MLB: Giants vs Yankees Odds, and Picks (Mar 30)
- The Giants are hoping to bounce back to their 2021 level of play.
- New York opens the season with high expectations once again.
- These two teams last met on April 28, 2019, in a game that the Yankees won 11-5.
The San Francisco Giants and the New York Yankees face off in the Bronx for their season opener. Both teams will be aiming to hit the ground running by picking up an early win in the year’s first series.
How to Watch
- Where: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY
- When: Thursday, March 30, 2023, at 1:05 p.m ET
- How to Watch: YES
San Francisco enters this season with both hopes and concerns. In 2021, they finished with 107 wins, posting the MLB’s best record. They fell in the NLDS to the 106-win Dodgers, but were hopeful about building on their performance in 2022. Unfortunately, they were hit with some hard regression in the pitching rotation, which left them at 81-81. The Giants will now try to get back on track in 2023.
The Yankees had another postseason disappointment last season, getting swept in the ALCS. They’ve now finished 30 consecutive seasons above .500, and made the playoffs 10 times since 2010, but have failed to make the World Series since 2009. They’re hoping some fresh faces can change that. 21-year-old SS Anthony Volpe is hoping to make a major impact in his first MLB action in this one.
Opening Day games are notoriously unpredictable, which makes betting on a pretty heavy favorite not ideal. Even so, I feel pretty confident in New York’s ability to win this game. I’ll be keeping an eye on starting pitcher Gerrit Cole, who was hit hard at Yankees Stadium last season. If Cole is able to post a strong outing, it’ll be tough for the Giants to overcome the Yankees’ lineup and bullpen.