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San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants - 3/30/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres
Date & Time Saturday March 30, 2019, 8:40 PM (EDT)
Location
Petco Park
San Diego, California
The Line
San Diego Padres -122 / San Francisco Giants +112 O/U: 7.5
TV Channel
FSSD, FS1, NSBA
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The San Francisco Giants and the San Diego Padres will meet up in Game 3 of their MLB set on Saturday.

The Padres took Game 1 of this set 2-0 on Thursday, then in Friday’s Game 2, the Giants fell 4-1.

The Giants’ lead hitter Friday was Evan Longoria, who provided the only offense on the scoreboard with a solo shot. New York could only come up with six hits on the night.

For the Saturday game, San Francisco will be going with RHP Dereck Rodriguez. In his 21 appearances during 2018, Rodriguez put up a 2.81 ERA, a 6-4 record and 89 Ks over 118.1 total innings.

Over on the Padres’ side, their main player Friday was Ian Kinsler with a solo shot as well, while Will Myers ad Manny Madhado each begged a pair of hits apiece.

For Saturday’s game, San Diego will send out Nick Margevicius for the start. This one will be fun to watch, as Margevicius hasn’t ever pitched above High-A. This is a good spot for him to make his debut in, however.

The Giants are 18-37 in their last 55 Saturday games and 6-21 in their last 27 in game three of a series. San Francisco is 0-7 in Rodriguez’ last seven starts and 0-7 in his last seven on grass.

Meanwhile, the Padres are 4-1 in their last five in game three of a series and 3-13 in their last 16 Saturday games. The over is 4-0 in the Padres’ last four Saturday games.

This is kind of a weird matchup; it’s a very old team versus a very young team.

Rodriguez had a couple of decent runs coming into the end of the season last year but faltered in his final pair of games (nine earned in 9.0 innings). If the new-look Padres can continue that trend, I don’t think it’s crazy to stick San Diego on a win here, even with the inexperienced Margevicius up there.

Pick:
San Diego Padres -122

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