Giants vs. Padres - 9/14/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (61-84) at San Francisco Giants (77-67)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 3:45 pm (AT&T Park)
Luis Perdomo (7-9) (5.89) vs. M Bumgarner (14-8) (2.66)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -280 / San Diego Padres +255 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The San Diego Padres look to sweep the San Francisco Giants early Sunday afternoon.
The San Diego Padres look for some consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Padres have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The San Diego Padres offense continues to be hit or miss, but they’ve won four straight games when scoring more than three runs. Wil Myers leads San Diego with 138 hits, Yangervis Solarte has 67 RBI and Travis Jankowski has two home runs. Luis Perdomo gets the nod, and he’s 7-9 with a 5.89 ERA and 96 strikeouts this season. Perdomo is 0-0 with a 6.48 ERA and three strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
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The San Francisco Giants could use a win after losing seven of their last 13 games. The Giants have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The San Francisco Giants offense continues to produce despite the losses, and they’ve won five of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Denard Span leads San Francisco with 136 hits, Brandon Crawford has 79 RBI and Buster Posey has 12 home runs. Madison Bumgarner takes the hill, and he’s 14-8 with a 2.61 ERA and 226 strikeouts this season. Bumgarner is 10-6 with a 3.24 ERA and 171 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 23-52 in their last 75 during game 3 of a series and 2-5 in Perdomos last 7 starts. The Giants are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 4-1 in Bumgarners last 5 home starts. The Giants are 10-2 in Bumgarners last 12 home starts vs. Padres.
The Giants are now 14 games under .500 since the All Star break. God, I hate backing this team. However, Bumgarner gives San Fran a huge edge in this spot, especially when he's about the only Giants pitcher who is safe right now with wins in five of his last six starts. Giants should prevent the sweep.