Following a Madison Bumgarner-inspired win over the San Diego Padres on Monday night, the San Francisco Giants will be looking to seal the three-game series against San Diego with a win when the two teams clash in a Game 3 matchup on Wednesday at the famous AT&T Park. Follow us as we take you through an MLB betting preview of this clash, complete with free online MLB betting picks.
San Diego Padres vs San Francisco Giants MLB Odds Preview
When: Wednesday, April 27, 3:45 PM ET
Where: AT&T Park, San Francisco, California
Pitching Matchup: Cashner vs. Samardzija
MLB Odds: TBA
Why Bet on San Diego (7-13)
The Padres, losers of their last three games and four of the last five entering Tuesday, are barely holding it together so far in the season, but they showed grit in their 5-4 Monday loss against the Giants. If they can bring that type of fight to San Francisco on Wednesday, they’ll certainly have a chance of claiming the W. Right-hander Andrew Cashner (1-1, 4.29 ERA, 1.24 WHIP) will get the ball as San Diego seeks to cash on the fact that the Padres are 3-0 SU in Cashner’s last three starts. Offensively, the Padres have struggled, but there is a bit of some hope in RF Matt Kemp, who leads the team with five homers, 13 RBI and.289 BA.
Why Bet on San Francisco (10-11)
After suffering a humiliating four-game sweep in San Francisco to the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Giants bounced back by winning two of the three games against the Marlins and are now on course for another series win, if they can take care of the visiting Padres. Entering Tuesday’s games, the Giants have been swinging their bats real hot, scoring 16 runs in their last three games, including five in the win over San Diego on Monday. To continue that form, RF Hunter Pence, who leads the San Francisco with four home runs, 14 RBI and .263 BA, will need to stay hot along with his teammates. In the pitching department, right-hander Jeff Samardzija (2-1, 3.00 ERA, 1.26 WHIP) will be the player starting on the mound, as he looks to build on a solid performance in his last outing where he led San Francisco to a stellar 8-1 home win over Miami.
Expert MLB Picks and Predictions
This game is likely to come down to momentum and the starting pitchers, and the Giants tick better in both categories, so a win looks more likely for San Francisco. That said, Cashner has been quite good defensively, so don’t expect San Diego to allow too many runs here.