San Francisco Giants (70-80) at San Diego Padres (60-90)
|Date & Time||Monday September 17, 2018, 10:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: San Diego Padres +107 / San Francisco Giants -117 --- Over/Under: 8
The San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres meet Saturday in MLB action at Petco Park.
The San Francisco Giants could use a win here after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Giants have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in their last 11 games. The San Francisco Giants have lost 12 of their last 14 games when scoring three or less runs. Brandon Crawford leads the Giants with 126 hits and 51 RBI while Buster Posey and Evan Longoria have combined for 221 hits and 91 RBI. Andrew Suarez gets the ball, and he is 6-11 with a 4.33 ERA and 121 strikeouts this season. Suarez is 0-0 with a 2.13 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The San Diego Padres look for a win here after splitting their last 12 games. The Padres have scored 10 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The San Diego Padres have won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 143 hits and 65 RBI while Freddy Galvis and Manuel Margot have combined for 238 hits and 106 RBI. Bryan Mitchell gets the ball, and he is 1-3 with a 6.07 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. This will be Mitchell’s second career game against the Giants.
The Giants are 2-12 in their last 14 road games, 2-11 in their last 13 overall and 4-1 in Suarezs last 5 starts during game 1 of a series. The Padres are 19-40 in their last 59 during game 1 of a series, 7-19 in their last 26 Monday games and 4-1 in Mitchells last 5 starts. The Giants are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings and the under is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings.
We're getting plus money to fade a team that's won just three games since August 29. The San Francisco Giants can't score runs and haven't won a road game since August 23. Yes, Mitchell hasn't been good in his limited innings this season, but the Padres have provided consistent offense as of late and still seem to have some life in them as they look to end the season on a high note. The Giants checked out a while ago, as they're a team full of veterans who are waiting for the offseason on another failed season. It doesn't make sense to pay juice with the Giants with the way they're playing. Give me the Padres at home and the plus money as a fade from San Francisco.