Padres at Giants 9/25/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants
MLB: 10:15 PM EST
Sep. 25, 2018
Latest Odds : SF -130 O/U 7.5
The San Diego Padres play the second game of a three-game series on the road Tuesday against the San Francisco Giants. The Padres were routed in Sunday by the Los Angeles Dodgers 14-0. Starter Joey Lucchesi allowed seven hits and a career high seven runs in just 3 2/3 innings of work. The southpaw had six strikeouts and two walks.
San Francisco lost its fourth straight game on Sunday, the St. Louis Cardinals swept the Giants at home in their three-game series with a 9-2 win. Giants starter Andrew Suarez lasted just five innings allowing six hits and two runs. This was the 21st game in which Suarez received three runs or fewer in run support during the time he was pitching.
Eric Hosmer leads San Diego with a .250 batting average and a team high in hits with 148. Freddy Galvis leads in RBIs with 66. Hunter Renfroe is the team leader in home runs with 25. San Diego has a team batting average of .235 while opposing hitters are averaging .258 at the plate against Padres pitching. On Tuesday, the Padres will send Robbie Erlin to the mound. The lefthander this season is 4-7 with an ERA of 4.33, 84 Ks and 12 BBs.
Brandon Crawford leads the Giants with a .256 batting average and has a team high in hits with 132. Evan Longoria leads the team in home runs with 16 and RBIs with 53. San Francisco has a team batting average of .241 while opposing hitters are averaging .248 at the plate against Giants pitching. On Tuesday, the Giants will send Chris Stratton to the mound. The right-hander this season is 10-10 with an ERA of 4.88, 106 Ks and 47 BBs.
Recent Betting Trends:
San Francisco has lost 17 of its last 22 overall
The UNDER has cashed in 18 of the Giants last 26
San Diego is 3-7 in Erlin’s last 10 starts on the road
The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Padres last 5
Free Betting Pick: Under 7.5 Runs
San Diego has lost 6 of its last 7 against the Giants and 44 of the last 67 played in San Francisco. San Diego has lost 4 of Erlin’s last 5 starts and 11 of the lefthander’s last 15 starts versus NL West teams. Overall, the Padres have lost 41 of the last 59 versus NL West teams. Final Score Prediction, San Francisco Giants win in low scoring under game 4-2.