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San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres - 5/1/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Diego Padres (10-20) at San Francisco Giants (15-14)
Date & Time Tuesday May 1, 2018, 10:15 PM (EDT)
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The Line: San Francisco Giants -123 / San Diego Padres +113 --- Over/Under: 8
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MLB | San Diego Padres (10-20) at San Francisco Giants (15-14)
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The San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants meet Tuesday in MLB action at AT&T Park.

The San Diego Padres could use a win here after losing five of their last six games. The Padres have allowed 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last nine games. The San Diego Padres have lost 10 of their last 11 games when allowing more than one run. Offensively, Jose Pirela leads the Padres with 32 hits and 10 RBI while Eric Hosmer and Freddy Galvis have combined for 56 hits and 13 RBI. Tyson Ross gets the ball, and he is 2-2 with a 3.64 ERA and 31 strikeouts this season. Ross is 4-4 with a 3.24 ERA and 62 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.

The San Francisco Giants look to stay hot after winning seven of their last nine games. The Giants have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 11 games. The San Francisco Giants have won eight of their last 10 games when scoring more than two runs. Brandon Belt leads the Giants with 26 hits and 14 RBI while Evan Longoria and Joe Panik have combined for 49 hits and 21 RBI. Andrew Suarez gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA and seven strikeouts this season. This will be Suarez’s first career against the Padres.

The Padres are 1-5 in their last 6 road games, 1-5 in Ross' last 6 Tuesday starts and 3-8 in Ross' last 11 starts. The Giants are 3-7 in their last 10 Tuesday games, 6-2 in their last 8 home games and 7-2 in their last 9 overall. The Padres are 9-5 in the last 14 meetings in San Francisco and 23-11 in the last 34 meetings.

The San Diego Padres play harder than you'd expect a losing team to play, and they could easily have a much better record, but they continue to find ways to blow games, and last night was no different. Up two runs late and then blow it in the ninth, it's been the story of the Padres season. I had the San Francisco Giants high in my power rankings this week, as I mentioned how this team is starting to come together and they're grinding out victories. The Giants are a team to watch this season. So, a team that finds ways to lose, against a confident veteran bunch that finds ways to win. I'm backing the San Francisco Giants.

San Francisco Giants -123

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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