Yankees at Padres - 7/1/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Yankees (39-39) at San Diego Padres (33-46)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 1, 2016 at 10:40 pm (PETCO Park)
N Eovaldi (6-5) (5.19) vs. Colin Rea (4-3) (4.93)
The Line: San Diego Padres +126 / New York Yankees -136 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The New York Yankees and San Diego Padres begin a three-game series late Friday night.
The New York Yankees look for another win after winning eight of their last 13 games. The Yankees have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 15 games. The New York Yankees offense has been consistent recently, and they’ve won six of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Carlos Beltran leads New York with 78 hits, Didi Gregorius has 36 RBI and Starlin Castro has 10 home runs. Nathan Eovaldi gets the nod, and he’s 6-5 with a 5.19 ERA and 74 strikeouts this season. Eovaldi is 1-1 with a 2.31 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
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The San Diego Padres look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Padres have scored 13 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The San Diego Padres offense has been on fire lately, and they’ve won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Wil Myers leads San Diego with 85 hits, Matt Kemp has 53 RBI and Melvin Upton Jr. has 12 home runs. Colin Rea takes the hill, and he’s 4-3 with a 5.05 ERA and 61 strikeouts this season. This will be Rea’s first career game against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 5-1 in their last 6 Friday games and 1-4 in Eovaldis last 5 starts. The Padres are 5-1 in their last 6 Friday games and 5-2 in Reas last 7 starts during game 1 of a series. The Yankees are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
Both clubs are hitting the ball well the last couple of weeks, especially the Padres who see to be pushing for five or more runs on a nightly basis lately. I like double-digit runs here.