Yankees vs. Giants MLB Game Preview (5/31/24): Odds, Lineups, Injuries & Stats

Written By Editorial Team on May 31, 2024
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The New York Yankees are scheduled to play against the San Francisco Giants at 10:15 p.m. ET today at Oracle Park in San Francisco. The game is set to air on the YES channel. Yankees moneyline odds stand at -136, while Giants odds are at +116, showcasing a competitive MLB matchup. Both teams aim to leverage their positions, with the Yankees from the AL East and the Giants from the NL West division.

Yankees vs. Giants pregame odds for May 31

The upcoming MLB game between the New York Yankees and the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park in San Francisco is drawing attention with its pregame MLB betting odds. Yankees odds are favored across DraftKings, FanDuel, Caesars, and BetMGM, indicating their expected win. The over/under varies slightly between 7.5 and 8.0 at Massachusetts sports betting apps, reflecting the offenses of both teams.

  • DraftKings: Yankees -135, Giants +114, over/under 8.0
  • FanDuel: Yankees -138, Giants +118, over/under 7.5
  • Caesars: Yankees -135, Giants +115, over/under 7.5
  • BetMGM: Yankees -135, Giants +110, over/under 8.0

Odds are subject to change and may vary between sportsbooks for the Yankees vs Giants.

Yankees vs. Giants projected starting lineups for 5/31

Yankees starting lineup

  1. SS Anthony Volpe (R)
  2. RF Juan Soto (L)
  3. CF Aaron Judge (R)
  4. LF Alex Verdugo (L)
  5. DH Giancarlo Stanton (R)
  6. 1B Anthony Rizzo (L)
  7. 2B Gleyber Torres (R)
  8. C Austin Wells (L)
  9. 3B DJ LeMahieu (R)

Giants starting lineup

  1. CF Luis Matos (R)
  2. RF Mike Yastrzemski (L)
  3. 2B Thairo Estrada (R)
  4. 3B Matt Chapman (R)
  5. C Patrick Bailey (S)
  6. DH Jorge Soler (R)
  7. LF Heliot Ramos (R)
  8. SS Marco Luciano (R)
  9. 1B Trenton Brooks (L)

Yankees vs Giants probable starters for tonight’s game

(NYY) Marcus Stroman (R)4-22.761.2420.510.1
(SFG) Jordan Hicks (R)4-12.331.0920.48.1

Yankees vs Giants injuries for Friday night’s game

New York Yankees: 

  • Gerrit Cole (SP) is out with right elbow inflammation, expected to return in June.
  • Clarke Schmidt (SP) on 15-day IL with right lat strain, shut down for 4-6 weeks.

San Francisco Giants: 

  • Robbie Ray (SP), recovering from Tommy John surgery, is out for the first half of the 2024 season.
  • Michael Conforto (LF) is dealing with a right hamstring strain, expected to return in late May.

Projected lineups and injuries are pulled from Sportsdata.

New York Yankees team stats & standings before tonight’s game

The New York Yankees, leading the AL East with a 39-19 record, showcase a strong performance this season. Their batting average stands at .255, with 84 home runs and 30 stolen bases, indicating a balanced offensive approach. The Yankees’ pitching staff boasts a notable 2.80 ERA and has accumulated 501 strikeouts, reflecting their dominance on the mound. In their last game against the Angels, they achieved an 8-0 victory, highlighting their offensive capabilities. With a recent record of 6 wins in their last 10 games and a current winning streak of 2, the Yankees odds look promising for upcoming matchups.

  • Runs per game: 4.8
  • Team average: .255
  • Team home runs: 84
  • Team stolen bases: 30
  • Team ERA: 2.80
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 501

San Francisco Giants team stats & standings before tonight’s game

The San Francisco Giants hold the second-place spot in the NL West with a 29-28 record. Their team batting average is .247 with 51 home runs and 19 stolen bases, indicating room for improvement in offensive production. The Giants’ pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.36 with 482 strikeouts, showcasing potential despite challenges. Their last game against the Phillies ended in a 6-0 loss, underscoring areas for growth. With a 7-3 record in their last 10 games but coming off a loss, Giants odds could be seen as variable for their next game at Oracle Park against the Yankees.

  • Runs per game: 4.3
  • Team average: .247
  • Team home runs: 51
  • Team stolen bases: 19
  • Team ERA: 4.36
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 482

Player Stats for Yankees vs. Giants on May 31

Juan Soto, Aaron Judge, and Carlos Rodón are pivotal for the Yankees, showcasing strong performances that could influence Yankees odds positively. On the Giants side, Wilmer Flores and Thairo Estrada stand out with their recent contributions, although Giants odds may need a boost from other players to compete effectively at Oracle Park, San Francisco.

Yankees leaders ahead of Friday’s game

Aaron Judge’s power hitting and Juan Soto’s consistency at the plate have been crucial for the New York Yankees, with Carlos Rodón providing stability from the mound. Their performances are key to enhancing MLB odds for the Yankees.

  • AVG Leader: Juan Soto .312
  • HR Leader: Aaron Judge 18
  • RBI Leader: Juan Soto 49
  • Runs Leader: Juan Soto 41
  • SB Leader: Anthony Volpe 11

Giants leaders ahead of Friday’s game

Thairo Estrada and Matt Chapman are key for the San Francisco Giants, with Estrada leading in batting average and RBI, and Chapman in home runs and runs. Their performance is crucial for improving Giants odds against the Yankees.

  • AVG Leader: Thairo Estrada .243
  • HR Leader: Matt Chapman 8
  • RBI Leader: Thairo Estrada 31
  • Runs Leader: Matt Chapman 37
  • SB Leader: Matt Chapman 5
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