Giants vs Padres Prediction - MLB Picks 9/3/23

San Diego Padres (63-73) vs San Francisco Giants (70-65)

Game Info: Sunday, September 3, 2023 at 4:10 pm (Petco Park)

Seth Lugo (5-6) (3.67) vs Alex Cobb (7-5) (3.57)

Betting Odds: San Diego Padres -143 / San Francisco Giants +129 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres face off on Sunday in an MLB showdown at Petco Park. The Padres have won two of the first three games of this series. 

Alex Cobb Looks to Dominate

On the mound for the Giants will be Alex Cobb and he is coming off a dominant start. Against the Reds Cobb went nine innings and gave up only one hit and one run. Two starts agao gainst the Phillies he gave up two runs. Cobb comes int othsi game with a 7-5 record and an ERA of 3.57. The Giants need Cobb to have another start like he did in the last game. The Giants are averaging 4.32 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.29 runs per game. The pitching is ranked 11th in the league. 

Can the Padres Get Good Pitching Here?

When the Padres have struggled the last couple of weeks its usually been the pitching that has really let them down. In the first game of this series the Padres gave up seven runs and that led to the defeat. On the mound for the Padres will be Seth Lugo who sits with a 5-6 record and an ERA of 3.67. The Padres are averaging 4.49 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.1 runs per game. The offense is ranked 16th while the pitching is ranked 5th. Juan Soto has hit 26 home runs and driven in 61 RBIs. 

Shane’s Free Pick

This game is going to be a low scoring game. Cobb is coming off a strong start and he’s going to lockdown again in this game. Lugo has also been good for the most part, sometimes he just hasn’t been given a ton of run support. Both of these teams' bats are going to be ice cold here, and that is going to be the difference as this game stays under the total. 

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

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