Giants vs. Padres - 5/4/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (14-12) at San Francisco Giants (12-13)
MLB Baseball: Monday, May 4, 2015 at 10:15 pm (AT&T Park)
T Ross (1-2) (4.55) vs. M Bumgarner (2-1) (3.73)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -165 / San Diego Padres +155 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Bay, FS-San Diego
The San Francisco Giants and the San Diego Padres face off on Monday at AT&T Park for game one of their MLB series of National League West teams.
The San Francisco Giants got off to a slow start to the season but they have been improving and have won their last three games. The Giants are 7-3 in their last 10 games, 7-6 at home, and they 4.5 games back in the NL West standings. As a team the Giants are hitting .248 with Angel Pagan hitting .343, Nori Aoki hitting .307, and Joe Panik hitting .293. The Giants pitching staff has an ERA of 4.92 with the starters at 5.19 and the bullpen at 4.54. For game one against the Padres the Giants start Madison Bumgarner who has allowed 33 hits and 13 earned runs while striking out 26 over 31.1 innings for a 2-1 record and a 3.73 ERA.
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The expectations are high for the San Diego Padres this season but they currently sit in second place in the NL West standings. The Padres are 4-6 in their last 10 games, 5-5 on the road, and they are three games back in the NL West standings. As a team the Padres are hitting .262 with Derek Norris hitting .337, Yonder Alonso hitting .333, and Matt Kemp hitting .320. The Padres pitching staff has an ERA of 3.95 with the starters at 3.38 and the bullpen at 5.05. For game one against the Giants the Padres start Tyson Ross who has allowed 27 hits and 14 earned runs while striking out 37 over 27.2 innings for a 1-2 record and a 4.55 ERA.
San Francisco is 5-0 in their last five home games, 3-8 as a favorite, and 10-2 in Bumgarner’s last 12 starts as a favorite. San Diego is 5-1 against a left-handed starter, 1-5 on the road against a team with a losing record, and 1-6 in Ross’ last seven road starts. San Diego is 9-23 in their last 32 games in San Diego.
The total is set at 6.5 and with these two pitchers and teams my play is the under but really it is just a lean. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App. As always you can get all of my Premium Picks individually at Picks and Parlays.