San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres - 7/21/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (41-54) at San Francisco Giants (37-60)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 21, 2017 at 10:15 pm (AT&T Park)
T Cahill (4-3) (3.14) vs. J Samardzija (4-11) (4.86)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -152 / San Diego Padres +142 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSD, NSBA
The San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants meet Friday in MLB action at AT&T Center.
The San Diego Padres look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Padres have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The San Diego Padres have won 10 of their last 16 games when scoring more than three runs. Wil Myers leads the Padres with 88 hits and 44 RBI while Hunter Renfroe and Yangervis Solarte have combined for 142 hits and 81 RBI. Trevor Cahill gets the ball, and he is 4-3 with a 3.14 ERA and 71 strikeouts this season. Cahill is 7-5 with a 3.63 ERA and 67 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
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The San Francisco Giants could also use a win after losing four of their last six games. The Giants have allowed 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The San Francisco Giants have lost eight of their last 10 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Buster Posey leads the Giants with 97 hits and 40 RBI while Joe Panik and Eduardo Nunez have combined for 172 hits and 56 RBI. Jeff Samardzija gets the ball, and he is 4-11 with a 4.86 ERA and 135 strikeouts this season. Samardzija is 7-3 with a 3.68 ERA and 87 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series, 5-17 in their last 22 vs. National League West and 6-2 in Cahills last 8 starts. The Giants are 6-14 in their last 20 home games, 4-11 in Samardzijas last 15 home starts and 2-5 in Samardzijas last 7 starts. The Padres are 16-37 in the last 53 meetings in San Francisco and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Not sure why the Giants are these big favorites when they continue to lose games and the pitching staff is getting crushed. Speaking of crushed, Samardzija has allowed 11 earned runs in his last 13 innings and has an ERA over four at home with a batting average of .269. Cahill has allowed just eight runs in his last six combined starts and the Padres have won six of his last eight games. There's great value with the Padres in this spot.