Padres vs. Giants Prediction
The San Francisco Giants rode a fantastic start by Madison Bumgarner to a win last night in the opener of a four-game home series against the San Diego Padres. Will more runs be scored tonight to push the total to the over in game two of the series?
Friday, June 23, 2018
AT&T Park at 10:15PM ET
TV: NBC Bay Area (SF)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Giants are a -135 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Padres are a +125 underdog, while the total is set at 7.5 runs. As of Friday afternoon, 74 percent of public bets are pouring in on host San Francisco. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Bumgarner looks like old self
Giants ace Madison Bumgarner struggled to put it together in his first few starts coming back from a broken hand suffered on a line drive hit at him in spring training. But he dazzled Thursday night against the Padres as he threw eight shutout innings, leading the way to a 3-0 victory. Bumgarner gave up three hits, struck out eight anThe d walked two as he threw exactly 100 pitches in the winning effort. Mark Melancon gave up one hit and struck out one for his first save of the season. Buster Posey helped lead the offense as he finished 1-for-3 with a walk, a run and an RBI. Alen Hanson tripled and scored a run, while Pablo Sandoval also notched a hit and scored a run. Andrew McCutchen drew a pair of walks. Joe Panik was 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles.
Margot has two-hit night
While the rest of San Diego's offense struggled to say the least, center fielder Manuel Margot had Bumgarner figured out as he finished 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles. Hunter Renfroe and Jose Pirela both went 1-for-4 for the only other Padres hits. Wil Myers and A.J. Ellis each drew a walk. Tyson Ross was the tough-luck losing pitcher as he gave up only one earned run on four hits with three strikeouts and three walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The under is 13-3 in the last 16 Padres road games. The under is 8-2 in the last 10 San Diego games overall.
The Giants are 10-2 in their last 12 home games. San Francisco is 11-1 in Stratton's last 12 home starts.
Both pitchers in this contest are average at best and the wind is blowing out to left field. While we probably won't see a shootout here, I think there is enough reason to believe these teams can combine for at least eight runs. While he didn't have a hit yesterday, McCutchen did walk twice and is among the MLB leaders in hard-hit balls for the month of June. Look for a big night out of guys like Posey and Cutch as the two offenses get going tonight in a pitcher's park.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: PADRES/GIANTS OVER 7.5