Giants vs. Padres Prediction
After dropping the first two contests of the series, can the Giants salvage one game in San Diego with a win over the Padres today at 4:40PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Giants are -1.5 (-125) on the runline to beat the Padres today, who are +1.5 with +105 odds. With Johnny Cueto set to face Edwin Jackson in the pitching matchup, the over/under for this game sits at 7.5 runs.
SAN FRANCISCO: The Giants have been an outstanding play with Cueto on the mound, winning 16 of his last 18 starts. They're also 8-1 in his last nine starts versus National League West rivals and 10-1 in his last 11 starts following a quality start in his last appearance. They're also a perfect 13-0 in his last 13 starts versus a team with a losing record.
SAN DIEGO: The Padres are now 4-1 in their last five home games after taking each of the first two games of this series versus the Giants. But they're just 11-25 in their last 36 games versus a right-handed starter and 4-9 in their last 13 games when their opponent scores five runs or more in its previous game.
OUR PICK: It won't be cheap, even for a runline play, but the Giants should be able to salvage the final game of this series today. The Giants are 5-0 in Cueto's last five starts when he pitches the third game of a series and are 9-0 in his last nine starts when their opponent allows five runs or more in its previous game. The Padres are also just 2-5 in their last seven games versus a starter who has a WHIP less than 1.15.
SUNDAY MLB FREE PICK: SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS -1.5 (-125)