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(24-18) San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres (17-24)
Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016
Time: 9:10 PM ET
Venue: Petco Park San Diego, California
Projected Pitchers: Jeff Samardzija vs. James Shields
MLB Moneyline Odds: Giants -145 / Padres +130
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Giants -1.5 +115 / Padres +1.5 -135
MLB Betting Total: 7
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The Giants are the hottest teams in the Majors winners of 7 straight games and they can complete the sweep in this series with a win tonight. They are atop the NL West with a 2.5 game lead over the L.A. Dodgers and Colorado Rockies.
The Padres have lost 3 straight and 4 of their last 5 games and they are in the basement of the division 6.5 games back of the Giants.
The Giants have won 13 of their last 16 games facing the Padres and have won 5 of their last 7 facing them in San Diego.
In yesterday’s game the Giants beat the Padres 2-1.
San Francisco Giants
The Giants rank 7th in runs scored and 12th in team ERA. While they have not been lighting up the scoreboard in their win streak their pitching has been dominant only allowing a total of 13 runs in the 7 games and only 3 runs in the last 3 games.
Jeff Samardzija (5-2 2.88 ERA) goes for the Giants tonight and in his last outing he only gave up 1 earned run in 8 innings in a 3-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Giants have won 4 of his last 5 starts.
Samardzija’s worst start of the season came facing the Padres where he was tagged up for 5 earned runs in 5 innings, but the offense helped him out in the win.
In his career facing the Padres Samardzija is 4-1 with a 3.60 ERA in 5 starts and two relief appearances.
In Samardzija’s last 3 starts he has held opponents to a .218 average.
The Giants have won all 5 games facing the Padres this season.
The Giants are 13-8 on the road this season and the last 6 games of their recent 7-game win streak have come on the road.
San Diego Padres
The Padres only rank tied for 25th in the Majors in runs scored and 14th in team ERA.
The San Diego offense has really struggled as of late, as they have only scored 4 runs in their last 3 games.
James Shields (2-5 3.12 ERA) goes for the Padres tonight and in his last outing he had his best start of the season not giving up any earned runs in 7 innings in a 3-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. After losing his first 5 starts of the season the Padres have won 2 of their last 3 with him on the hill.
In Shields’ last 4 starts he is 2-2 and has a solid ERA of only 2.08.
In his career Shields is 2-2 with an ERA of 2.53 facing the Giants.
The Padres are 1-5 in Shields’ last 6 home starts and they have lost their last 5 games with him on the hill facing a team that has a winning record.
This season the Padres are 8-13 at home and they have lost their last 4 home games.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Giants are 6-0 in their last 6 road games.
- Giants are 7-0 in their last 7 overall.
- Giants have an Under record of 10-1 in their last 11 games.
- Padres are 1-4 in their last 5 overall.
- Padres are 0-4 in their last 4 home games.
- Padres have an Under record of 6-1 in their last 7 games.
Free San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres MLB Prediction:
Shields has been solid as of late and he will have a good outing and the Padres will win in a low scoring game avoiding the sweep and snapping the Giants’ win streak.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: UNDER the Number
Both of the games in this series have gone Under and it will do so again tonight.
MLB Free Score Prediction: San Diego 4 – San Francisco 2
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