San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres - 4/7/21 MLB Picks and Prediction

San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres - 4/7/21 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Padres (4-2) vs San Francisco Giants (2-3)

Game Info: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 4:10 pm (Petco Park)

Blake Snell (0-0) (0.00) vs Kevin Gausman (0-0) (1.35)

Betting Odds: San Diego Padres -160 / San Francisco Giants +148 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The San Diego Padres will face the San Francisco Giants in an NL West matchup this Wednesday. This will be the rubber game after the Padres took the last game 2-1.

The Padres took the lead on a go-ahead 2 run home run by Victor Caratini in the 7th before the bullpen closed the door in the 8th and ninth. The Padres had 8 hits in the game and were a combined 2-4 from the plate with runners in scoring position. To start the season the Padres are hitting a collective .267 (6th) with 6 HR (14th). Their 2.00 team ERA is second best in the majors to start the season.

San Diego will start lefty Blake Snell on Wednesday. In his first start he pitched 4.2 scoreless innings against the Diamondbacks. He allowed 2 hits and 2 walks, while striking out 8. This will be the first time he has faced most of this Giants lineup.

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San Francisco had a rough day at the plate on Tuesday. They only managed 3 hits and were 0-1 with runners in scoring position. Brandon Crawford scored the only run on his first home run of the year in the 3rd inning. The Giants 3.77 team ERA is 11th in the majors to this point. They have a .212 team batting average (21st) and 17 runs scored (22nd).

Starting for the Giants Wednesday will be righty Kevin Gausman. In his first start against the Mariners, he pitched 6.2 innings. He only allowed 1 run on 2 hits and 2 walks with 6 strikeouts. The Padres current lineup has gone a collective 10-30 against him all-time, with no home runs and 5 RBI.

In their last 10 regular season games the Giants are 4-6, 5-5 on the run line, and the over is 5-4-1.

The Padres are 6-4 in their last 10 regular season games, 6-4 on the run line, and the under is 7-3.

The Padres will look to keep things rolling in this one. They are 3-2 to start the season and are now 8-3 in their last 11 against San Francisco. Both pitchers had good outings their first time out, but the Padres bullpen has been a little better to start the year. Ill take my chances with the Padres and their deep lineup to find a way to get the win at home. Give me San Diego to win.

 

 

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