Giants vs. Padres Prediction
Will the Padres upset the Giants on Sunday at 4:40PM ET and win their series versus San Francisco?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Giants are -125 money line favorites versus the Padres, who have odds of +100 to pull off the small upset at home. With Jeff Samardzija set to face Trevor Cahill in the pitching matchup, the over/under currently sits at 7.5 runs.
From Rotoworld: Samardzija allowed four earned runs, nine hits and a walk with five strikeouts across seven innings in a loss Saturday against the Marlins. After a rocky 0-5 start to the season, he has allowed three or fewer runs in nine of his past 11 outings and he has lasted at least six innings in each of his past seven appearances. Samardzija has a respectable 1.15 WHIP, thanks mostly due to his low walk rate. He has issued just three free passes over his past 79 2/3 innings. Still, he heads into the All-Star break with a dismal 4-10 record and 4.58 ERA record across 118 innings.
Cahill was touched up for six hits and four runs over five innings Sunday in the Padres’ loss to Philadelphia. Cahill registered eight strikeouts without walking a batter. The right-hander had trouble keeping the ball in the yard, serving up homers to Nick Williams, Cameron Rupp and Freddy Galvis. Cahill didn’t have his best stuff against the Phils but he’s been surprisingly useful this year, limiting opponents to an ugly .226 average while posting an elite 11.19 K/9 over nine starts for the Padres.
OUR PREDICTION: The Giants have dropped 13 of 18 games against the Padres, are 1-5 in their last six games overall, and are 0-5 in their last five games when facing a right-handed starter. As for the Padres, they're 5-2 in Cahill's last seven starts, are 9-4 in their last 13 games versus a right-handed starter, and are 6-2 in their last eight home games against a righty.
SUNDAY MLB PREDICTION: SAN DIEGO PADRES +100