MLB Picks: San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants

Jeff Grant@@JeffGrantSportsContributor IJune 25, 2014

MLB Picks: San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants

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    The San Francisco Giants are 19-9 in day games this season, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks Wednesday, as they prepare to take on the San Diego Padres at AT&T Park.

    Sports bettors will find that the Giants are minus-135 home favorites in the pro baseball odds, with the betting total sitting at seven in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this National League West matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

    Gambling stats via SBR Forum 

San Diego Padres

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    The San Diego Padres have won the first two games of this series, including a 7-2 victory as plus-134 road underdogs Tuesday, while going OVER the betting total of 6.5.

    Padres starting pitcher Ian Kennedy is 3-2 with a 2.58 ERA in nine career appearances at this ballpark. 

San Francisco Giants

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    The San Francisco Giants are an MLB-worst 3-11 since June 9, but they still own a three-game lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West standings.

    Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum has compiled a 6-3 record and 2.20 ERA in 12 lifetime starts at home in this series. 


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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the San Francisco Giants as one of their MLB picks, as they've won nine of Tim Lincecum's last 12 starts versus NL West opponents.

    Pick: San Francisco Giants

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