The San Francisco Giants and the San Diego Padres will meet today to close out their series. All odds for MLB games can be found at Bovada sportsbook.
The Giants will be going back to the postseason as they clinched the division on Saturday. They scored 8 runs on 11 hits and all and were lead on the mound by Madison Bumgarner. This afternoon the Giants will start Tim Lincecum was one his last three decisions. Overall Lincecum is pitching to a 4.91 ERA in 176 innings of work.
The Padres have been one of the better teams over the second half of the year and will be something they can build on for next season. They dropped the game on Saturday to the Giants and will be looking to Eric Stultz on the mound was won his last five decisions. In 80 innings of work Stultz is pitching 32.69 ERA.
San Francisco is 23-8 in their last 31 games overall, 36-16 in their last 52 games against the NL West, and 4-0 in Lincecum’s last four starts. San Diego is 14-4 in their last 18 games against a team with a winning record, 21-9 in their last 30 games overall, and 4-1 in Stults’ last five starts. San Diego is 7-21 in the last 28 meetings of these two.
San Francisco does not have much to play for going forward for the rest of the regular season. However we expect Lincecum to be motivated and we like them on the moneyline at best sports books.