Giants vs Yankees Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for April 1 (New York's Batters Beat Up on San Fransisco Again)
Giants vs Yankees Game Info
- Date: Saturday, April 1, 2023
- Time: 4:05 p.m. ET
- Venue: Yankee Stadium -- Bronx, New York
- Coverage: FOX
The San Francisco Giants (0-1) seek their first win of the 2023 MLB season when they face the New York Yankees (1-0) at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, April 1.
The Giants couldn't get anything going on opening day, falling 5-0 to the Yankees. Gerrit Cole was on fire, striking out 11 batters while allowing just three hits and two walks over six innings. Meanwhile, Aaron Judge led the offensive charge, going 2-of-4 in the batter's box with a home run and two RBIs.
Will the Giants show some signs of life? Or will the Yankees go up 2-0 in the three-game series?
Giants vs Yankees Odds & Spread
- All MLB betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: SF: (+124) | NYY: (-146)
- Spread: SF: +1.5 (-170) | NYY: -1.5 (+140)
- Total: 8.5 -- Over: (-105) | Under: (-115)
The Yankees enter this contest as home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 4:05 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 8.5 runs with the under being favored at -115 odds.
Giants vs Yankees Betting Trends
- San Francisco is 0-5 straight up in its last five games against the American League.
- The Yankees are 5-0 straight up in their last five games against San Francisco.
- The total has hit the under in each of San Francisco's last five road games against the Yankees.
- The total has hit the under in five of the Yankees' last seven home games.
Giants vs Yankees Prediction & Pick
Alex Cobb is the Giants' starting pitcher for the day. The 35-year-old veteran is coming off a solid 2022 season that saw him go 7-8 with a 3.73 ERA over 28 starts. He's also had a decent amount of success against the Yankees in his career, tallying a 7-5 record with a 3.21 ERA in 19 previous collisions (18 starts).
On the other side, Clarke Schmidt serves as Cobb's counterpart. The Yankees are testing the Acworth, GA native as a starter being a reliever for the majority of his career. The opportunity is well-deserved after Schmidt went 5-5 with a 3.12 ERA and two saves over 29 appearances (three starts)
Although the Giants have the pitching advantage due to Cobb's experience, the Yankees are too stacked to be silenced. Things might be close early on, but Thursday's victory showed just what New York is capable of. It'll be close at times before the Yankees blow the door right off.
Final Score Prediction: Yankees: 6 | Giants: 3
Giants vs Yankees Best Bet
After winning by five runs two days ago, I'm going with the Yankees covering the spread again. Not only have they won five straight games against the Giants, but each of those victories came by at least a two-run margin.
With a lineup stacked with the likes of Judge, Giancarlo Stanton and DJ LeMahieu, the Yankees will succeed at creating seperation between themselves and the Giants.
Bet: Yankees -1.5 (+140)
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