San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres Prediction MLB Picks 3/30/24

San Diego Padres (2-1) vs San Francisco Giants (0-1)

Game Info: Saturday, March 30, 2024 at 7:15 pm (Petco Park)

Dylan Cease (0-0) (0.00) vs Jordan Hicks (0-0) (0.00)

Betting Odds: San Diego Padres -130 / San Francisco Giants +110 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The San Diego Padres and the San Francisco Giants will meet for game three of their divisional set this Saturday from Petco Park on Fox. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Padres vs Giants Prediction.

San Francisco Giants Preview

San Francisco comes in at 0-1 after losing to San Diego, 6-4. The Giants couldn’t respond to late offense from the Pads, and they’ll attempt to bounce back here in game two. 

Projected Starter 

Jordan Hicks (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will open the game for San Francisco. The Houston native found his form after leaving St. Louis for Toronto, posting a 2.63 ERA over 24 innings of work. The Giants love bullpen starters, so Hicks could see another extended role this season in the Bay. 

San Francisco’s Player Props

  • Matt Chapman had his first big game as a Giant with a pair of homers and five runs batted in versus the Pads last night, and he’s now up to .444 at the plate. 
  • Thairo Estrada produced a run in the game two victory, and he’s batting .250.
  • LaMonte Wade Jr has scored a run in four of his last five road appearances against opponents that held a winning record.

San Diego Padres Preview

San Diego enters at 2-2 after losing to San Fran, 8-3. The Padres were blitzed early by the Giants, and they’ll attempt to respond here on Saturday. 

Projected Starter 

Dylan Cease (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will take the mound for San Diego. The sixth-year pitcher will look a fresh start here with the Padres after three productive seasons atop the White Sox rotation. Cease regressed a bit last season after having a dominant 2022 season, but with the dysfunction in the Southside behind him, he could regain that form here in San Diego. 

San Diego’s Player Props

  • Xander Bogaerts has scored at least one run in 10 of the Padres' last 11 games as favorites against NL opponents.
  • Jake Cronenworth has recorded a win in each of his last six appearances at Petco Park.
  • Fernando Tatis has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last four appearances in night games against NL teams that held a losing record.
  • Manny Machado has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last four appearances in night games against NL teams that held a losing record.

San Francisco Team Facts

  • The Giants have lost eight of their last ten road games against National League opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Giants have failed to cover the run line in 15 of their last 17 road games against National League opponents.

San Diego Team Facts

  • The Padres have won each of their last six night games against the Giants at Petco Park following a win.
  • The favorites have covered the run line in each of the last four games between the Giants and Padres at Petco Park.

Giants vs Padres Prediction:

If Dylan Cease comes out motivated for his new team, I like swaying their way here at home. San Diego wasn’t able to overcome a slow start last night, but if they avoid trailing throughout the contest, they can win this with a solid two-way effort. Let’s back the Padres responding with a victory here Saturday evening.

Corey’s Pick Padres TO WIN

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