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San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 4/28/14

San Diego Padres (11-14) at San Francisco Giants (14-10)

MLB Baseball: Monday, April 28, 2014 at 10:15 pm (AT&T Park)

Tyson Ross (R) (2-3) (3.160) vs. Madison Bumgarner (L) (2-2) (3.140)

The Line: San Francisco Giants -164 / San Diego Padres +154 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSN-SD, CSN-BA

The San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants will begin a three-game series on Monday. These two teams played a series earlier in the year, and the Padres won 2-1.

The Padres just split a four-game series against the Washington Nationals and have lost three of their last four games overall. During this stretch, the Padres offense has been almost nonexistent, scoring two or less runs in four of their last six games. There isn’t one Padre hitter who has yet to reach double-digit RBI, but Chris Denorfia does have 11 hits in his last six games. One consistent for the Padres has been their pitching, and Tyson Ross hopes to keep that up Monday. Ross is 2-3 with a 3.16 ERA and has 28 strikeouts in 31.1 innings. Ross is also 1-2 with a 3.21 ERA in four career starts against the Giants.

San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 4/28/14

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The Giants seem to have gotten back on track by winning four straight games and improving to 15-10 on the season. The Giants pitching staff allowed just five runs in the three-game sweep over the Cincinnati Reds, and the batting lineup has produced four or more runs in five of their last seven games. However, Brandon Belt has struck out 11 times in his last four games. Madison Bumgarner gets the nod for the Giants, and he’s 2-2 with a 3.14 ERA and has 32 strikeouts in 28.2 innings. Bumgarner is 6-3 with a 3.30 ERA in 16 career starts against the Padres. 

The Padres are 1-4 in Ross' last 5 starts as an underdog and 4-10 in Ross' last 14 starts. The Giants are 6-2 in Bumgarner's last 8 starts and 16-5 in Bumgarner's last 21 home starts vs. a team with a losing record. The Giants are 7-0 in Bumgarner's last 7 home starts vs. Padres. 

The Giants are on a roll as of late and Bumgarner has really dominated the Padres in his career. Take the Giants as long as you see the price worth it. 

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San Francisco Giants -164

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