Wayne Root - San Diego Padres vs San Francisco Giants

MLB UNDERDOG VEGAS STEAM

Handicapper
Wayne Root
League
MLB
Competition
San Diego Padres vs San Francisco Giants
Time
09/14/2021 09:45 PM
Bet Type
Moneyline
Pick
San Diego Padres +145 (DraftKings)
Outcome
Loss
Analysis
Root Reserve on San Diego Jake Arrieta is a veteran pitcher that needs to go far in this game. The relievers for the Padres have been excellent. They are fourth in the MLB in ERA and are top 10 in runs allowed, strikeouts, WHIP, and batting average against. The Padres were performing very well offensively to start the season but have trailed off. However, they have the firepower to hit at any given time. The Giants have played on the grueling road and that is taxing. Anthony DeSciafani was tagged in his last start. He went 4.1 innings and gave up seven hits, one walk, three earned runs, and struck out five batters in a no decision in his last start against the Colorado Rockies. I hate the “due theory” but with all the travel, the end of the season and the Dodgers winning daily, the pressure continues to mount on San Francisco. The Giants have won seven games in a row. That’s a difficult feat in itself. The Padres veteran, Jake Arrieta , and this great price makes this a fantastic underdog pick. The Padres are in a huge battle with the Cincinnati Reds for the final wild card spot. This will go down to the wire and every game matters in the final weeks of the season.

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