Free MLB Prediction: Padres vs Giants
Major League Baseball betting sees the San Diego Padres taking on the San Francisco Giants on Saturday September 12th at AT&T Park, San Francisco, California. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all MLB season long so stay tuned for more FREE MLB baseball predictions.
San Diego Padres (67-75) at San Francisco Giants (73-68)
Date: September 12th
Time: 9:05 PM
Venue: AT&T Park, San Francisco, California
MLB Betting Lines: San Diego Padres +180, San Francisco -190
MLB Betting Total: 6.5
Probable Pitchers: Padres RH Ian Kennedy (8-13, 3.99 ERA) vs. Giants LH Madison Bumgarner (17-7, 3.05)
The Giants and Padres play game 2 of their 3 game set with this essentially being a must win for the defending champs.
San Francisco is seeing their hopes of a title defense slipping away as they trail the division leading Dodgers by 7.5 games now as they continue to lose.
San Francisco did put the brakes on their bad play for at least one night as they cruised to a 9-1 win over the Padres in the series opener on Friday night.
Still, a lot of work has to be done for the Giants as they trail the Wild Card (9.5) more than the division itself.
San Diego Padres
The Padres had extremely high hopes coming into this season. They traded for the likes of Matt Kemp, Wil Myers, and other top notch players to build a solid core of their team.
Those plans fizzled mightily as they fell out of the race early and are now in a spoiler role as they get set to finish off the season.
To try and even the series up on Saturday, the Padres will go with RH Ian Kennedy.
Kennedy did just as expected early in the season starting 4-2 with an ERA of only 2.27.
However, he sits now with an 8-13 record and is winless over his last 3 starts.
Kennedy has faced the Giants 4 times this season and is 2-1 with an ERA of only 1.69. He’s also had solid career success going 11-5 with an ERA of 2.41.
The Giants have picked the most inopportune to start struggling. Despite a win on Friday, the Giants have found themselves in a lot of trouble as every game has pretty much turned into a must win.
August 28th saw them just 2.5 behind the Dodgers and 4.5 behind the Wild Card, but 7 straight losses set them into a spot where it may be too much to overcome.
They’ll at least have their go to guy on the mound on Saturday with Madison Bumgarner. The World Series MVP last year has been in dominant form all year long as he brings in a record of 17-7.
Bumgarner improved to 8-2 with an ERA of 2.58 since the all star break as he defeated Colorado last time out.
Bumgarner is 1-1 on the year against the Padres.
MLB Betting Trends:
Padres are 10-4 in their last 14 Saturday games.
Padres are 2-6 in their last 8 vs. National League West.
Padres are 3-9 in their last 12 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
Giants are 14-3 in their last 17 home games vs. a team with a losing record.
Giants are 16-5 in their last 21 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
4* Free MLB Betting Prediction: Under
Here we get Kennedy, who has been dominant vs. the Giants and Bumgarner, who is just a machine.
MLB Baseball Free Score Prediction: San Francisco 2- San Diego 1
A pitchers’ duel breaks out in San Francisco with the Giants sneaking in their 2nd straight win vs the Padres.
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