San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants - 9/30/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (70-89) at San Francisco Giants (63-97)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 4:05 pm (AT&T Park)
J Chacin (13-10) (4.03) vs. M Cain (3-11) (5.58)
The Line: San Francisco Giants +100 / San Diego Padres -110 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSD, NSBA
The San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants meet Saturday in MLB action at AT&T Park.
The San Diego Padres could use a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Padres have allowed 27 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The San Diego Padres have lost seven straight games when allowing at least one run. Offensively, Wil Myers leads the Padres with 136 hits and 73 RBI while Manuel Margot and Yangervis Solarte have combined for 245 hits and 102 RBI. Jhoulys Chacin gets the ball, and he is 13-10 with a 3.98 ERA and 147 strikeouts this season. Chacin is 8-7 with a 3.31 ERA and 79 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
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The San Francisco Giants look for another win after splitting their last 12 games. The Giants have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The San Francisco Giants have won eight of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Buster Posey leads the Giants with 155 hits and 67 RBI while Joe Panik and Denard Span have combined for 279 hits and 96 RBI. Matt Cain gets the ball, and he is 3-11 with a 5.66 ERA and 71 strikeouts this season. Cain is 8-14 with a 3.20 ERA and 225 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 4-1 in their last 5 Saturday games, 1-4 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 4-0 in Chacins last 4 starts. The Giants are 2-5 in their last 7 Saturday games, 2-9 in their last 11 during game 2 of a series and 0-4 in Cains last 4 starts. The Giants are 1-5 in Cains last 6 starts vs. Padres, 2-6 in Cains last 8 home starts vs. Padres and the over is 11-5 in Cains last 16 starts vs. Padres.
Handicapping games the last weekened of the season between two teams that have nothing to play for is a coinflip for the most part. However, the Giants have something to play for here considering it's Cain's last game before he retires. We're talking about a guy who has been with the Giants since 2005, produced more than 100 victories and is a three-time all-star. You can bet the crowd will be out and the players will do everything they can to send him out with a victory. I'll take San Fran and the even money.