Padres vs. Yankees - 7/2/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Yankees (39-40) at San Diego Padres (34-46)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 10:10 pm (PETCO Park)
I Nova (5-5) (5.32) vs. D Pomeranz (7-7) (2.76)
The Line: San Diego Padres -128 / New York Yankees +118 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The New York Yankees and San Diego Padres play game two of their series Saturday night on FS1.
The New York Yankees look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Yankees have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The New York Yankees offense has really picked up lately, and they’ve won six of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Carlos Beltran leads New York with 79 hits, Didi Gregorius has 37 RBI and Starlin Castro has 10 home runs. Ivan Nova gets the nod, and he’s 5-5 with a 5.32 ERA and 48 strikeouts this season. This will be Nova’s second career game against the Padres.
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The San Diego Padres look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 11 games. The Padres have allowed 29 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The San Diego Padres have an ERA of 4.62 and have lost five of their last nine games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Wil Myers leads San Diego with 87 hits, Matt Kemp has 53 RBI and Melvin Upton Jr. has 12 home runs. Drew Pomeranz takes the hill, and he’s 7-7 with a 2.76 ERA and 102 strikeouts this season. Pomeranz is 1-1 with a 1.00 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 6-2 in their last 8 Saturday games and 2-5 in Novas last 7 starts. The Padres are 5-2 in their last 7 Saturday games and 1-5 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series. The Yankees are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
The Yankees have been the better team overall and lately, and they nearly made a monster comeback win Friday night. It's hard not to take the better team and the plus money, which is why I'm siding with the Yanks in this spot.