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San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants Prediction and Betting Odds

San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants and Betting Odds. The 14-12 San Diego Padres are set to take on the 12-13 San Francisco Giants at Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri tonight May 4, 2015, first pitch is scheduled 8:15 PM

Wagering Odds

Moneylines: Padres +120 / Giants -140
O/U: 6.5 runs

Pitching Match Up
San Diego: Tyson Ross (1-2, 4.55 ERA)
San Francisco: Madison Bumgarner (2-1, 3.73 ERA)

In their last games: The Padres beat the Colorado Rockies 8-6 and the Giants beat the L.A. Angels 5-0.

The Padres go into San Francisco in the first game of a 3-game series. The 1-2 Tyson Ross gets the start for the Padres and the 2-1 Madison Bumgarner goes for the Giants. The Giants open at -140 at home with a line sitting at 6.5 runs. The Giants are coming off sweeping the L.A. Angels where in the 3 games they only gave up 6 runs and none in the last game. They have been solid on the mound this season, but their offense has struggled only ranking 28th in the Majors in runs scored. The Padres got over losing 3 straight by also getting a sweep in their last series taking 3 games from the Rockies. Their pitching has been decent on the season, but they are winning with their offense, which ranks 4th in runs scored. In the sweep of the Rockies San Diego scored 26 runs in the 3 games. These 2 teams met in the begging of the season where the Padres took 3 of 4 games from the Giants.

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Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

The Giants are 7-1 in Bumgarner’s last 8 home starts against the Padres.

The Giants are 23-9 in their last 32 home games against the Padres.

The Padres are 1-6 in Ross’ last 7 road starts.

This season the Giants are 7-6 at home and the Padres 5-5 on the road.

STRAIGHT UP / OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS

San Diego Padres: 14-12 SU / O/U 16-9 / Run Line W/L 13-13
San Francisco Giants: 12-13 SU / O/U 10-14 / Run Line W/L 10-15

San Diego at San Francisco Key Betting Trends

• SD is 1-5 in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a losing record.
• SD is 4-1 in their last 5 road games vs. a left-handed starter.
• SD has an Over record of 5-1 in their last 6 games.
• SF is 6-0 in their last 6 home games.
• SF is 4-1 in their last 5 overall.
• SF has an Under record of 4-1 in their last 5 home games.

Key Player Injuries

PADRES
[P] 04/06/2015 – Cory Luebke 60-day DL (4/4) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/06/2015 – Josh Johnson 15-day DL (4/4) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/25/2015 – Shawn Kelley 15-day DL (4/23) ( Calf )
[CF] 04/04/2015 – Melvin Upton Jr. 15-day DL (3/27) ( Foot )
[C] 04/04/2015 – Tim Federowicz 60-day DL (3/26) ( Knee )

GIANTS
[P] 04/18/2015 – Jake Peavy 15-day DL (4/18) ( Back )
[P] 04/08/2015 – Matt Cain 15-day DL (4/4) ( Elbow )
[1B] 04/06/2015 – Travis Ishikawa 15-day DL (3/30) ( Back )
[P] 04/06/2015 – Erik Cordier 15-day DL (3/27) ( Forearm )
[RF] 04/06/2015 – Hunter Pence 15-day DL (3/27) ( Arm )

Free MLB Pick

Madison Bumgarner was 1-1 with a 5.29 ERA in his first 3 starts of the season, but then was sharp in his last 2 outings both against the NL West leading L.A. Dodgers. In the 2 games he only had an ERA of 1.88 and in his last start he outdueled reigning Cy Young and MVP winner Clayton Kershaw going 8 innings and only giving up 1 earned runs in a 2-1 San Francisco win. He is 0-2 with a 10.13 ERA in his last 2 starts against the Padres and he was the starting pitcher in the one of the losses to San Diego in the 4-game series early this season when he was shelled giving up 5 earned runs in only 3 innings of work. Tyson Ross got one of the wins earlier this season against the Giants giving up 3 earned runs in 6 innings. Since that win he is 0-2 with an ERA of 5.17 and in his last outing he gave up 4 earned runs in 5 innings in a 14-3 loss to the Astros.

Ross has won 3 straight starts against the Padres, but he will not get his 4th tonight. The Giants will extend their winning streak while snapping the Padres’ one and they will take Game 1 of this division series.

Take the GIANTS

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