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Padres vs. Giants - 7/17/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Francisco Giants (57-35) at San Diego Padres (40-51)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 4:40 pm (PETCO Park)

J Cueto (13-1) (2.47) vs. Jackson

The Line: San Diego Padres +180 / San Francisco Giants -215 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: CSBA/FSSD

The San Diego Padres look to sweep the San Francisco Giants early Sunday afternoon.

The San Francisco Giants look for a win after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Giants have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 12 games. The San Francisco Giants offense continues to produce, and they’ve won seven of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Brandon Belt leads San Francisco with 92 hits, Buster Posey has 44 RBI and Brandon Crawford has nine home runs. Johnny Cueto gets the nod, and he’s 13-1 with a 2.47 ERA and 115 strikeouts this season. Cueto is 7-3 with a 2.70 ERA and 82 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.

Padres vs. Giants - 7/17/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The San Diego Padres look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last 12 games. The Padres have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The San Diego Padres offense has really woken up lately, and they’ve won six of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Wil Myers leads San Diego with 99 hits, Matt Kemp has 60 RBI and Melvin Upton Jr. has 16 home runs. Edwin Jackson takes the hill, and he’s 0-1 with a 5.91 ERA and seven strikeouts this season. Jackson is 2-4 with a 5.59 ERA and 50 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.

The Giants are 17-4 in their last 21 during game 3 of a series and 16-2 in Cuetos last 18 starts. The Padres are 17-41 in their last 58 during game 3 of a series and 17-40 in their last 57 Sunday games. The Giants are 19-7 in the last 26 meetings.

The Padres have burned us twice this series, but beating Madison Bumgarner and Cueto in the same series is not likely. Cueto has been one of the more consistent pitchers this season and won't need much run support. I like San Fran to avoid the sweep.

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San Francisco Giants -1.5

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