Padres vs. Giants - 5/19/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (24-18) at San Diego Padres (17-24)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 9:10 pm (PETCO Park)
J Samardzija (5-2) (2.88) vs. J Shields (2-5) (3.12)
The Line: San Diego Padres +130 / San Francisco Giants -140 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The San Francisco Giants look to complete the sweep of the San Diego Padres late Thursday night.
The San Francisco Giants look to build on their solid seven-game winning streak. The Giants have allowed three runs in their last three games and three or less runs in nine of their last 11 games. The San Francisco Giants have an ERA of 3.88 and have won 10 of their last 12 games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Hunter Pence leads San Francisco with 45 hits, Brandon Belt has 22 RBI and Brandon Crawford has five home runs. Jeff Samardzija gets the nod, and he’s 5-2 with a 2.88 ERA and 47 strikeouts this season. Samardzija is 4-1 with a 3.60 ERA and 40 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
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The San Diego Padres could use a win after losing four of their last five games. The Padres have scored four runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last seven games. The San Diego Padres offense has been inconsistent all year and they’ve lost six of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Wil Myers leads San Diego with 42 hits, Matt Kemp has 29 RBI and Melvin Upton Jr. has five home runs. James Shields takes the hill, and he’s 2-5 with a 3.12 ERA and 43 strikeouts this season. Shields is 2-2 with a 2.53 ERA and 28 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The Giants are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 4-1 in Samardzijas last 5 starts. The Padres are 16-35 in their last 51 during game 3 of a series and 1-5 in Shields' last 6 home starts. The over is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings.
The Giants are tough to bet against during this nice and impressive winning streak, and Samardzija has clearly found his footing in San Fran. Also, Shields hasn't exactly been great in San Diego. I'm going to continue riding the hot hand with the Giants.