New York Yankees vs San Diego Padres Prediction MLB Picks 5/26/24

San Diego Padres (27-27) vs New York Yankees (36-17)

Game Info: Sunday, May 26, 2024 at 4:10 pm (Petco Park)

Joe Musgrove (3-4) (5.93) vs Clarke Schmidt (5-2) (2.59)

Betting Odds: San Diego Padres +105 / New York Yankees -125 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Yankees and the San Diego Padres meet Sunday in MLB action from Petco Park. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a New York Yankees vs San Diego Padres Prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

The New York Yankees will send out Clarke Schmidt for the start here and Schmidt is 5-2 with a 2.59 ERA and 61 strikeouts this season. This will be Schmidt’s first career start against the Padres. The San Diego Padres will start Joe Musgrove here and is 3-4 with a 6.14 ERA and 39 strikeouts this season. This will be Musgrove’s second career start against the Yankees.

New York Yankees Recap

The New York Yankees come into this one fresh off of a 4-1 win over the Padres on Saturday, pushing for the series sweep in this game. The series win helped the Yankees get back on track after settling for a split with the Mariners to start the week.

Yankees Still Strong At The Plate

Juan Soto leads the Yankees with 64 hits along with 10 doubles and 14 home runs with 43 RBIs to go along with a .309 batting average and .407 OBP. Aaron Judge has a team-high 17 home runs of his own along with a team-leading 18 doubles while also leading the Yankees with 59 strikeouts so far this season. Anthony Volpe’s added 60 hits with 6 home runs, 23 RBIs and a team-high 10 stolen bases as well this season.

Why the New York Yankees will win

  • The Yankees have won each of their last six road games.
  • The Padres have lost each of their last five games at Petco Park.
  • The Yankees have covered the run line in each of their last six road games.
  • The Padres have failed to cover the run line in each of their last five games at Petco Park.
  • The Yankees have led after 3 innings in each of their last six road games.
  • The Yankees have won the first inning in each of their last five games against National League opponents.
  • The Yankees have led after 5 innings in each of their last six road games.

San Diego Padres Recap

The San Diego Padres will try to salvage something from this series after failing to build on back-to-back series wins over the Reds and Braves over the last week.

Padres Inconsistent Offensively

Jurickson Profar leads the Padres with 60 hits along with a .328 batting average and 10 doubles with 7 homers and 32 RBIs. Jake Cronenworth has 34 RBIs while Fernando Tatis Jr. has belted a team-high 9 home runs this season. Manny Machado has 5 home runs and 27 RBIs but also has 48 strikeouts while Ha-Seong Kim has 38 hits with 2 triples, 5 doubles, 6 home runs, 22 RBIs and a team-high 13 stolen bases. Tatis Jr. also has a team-high 54 strikeouts and 6 stolen bases as well this season.

Why the San Diego Padres will win

  • The Yankees have lost eight of their last nine day games against National League opponents following a win.
  • The Padres have won each of their last five day games against AL East opponents following a home loss.
  • The Padres have covered the run line in nine of their last 10 day games against teams that held a winning record.
  • The Yankees have failed to cover the run line in eight of their last nine day games against National League opponents following a win.
  • The Yankees have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last four day games against NL West opponents.

New York Yankees vs San Diego Padres Prediction

I’m on the Yankees here. Joe Musgrove’s really struggled his way through the 2024 season so far and isn’t a pitcher I’m really going out of my way to back if I’m being completely honest. The Yankees have been beating up right-handed pitching and have had a ton of success with Clarke Schmidt on the bump this season. I think the Yankees complete the sweep here so give me New York in this one.

Chris’s Pick New York Yankees -125

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