Giants vs. Royals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Saturday, April 8, 2023

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Giants vs. Royals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, April 8, 2023

MLB Predictions

The San Francisco Giants will take the field against the Kansas City Royals (2-6) on Saturday. The game begins at 4:05 PM ET on NBCS-BA, with the Giants listed as -147 favorites on the moneyline.

San Francisco’s Sean Manaea and Kansas City’s Brady Singer have been named the starters for this contest.

Giants vs. Royals Odds

  • Giants odds to win: -147
  • Royals odds to win: +125
  • Spread: Giants -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Saturday, April 8, 2023
  • Time: 4:05 PM ET

Who Will Win Giants vs. Royals?

Giants and Royals Betting Trends

The Giants have been the moneyline favorite just one other time so far this season, a game they lost.

San Francisco has played as moneyline favorites of -147 or shorter in only one game this season, which it lost.

The Royals have been underdogs in eight games this season and won two (25%) of those contests.

Kansas City has a record of 1-5 when it’s set as an underdog of +125 or more by oddsmakers this season.

The Giants have played in seven games with over/under set, and have combined with opponents to go over the total four times (4-3-0).

The Royals and their opponents have gone over the total this season in three of their eight opportunities.

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Giants Stats & Insights

The Giants have the No. 9 offense in MLB action scoring 5.6 runs per game (39 total runs).

San Francisco is second-best in MLB play with 15 total home runs.

The Giants have the 14th-ranked batting average in the league (.251).

San Francisco’s 11.4 strikeouts per game are the second-most in MLB.

The Giants pitching staff is 10th in the majors with a collective 9.0 strikeouts per nine innings.

San Francisco has a 4.35 team ERA that ranks 15th across all MLB pitching staffs.

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Royals Stats & Insights

The Royals have scored the 29th-most runs in the league this season with just 20 (2.5 per game).

Kansas City has hit seven homers this season, which ranks 18th in the majors.

The Royals have a team batting average of just .180 this season, which ranks last among MLB teams.

Kansas City ranks 23rd in strikeouts per game (8.6) among MLB offenses.

The Royals have an 8.4 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, which ranks 21st in the majors.

Kansas City has pitched to a 3.63 ERA this season, which ranks 10th in baseball.

Giants Key Players to Watch

Manaea will start for the Giants, his first of the season.

Mike Yastrzemski is batting .241 this season with a team-high two home runs.

Thairo Estrada is batting .400 to lead San Francisco this season.

David Villar’s two home runs lead all San Francisco hitters, and he’s slugging .520.

J.D. Davis leads San Francisco in home runs (two) and runs batted in (six) this season while batting .353.

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Royals Key Players to Watch

Singer will take to the mound for the Royals, his second start of the season.

Salvador Perez leads the Royals with one home runs and has put up a team-best batting average of .259.

Vinnie Pasquantino’s one home runs and three runs batted in are both team-highs.

Bobby Witt Jr. leads the Royals in home runs (one) and runs batted in (three).

Matt Duffy has shown his power as he leads his team with one home runs.

Giants and Royals Injuries

Giants: Joey Bart: 10 Day IL (Back), Austin Slater: 10 Day IL (Elbow), Mitch Haniger: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Luke Jackson: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Luis González: 60 Day IL (Back), Thomas Szapucki: 60 Day IL (Left arm), Roberto Pérez: day-to-day (Shoulder)

Royals: Drew Waters: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Daniel Lynch: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Jake Brentz: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Angel Zerpa: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Diego Hernandez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

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Giants vs. Royals Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Giants 5, Royals 3
  • Total Prediction: Under 8.5 runs
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