San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 29 (8/29): MLB

San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 29 (8/29): MLB

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Odds

Time 9:45 p.m. EST
Giants money line -125
Giants run line -1.5 (+160)
Padres money line +105
Padres run line +1.5 (-185)
Over / under 7

 

Key stats

  San Francisco Giants San Diego Padres
Record 61-65 70-59
Home / road record 34-29 35-31
Last 10 record 2-8 5-5
Streak L4 L1
Over / under record 58-59-8 58-66-4
Runs / game 4.41 4.42
Runs allowed / game 4.43 4.09

 

Preview

The San Francisco Giants and the San Diego Padres will meet again to play a 3-game series at the Oracle Park. The Padres won their last series against the Royals while the Giants were swept by the Twins and are 5-7 against the Padres this season.

 

San Francisco Giants

The Giants get here with a 61-65 record and have lost their last 4 games. The team is averaging 4.41 runs per game and they're batting for .233 AVG, 556 runs scored in 974 hits and 142 home runs, ranking #14 in offense in the league behind the Milwaukee Brewers. Joc Pederson leads the team with 18 home runs and 48 RBI. Thairo Estrada is batting for an average of .256.

Defensively they are allowing 4.43 runs per game and rank #19 in the league. Carlos Rodon leads the pitching staff with a 2.81 ERA, 189 strikeouts and 12 wins recorded.

Probable Pitcher:

Carlos Rodon (12-6, 2.81 ERA) will be on the mound for the Giants in the 1st game of the series. Rodon earned a win after he pitched seven innings, surrendering one run on five hits while striking out 10 in Tuesday's victory over the Tigers. He is 1-1 with an ERA of 1.80 and 18 strikeouts in 2 appearances against the Padres in his career.

San Diego Padres

The Padres get here with a 70-59 record and have lost 3 of their last 5 games. The team is averaging 4.42 runs per game and they're batting for .243 AVG, have 570 runs scored in 1058 hits and 117 home runs, ranking #13 in offense in the league behind the Houston Astros. Manny Machado is leading the team with 24 home runs and 81 RBI and a batting average of .304.

Defensively they are allowing 4.09 runs per game and rank #11 in the league. Joe Musgrove leads the pitching staff with a 2.96 ERA, 138 strikeouts and 8 wins recorded for the Padres.

Probable Pitcher:  Mike Clevinger (4-5, 3.59 ERA)

Clevinger will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Padres. Clevinger allowed two runs on two hits and a walk while striking out four over six innings, taking the loss versus the Guardians on Tuesday. He is 1-0 with an ERA of 0.00 and 14 strikeouts in 2 appearances versus the Giants in his career.

 

BETTING TRENDS

San Diego are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games against San Francisco.

San Diego are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against San Francisco.

San Francisco are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the National League.

San Francisco are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco's last 6 games at home.

 

Prediction

The Giants have been awful lately losing 8 of their last 10 games and averaging only 2.5 runs per game on that strecht. For this game they'll send Carlos Rodon to the mound who has been solid this season and the Giants have won in 4 of his last 5 starts. He's also holding a 1.80 ERA vs Padres in his career. The Padres offense woke up in the last series vs Royals scoring 8 runs per game average. For this game they'll send Mike Clevinger to the mound who has been up and down this season but has dominated the Giants in his career. This is going to be a great pitching matchup so expect both offenses to struggle, take the under.

PICK: Under 7 (-110)

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