Padres vs. Giants Prediction
What’s the best play tonight when the Giants host the Padres at 10:15PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Giants are -280 money line favorites versus the Padres, who have odds of +240 to pull off the upset in San Francisco tonight. With Paul Clemens set to face Jeff Samardzija in the pitching matchup, the over/under currently sits at 8.5 runs.
SAN DIEGO: The Padres have struggled of late, dropping nine of 13 overall and 36 of 53 on the road. They’re also 17-36 in their last 53 games versus a team that owns a winning record and are 14-32 in their last 46 road games versus an opponent that has a winning record at home.
SAN FRANCISCO: The Giants haven’t been a great bet with Samardzija on the hill, dropping seven of his last 10 starts and four of his last five starts after scoring five runs or more in their previous game. That said, San Francisco has been a solid play when Samardzija faces a National League West opponent, posting a 6-2 record over his last eight outings against the division.
OUR PICK: The Padres are just 13-38 in their last 51 games in San Francisco and are 5-15 in their last 20 games overall versus the Giants. Despite their issues in the second half, the Giants are seemingly turning things around of late. They’re coming off a sweep of the Diamondbacks in Arizona and are now 4-1 in their last five games overall. They’ve also won five of seven versus a team that starts a righty and are 37-18 in their last 55 games versus a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
MONDAY MLB FREE PICK: SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS -1.5 (-135)