Giants at Padres - 7/15/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (57-33) at San Diego Padres (38-51)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 15, 2016 at 10:40 pm (PETCO Park)
M Bumgarner (10-4) (2.01) vs. A Cashner (3-7) (5.40)
The Line: San Diego Padres +180 / San Francisco Giants -200 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres play game one of their series Friday night.
The San Francisco Giants look to keep rolling after winning six of their last seven games. The Giants have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The San Francisco Giants offense continues to roll, and they’ve won five straight games when scoring more than three runs. Brandon Belt leads San Francisco with 92 hits, Brandon Crawford has 61 RBI and Buster Posey has 11 home runs. Madison Bumgarner gets the ball, and he’s 10-4 with a 1.94 ERA and 146 strikeouts this season. Bumgarner is 10-5 with a 3.13 ERA and 162 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
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The San Diego Padres could use a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Padres have allowed 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The San Diego Padres have an ERA of 4.57 and have lost six of their last nine games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Wil Myers leads San Diego with 97 hits, Matt Kemp has 58 RBI and Melvin Upton Jr. has 16 home runs. Andrew Cashner takes the hill, and he’s 3-7 with a 5.40 ERA and 44 strikeouts this season. Cashner is 2-7 with a 5.16 ERA and 53 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The Giants are 23-5 in their last 28 vs. National League West and 43-21 in Bumgarners last 64 starts. The Padres are 4-1 in their last 5 games following an off day and 1-4 in Cashners last 5 starts with 6 days of rest. The Giants are 14-6 in Bumgarners last 20 starts vs. Padres.
The Giants have downright owned the NL West over the years, and it also helps to have Bumgarner on the mound here. So, while the Padres have shown signs of life offensively, you have to like the Giants with one of the best pitchers in the world on the hill.