San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants - 9/11/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants - 9/11/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco Giants (23-21) at San Diego Padres (28-17)

MLB Baseball: Friday, September 11, 2020 at 9:10 pm (Petco Park)

Johnny Cueto (2-0) (4.56) vs. Garrett Richards (2-2) (4.50)

The Line: San Diego Padres -155 / San Francisco Giants +135 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres meet Friday in MLB action at Petco Park.

The San Francisco Giants look for a win after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Giants have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 11 of their last 12 games. The Giants have won eight of their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Donovan Solano leads the Giants with 51 hits and 27 RBI while Mike Yastrzemski and Wilmer Flores have combined for 94 hits and 54 RBI. Johnny Cueto gets the ball, and he is 2-0 with a 4.56 ERA and 46 strikeouts this season. Cueto is 8-4 with a 3.53 ERA and 104 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.

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The San Diego Padres look to build on their solid five-game winning streak. The Padres have scored 25 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 11 games. The Padres have won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring four or more runs. Manny Machado leads the Padres with 54 hits and 38 RBI while Fernando Tatis Jr. and Trent Grisham have combined for 101 hits and 59 RBI. Garrett Richards gets the ball, and he is 2-2 with a 4.50 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. This will be Richards’ second career game against the Giants.

The Giants are 3-7 in their last 10 games following a loss, 2-5 in their last 7 games as an underdog and 5-2 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series. The Padres are 4-0 in their last 4 games as a favorite, 4-0 in their last 4 games following a win and 6-1 in their last 7 Friday games. The over is 8-3-2 in Giants last 13 road games. The under is 4-1 in Padres last 5 overall. The Giants are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in San Diego.

Johnny Cueto has allowed 19 earned runs and 32 hits in his last 39.2 innings while Garrett Richards has allowed 17 earned runs and 33 hits in his last 31.1 innings. Both of these pitchers have had their struggles this season, but it's Cueto who has looked like a shell of himself more times than not. The San Diego Padres are also the hotter team and seem to put up insane offensive numbers nightly, so it's a little easier to trust them even if it's a blah pitching matchup. 

I'll take the Padres and the RL to shave down the ML price here.

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Randy’s Pick San Diego Padres -1.5

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