San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 31 (8/31): MLB

San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 31 (8/31): MLB

Credit: photo by Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 3:45 p.m. EST
Giants money line +130
Giants run line +1.5 (-135)
Padres money line -155
Padres run line -1.5 (+115)
Over / under 7.5

 

Key stats

  San Francisco Giants San Diego Padres
Record 61-67 71-59
Home / road record 34-31 36-31
Last 10 record 2-8 6-4
Streak L6 W2
Over / under record 60-60-8 60-67-4
Runs / game 4.41 4.42
Runs allowed / game 4.43 4.09

 

Preview

The San Francisco Giants and the San Diego Padres will play the 3rd game of the series at the Oracle Park on Wednesday. The Padres took the win again 4-3 in the second game of the series and are 10-5 vs Giants so far this season. 

 

San Francisco Giants

The Giants get here with a 61-67 record and have lost their last 6 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:

Alex Wood (8-11, 5.00 ERA) will be on the mound for the Giants in the 3rd game of the series. Wood gave up eight earned runs on six hits and no walks while striking out four over three innings to take the loss in a 9-0 defeat against the Twins on Friday. He has a 6-3 record with an ERA of 2.90 and 92 strikeouts in 20 appearances versus the Padres in his career.

San Diego Padres

The Padres get here with a 72-59 record and have won 4 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:  Joe Musgrove (8-6, 2.96 ERA)

Musgrove will be on the mound in the 3rd game of the series for the Padres. Musgrove did not factor into the decision against the Royals on Friday, allowing five runs (two earned) on eight hits while striking out two and walking one over 3.2 innings. He is 3-3 with an ERA of 3.38 and 54 strikeouts in 10 appearances versus the Giants in his career.

 

BETTING TRENDS

San Diego are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against San Francisco.

San Diego are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road.

San Diego are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against San Francisco.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 6 games against San Diego.

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

 

Prediction

The Giants have now lost 6 games in a row and 5 of their last 5 games at home vs Padres. For this game they'll send Alex Wood to the mound who has struggled lately allowing 15 runs in his last 7.2 innings pitched and the Giants have lost in 3 of his last 5 starts but he has dominated the Padres this season. The Padres will send Joe Musgrove to the mound who hasn't been that great lately but has dominated the Giants this season. The Padres have been playing good while the Giants are in a bad shape. Take the Padres. 

PICK: Padres ML (-155)

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