Giants vs Padres Prediction - MLB Picks 9/1/23

San Diego Padres (62-72) vs San Francisco Giants (69-64)

Game Info: Friday, September 1, 2023 at 9:40 pm (Petco Park)

Michael Wacha (10-2) (2.84) vs () ()

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

The San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres face off on Friday in an MLB showdown at Petco Park. 

Wacha Has Been a Bright Spot

On the mound for the Padres will be Michael Wacha and he’s been quite the bright spot so far this season. Coming into this game he sits with a 10-2 record and an ERA of 2.84. Over his last seven starts, he has given up only eight runs total. The Padres come into this game with 62-72 record and they are coming off another loss on Wednesday. The Padres gave up two runs in the bottom of the 9th and ended up losing. The Padres are averaging 4.49 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.09 runs. 

Giants Can’t Keep Having Bad Losses

The GIants are fighting for their playoff lives and they can’t keep suffering losses like they did on Wednesday. The offense only managed one run against Hunter Greene who hasn’t been great this season and that led to the three run defeat. The Giants are averaging 4.31 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.29 runs per game. The offense is ranked 22nd in the league while the pitching is ranked 11th. 

Shane’s Free Pick

The Giants have been inconsistent the last month, and they are going to really struggle again in this game. Wacha sits with an ERA of 2.84 and he’s going to lockdown the Giants here. The Giants only scored one run on Wednesday and they will struggle to get over that number here. The Padres wil score at least five or six and that will be enough for them to secure the win. Back the Padres. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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