Giants vs. Padres - 5/25/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (19-28) at San Francisco Giants (29-19)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 3:45 pm (AT&T Park)
J Shields (2-6) (3.07) vs. J Peavy (1-5) (8.21)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -158 / San Diego Padres +148 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The San Francisco Giants look to sweep the San Diego Padres Wednesday afternoon.
The San Diego Padres could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Padres have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The San Diego Padres offense has scored two runs this series, and they’ve lost eight of their last nine games when scoring three or less runs. Wil Myers leads San Diego with 48 hits, Matt Kemp has 30 RBI and Melvin Upton Jr. has six home runs. James Shields gets the ball, and he’s 2-6 with a 3.07 ERA and 50 strikeouts this season. Shields is 2-3 with a 2.56 ERA and 35 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
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The San Francisco Giants look to keep rolling after winning 11 of their last 12 games. The Giants have allowed two runs in their last three games and three or less runs in 11 of their last 12 games. The San Francisco Giants have an ERA of 3.67 and have won 11 straight games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Hunter Pence leads San Francisco with 47 hits, Brandon Belt has 22 RBI and Brandon Crawford has six home runs. Jake Peavy takes the hill, and he’s 1-5 with a 8.21 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. Peavy is 1-1 with a 2.45 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 15-37 in their last 52 during game 3 of a series and 2-8 in Shields' last 10 starts. The Giants are 5-0 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 10-3 in Peavys last 13 home starts. The Padres are 14-37 in the last 51 meetings in San Francisco.
The Padres still can't score, and the Giants still can't lose. If it's not broke, don't fix it, right? Have to continue to side with the Giants until they start to cool off.