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Padres vs. Giants - 9/24/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Francisco Giants (81-73) at San Diego Padres (65-89)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 8:40 pm (PETCO Park)

M Bumgarner (14-9) (2.62) vs. J Cosart (0-3) (5.62)

The Line: San Diego Padres +207 / San Francisco Giants -225 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds

TV: KNTV/FSSD

The San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres play game three of their series Saturday night.

The San Francisco Giants could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Giants have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven straight games. The San Francisco Giants offense has gone ice cold as of late, and they’ve lost seven of their last nine games when scoring three or less runs. Buster Posey leads San Francisco with 147 hits, Denard Span has 49 RBI and Brandon Belt has 16 home runs. Madison Bumgarner gets the ball, and he’s 14-9 with a 2.57 ERA and 241 strikeouts this season. Bumgarner is 10-7 with a 3.27 ERA and 176 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.

Padres vs. Giants - 9/24/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The San Diego Padres look to play spoiler after splitting their last 12 games. The Padres have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in 10 of their last 17 games. The San Diego Padres offense has been hit or miss recently, but they’ve won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Wil Myers leads San Diego with 148 hits, Yangervis Solarte has 68 RBI and Travis Jankowski has two home runs. Jarred Cosart takes the hill, and he’s 0-4 with a 5.63 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. Cosart is 0-2 with a 10.80 ERA and three strikeouts in his career against the Giants.

The Giants are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 2-6 in Bumgarners last 8 road starts. The Padres are 24-54 in their last 78 during game 3 of a series and 0-4 in Cosarts last 4 starts. The Giants are 1-4 in Bumgarners last 5 road starts vs. Padres.

The Giants are a complete mess and are slowly starting to look like a team that doesn't have enough to stay afloat in the wild card race. However, for this game, I don't see how you can back Cosart over Bumgarner. It's possibly the biggest pitching mismatch on the board for Saturday. Giants or stay away for me. 

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