Padres vs. Giants - 7/16/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (57-34) at San Diego Padres (39-51)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 8:40 pm (PETCO Park)
J Samardzija (9-5) (3.91) vs. Luis Perdomo (3-4) (7.48)
The Line: San Diego Padres +153 / San Francisco Giants -163 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres play game two of their series Saturday night.
The San Francisco Giants look for a bounce back win after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Giants have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The San Francisco Giants offense has been on fire lately, and they’ve won 12 of their last 14 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. Jeff Samardzija gets the nod, and he’s 9-5 with a 3.91 ERA and 90 strikeouts this season. Samardzija is 6-1 with a 2.90 ERA and 55 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
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The San Diego Padres look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Padres have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The San Diego Padres offense has also woken up lately, and they’ve won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Wil Myers leads San Diego with 99 hits, Matt Kemp has 59 RBI and Melvin Upton Jr. has 16 home runs. Luis Perdomo takes the hill, and he’s 3-4 with a 7.48 ERA and 56 strikeouts this season. Perdomo is 0-0 with a 7.36 ERA and one strikeout in his career against the Giants.
The Giants are 7-3 in their last 10 Saturday games and 51-24 in their last 75 during game 2 of a series. The Padres are 2-7 in their last 9 during game 2 of a series and 10-25 in their last 35 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Giants are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in San Diego.
The Giants continue to be one of the more consistent teams in baseball, and Samardzija has been solid pretty much all season long. You have to like the Giants to get their bounce back victory.