Padres vs. Giants - 7/20/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (48-43) at San Diego Padres (43-49)
MLB Baseball: Monday, July 20, 2015 at 10:10 pm (PETCO Park)
T Hudson (5-7) (4.68) vs. I Kennedy (4-9) (4.91)
The Line: San Diego Padres -119 / San Francisco Giants +109 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-BAY, FSN-SD
The San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres begin a three-game series Monday.
The San Francisco Giants look to build on their six-game winning streak. The Giants have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Giants have won five straight games when scoring more than three runs. Joe Panik leads San Francisco with 107 hits and 33 RBI while Buster Posey and Angel Pagan have combined for 87 RBI. The San Francisco Giants have split their last six road games. Tim Hudson gets the nod, and he’s 5-7 with a 4.68 ERA and 49 strikeouts this season. Hudson is 7-4 with a 2.89 ERA and 80 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
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The San Diego Padres look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Padres have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Padres have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Matt Kemp leads San Diego with 90 hits and 50 RBI while Justin Upton and Derek Norris have combined for 94 RBI. The San Diego Padres have split their last six home games. Ian Kennedy takes the hill, and he’s 4-9 with a 4.91 ERA and 76 strikeouts this season. Kennedy is 10-5 with a 2.38 ERA and 129 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The Giants are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 6-2 in Hudsons last 8 road starts. The Padres are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. National League West and 0-4 in Kennedys last 4 starts. The Giants are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in San Diego.
The Giants haven't had much recent success playing in San Diego, and the Padres didn't have to play on Sunday due to rain. I give the edge to the home team, especially with Hudson still trying to find his footing since returning from injury.