Giants at Padres - 5/17/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (22-18) at San Diego Padres (17-22)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 10:10 pm (PETCO Park)
M Bumgarner (4-2) (2.90) vs. Colin Rea (3-1) (4.24)
The Line: San Diego Padres / San Francisco Giants --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres begin a three-game series Tuesday night.
The San Francisco Giants look to add to their impressive five-game winning streak. The Giants have allowed five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last nine games. The San Francisco Giants have an ERA of 3.96 and have won 10 of their last 12 when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Hunter Pence leads San Francisco with 41 hits, Brandon Belt has 22 RBI and Joe Panik has five home runs. Madison Bumgarner gets the nod, and he’s 4-2 with a 2.72 ERA and 60 strikeouts this season. Bumgarner is 9-5 with a 3.26 ERA and 151 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
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The San Diego Padres look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Padres have allowed 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in 10 of their last 15 games. The San Diego Padres have an ERA of 3.93 and have won six of their last nine when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Wil Myers leads San Diego with 41 hits, Matt Kemp has 28 RBI and Melvin Upton Jr. has five home runs. Colin Rea takes the hill, and he’s 3-1 with a 4.24 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. This will be Rea’s first career game against the Giants.
The Giants are 13-6 in their last 19 games following an off day and 4-0 in Bumgarners last 4 starts. The Padres are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 4-1 in Reas last 5 starts. The Giants are 4-9 in the last 13 meetings in San Diego and 9-2 in the last 11 meetings overall.
The Giants are rolling at the moment and now have their ace on the mound in Bumgarner. You still never know what you're going to get with the Padres, as they look great one game and then fall on their face the next. Give me the Giants with the better pitcher on the hill.