San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres
|Date & Time||Friday July 26, 2019, 10:10 PM (EDT)|
San Diego, California
The Line: San Francisco Giants +112 / San Diego Padres -142 -- Over/Under: 8.5
The San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres meet Friday in MLB action at Petco Park.
The San Francisco Giants look for another win after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Giants have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The San Francisco Giants have won seven of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Kevin Pillar leads the Giants with 94 hits and 54 RBI while Brandon Belt and Brandon Crawford have combined for 157 hits and 79 RBI. Jeff Samardzija gets the ball, and he is 7-8 with a 4.08 ERA and 96 strikeouts this season. Samardzija is 9-3 with a 3.38 ERA and 108 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The San Diego Padres look for another win after losing nine of their last 12 games. The Padres have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The San Diego Padres have lost four of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 113 hits and 64 RBI while Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. have combined for 189 hits and 107 RBI. Joey Lucchesi gets the ball, and he is 7-5 with a 4.27 ERA and 99 strikeouts this season. Lucchesi is 2-2 with a 4.44 ERA and 34 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The Giants are 8-0 in their last 8 vs. National League West, 4-1 in their last 5 games following an off day and 4-0 in Samardzija's last 4 road starts. The Padres are 0-6 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series, 0-7 in their last 7 home games and 1-4 in Lucchesi's last 5 starts. The Giants are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in San Diego and 5-0 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 5-2-1 in Padres last 8 home games. The over is 6-1-1 in Samardzija's last 8 starts overall.
Samardzija has had his struggles this season, but he's allowed just 19 hits and eight runs in his last 26.2 innings with 24 strikeouts. Lucchesi has allowed 19 hits and 11 runs in his last 15.2 innings, but he has a 2.83 ERA and .194 allowed batting average through 63.2 innings at home. Regardless of what you think of this pitching matchup, we're getting plus money with the hottest team of the second half in the San Francisco Giants. The Giants have also won the last five meetings against the Padres and have won those games by an average of 4.4 runs. I have to side with the plus money and the road team.