Padres vs. Giants - 4/9/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (2-1) at San Diego Padres (1-2)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 6:40 pm (PETCO Park)
T Hudson (0-0) (0.00) vs. I Kennedy (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: San Diego Padres -145 / San Francisco Giants +135 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Bay, FS-San Diego
The San Diego Padres and the San Francisco Giants face off on Thursday at Petco Park in game one of their NL West series.
The San Diego Padres have huge expectations this season but they have started the season 1-2 after losing two of three to the Dodgers. As a team the Padres are hitting .254 as Yonder Alonso is off to a fast start hitting .500, Matt Kemp is hitting .385, and Derek Norris is hitting .385. The Padres pitching staff has a 4.24 ERA with 19 strikeouts through three games. For game one against the Giants the Padres start Ian Kennedy who was 13-13 last season with a 3.63 ERA striking out 207 over 201 innings.
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The San Francisco Giants are the defending World Series Champions and they are off two a 2-1 start after taking tow of three in Arizona. As a team the Giants are hitting .319 with two home runs led by Nori Aoki hitting .429, Angel Pagan hitting .385, and Brandon Crawford hitting .385. The Giants pitching staff has a 5.82 ERA striking out 13 batters. For Thursday’s game the Giants start Tim Hudson who was 9-13 with 3.57 ERA last season while striking out 120 over 189.1 innings.
San Diego is 24-7 in their last 31 home games, 18-6 as a favorite, 23-7 at home against a right-handed starter, and 5-2 in Kennedy’s last seven starts. San Francisco is 6-0 in their last six game one of a series, 16-6 in their last 22 games, 2-5 in their last seven games as an underdog of up to +150, and 3-7 in Hudson’s last 10 starts as an underdog. San Francisco is 4-9 in their last 13 games in San Diego.
I don’t love this game and I have to give the edge to the Padres but this one is one I won’t be touching personally.