San Francisco vs. San Diego Free Preview & Pick

Posted by Ryan Knuppel on Monday,May 16, 2016 11:36, EST in

In the first game of a three game series, the San Francisco Giants will take on the San Diego Padres on Tuesday. The San Francisco Giants have surged to the top of the National League West standings. The Giants are 22-18 overall, and have a 1 game lead on the Los Angeles Dodgers. For the Padres, they have moved to fourth in the National League West. At 17-22, the Padres are 4.5 games behind the Giants. This game is Madison Bumgarner for the Giants, against Colin Rea for the San Diego Padres. Keep up with all the latest MLB betting odds in Mybookie.ag.

How To Bet on the Giants vs Padres MLB Odds, TV and Game Info

When: Tuesday, May 16, 10:10 PM ET
Where: Petco Park, San Diego
TV: CSN-BA, FSSD
Radio: Giants and Padres
Stream Option: FoxSportsGo
Pitching Matchups: Giants: Madison Bumgarner (4-2) vs. Padres: Colin Rea (3-1)
MLB Odds: TBA

Why Bet the Giants

The San Francisco Giants continue to do all the things well enough to win baseball games. The Giants won the four games over Arizona by just a combined 7 runs. San Francisco has seen first basemen Brandon Belt hit .305, while Hunter Pence has 6 homeruns and has drove in 29 runs. The Giants as a team are batting .265, which is 9th in baseball, while they have scored 179 runs. San Francisco’s pitching has improved, now ranking 14th with a 4.03 earned run average, after spending a majority of the first weeks in the bottom half.

Why Bet the Padres

The San Diego Padres, after winning two out of three against the Chicago Cubs, dropped two out of three in Milwaukee. The Padres were shut out on Friday, and scored just 2 runs in the loss on Sunday. San Diego’s Matt Kemp leads the way with 9 homeruns, along with 28 runs batted in. The Padres team batting average is .233, which ranks 26th in all of baseball. San Diego’s pitching has a team earned run average of 3.94, with 19 quality starts on the season. The Padres had to place Andrew Cashner, one of their top starting pitchers on the disabled list.

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My Expert Pick & Prediction

The San Francisco Giants have been playing great baseball. The Giants have won five straight games, and been doing so with strong pitching. The Giants allowed just 11 runs in the last five games. For the Padres, they have been known as a weak hitting group, and that will likely continue against one of the best pitchers in the National League in Madison Bumgarner. The easy bet for this game is the San Francisco Giants. Take the Giants -166 over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday.

The final score prediction: Giants 4 – Padres 1