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MLB Betting Tip: San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants – April 28, 2017

San Francisco Giants

The San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants will mix it up on Friday night for the first of a three-game series. The San Diego Padres are in fourth place in the National League West with a 9-14 record. The Padres finished up a series against Arizona late Thursday night.

The San Francisco Giants have been pretty bad to start the season. The Giants are in the last place in the National League West. San Francisco is 6 games behind first place, with an 8-15 record. The San Francisco Giants are favorites in this game, listed at -155 over the Padres on Friday.

Giants Seeking Bounce Back Win

The San Francisco Giants are looking for a bounce back win after losing 5-1 in extra innings to the Dodgers on Thursday. The Giants have scored just 5 runs total in their last 4 losses. Overall, San Francisco ranks near the bottom in runs scored. The Giants have 76 runs and are batting .233 as a team.

The offense has a few guys that are performing. Joe Panik is the leading hitter with a .310 batting average, while Brandon Belt has 4 home runs and Hunter Pence has driven in 10 runs. The Giants are without their ace starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner for several weeks.

Padres Also Struggling Offensively

Along with their opponent – the San Francisco Giants; the Padres are also struggling offensively. The Padres are 22nd in the league in runs scored, and 26th in batting average. The Padres are better than only two other teams in on base percentage in 2017.

The top offensive threat for San Diego has been Wil Myers. He has a .319 batting average, while catcher Austin Hedges has 6 home runs. The Padres are also one of the worst pitching teams in baseball. The Padres have a team earned run average of 4.87, with just 8 quality starts on the season.

Giants Down Padres

This is a battle of two teams that are really struggling. When push comes to shove, the San Francisco Giants will end up being better than they have been. The Giants will catch the Padres in the standings. San Francisco should also win this game, with better pitching and timely hitting.

The Giants are pitching Jeff Samardzija, who is winless on the season. Luis Perdomo is going to for the Padres. Look for San Francisco to bang all over Perdomo and bail Samardzija out with his first win of the season. The final bet for this game is the San Francisco Giants -155 over the San Diego Padres.