Padres vs. Giants - 5/18/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (23-18) at San Diego Padres (17-23)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 10:10 pm (PETCO Park)
J Cueto (5-1) (2.97) vs. D Pomeranz (4-3) (1.80)
The Line: San Diego Padres +133 / San Francisco Giants -143 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
The San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres play game two of their series Wednesday night.
The San Francisco Giants look to build on their impressive six-game winning streak. The Giants have allowed five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last 10 games. The San Francisco Giants have an ERA of 3.96 and have won 11 of their last 13 games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Hunter Pence leads San Francisco with 44 hits, Brandon Belt has 22 RBI and Brandon Crawford has five home runs. Johnny Cueto gets the nod, and he’s 5-1 with a 2.97 ERA and 53 strikeouts this season. Cueto is 5-3 with a 3.34 ERA and 68 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
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The San Diego Padres look for consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Padres have allowed 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The San Diego Padres have an ERA of 3.93 and have lost six of their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Wil Myers leads San Diego with 42 hits, Matt Kemp ha 29 RBI and Melvin Upton Jr. has five home runs. Drew Pomeranz takes the hill, and he’s 4-3 with a 1.80 ERA and 51 strikeouts this season. Pomeranz is 1-3 with a 6.08 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The Giants are 40-19 in their last 59 during game 2 of a series and 4-0 in Cuetos last 4 starts. The Padres are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 7-15 in their last 22 vs. National League West. The Giants are 4-9 in the last 13 meetings in San Diego.
The Giants are red hot at the moment and now have their ace on the mound in Cueto. Have to like the Giants to win their seventh straight game.