Based on the moneyline, the implied probability that San Francisco will win straight-up is 56%.

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Toronto Blue Jays

The Blue Jays have been having a disappointing season, with trade rumors swirling around key players like Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette. Despite winning three of their last four games, they are currently 15.0 games behind the Orioles in first place. Their recent victory over San Francisco saw Ernie Clement shine at the plate with a 3-4 day, including a home run and four RBIs. Pitcher Chris Bassitt earned the win, allowing three earned runs over 5.0 innings. Kevin Gausman will start the upcoming game, with a record of 6-8 and a 4.64 ERA. Overall, Toronto is ranked 29th in power rankings, with the offense ranking 26th and the defense ranking 21st.

San Francisco Giants Analysis

The San Francisco Giants entered the season with lower expectations due to their roster being perceived as weaker compared to division rivals like the Dodgers, Padres, and Diamondbacks. Currently sitting in fourth place with a record of 45-48, the Giants have dropped three of their last four games, including a 10-6 loss to Toronto on Wednesday. Despite their position in the standings, oddsmakers still view the Giants as playoff contenders with a +260 price to make the postseason. In Wednesday's loss, Logan Webb struggled on the mound, allowing seven earned runs in 5.0 innings, while Patrick Bailey and Matt Chapman provided some offensive highlights. Jordan Hicks has been a bright spot in the rotation, with a 4-5 record and a 3.47 ERA heading into his upcoming start. The Giants have a power ranking of 18 and are ranked 14th for offense and 22nd for defense, scoring an average of 4.41 runs per game while giving up an average of 4.70 runs per game. Toronto won two out of three matchups against San Francisco in their recent series.

Blue Jays vs Giants Pitching Matchup Favoring Toronto with Ace Kevin Gausman on the Mound

Thursday's pitching matchup between the Toronto Blue Jays and San Francisco Giants is anticipated to be closely contested, with oddsmakers pricing the game as a pick 'em (TOR +100, SF -109). The Blue Jays, who have shown promise despite some underperformance this season, have recently secured a 3-1 record in their last four games compared to the Giants' 1-3 record. Additionally, the Blue Jays will have their ace, Kevin Gausman, on the mound, who is coming off a strong performance in his last start against the Mariners. Gausman will face a Giants lineup that ranks 13th in Fangraphs' wRC+ and 14th in wOBA this season. With Gausman's proven capability to stifle opposing offenses, the Blue Jays are poised for success in this matchup. Therefore, I recommend backing the Blue Jays at even money in this scenario.

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