San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants Betting Odds & Picks: April 21st 2009
Matt Cain tonights starting pitcher for the the San Fransisco Giants, continues to show the pundits he has a bright future in this league. The hard throwing right hander is 1-0 on the season along with a very stingy 2.08 ERA, allowing just 3 runs in 13 innings of work. The native of Alabama , in 15 career starts vs the Padres has garnered a impressive looking 2.92 ERA , while allowing the Fathers batters to hit a lowly .197 during that span. What is troubling for the hurler, is his team continues to give him very little help offensively. That might be a problem for him, but for us backing the under , its a promising trend.
Meanwhile, his pitching opponent from the Padres Jake Peavy (2-1,3.98 ERA) is the type of hurler that can shut down offenses when he is in a groove. With this being his fourth start of the season, I can see the ace of the Padres staff coming up with his best effort of the season, which is not a good omen for a Giants offense that is hitting just .234 on the season vs right handers like Peavy. It must be noted that back in 2007 Jake , was 2-0 along with a tight 1.38 ERA here in SF.
Im betting on two top tier pitchers to go deep today, against two less than cohesive offenses.
Final notes & Key Trends: Under is 9-3 in Peavys last 12 starts with the total set at 7.0-8.5. Under is 5-1 in Giants last 6 home games vs. a right-handed starter. Under is 4-1 in Giants last 5 home games with the total set at 7.0-8.5. These teams have gone under in 4 of their L/5 meetings here San Francisco.