This is a battle of two teams who are in poor form recently and in which I expect dominant performances of starting pitchers. Hosts will send lefthanded Eric Stults (8-12; 3,81 ERA) who probably couldn’t wait to get back in front of his home audience. His ERA on Petco Park is excellent 2,63. In last six home starts he didn’t allow more than three runs and there is no reason why he shouldn’t do it again today.
Visitors will try to rely on their best Tim Lincecum (8-13; 4,38 ERA) who was just brilliant in their last performance at Arizona – not once did he allow a single run throughout six innings and he walked two decent batters. That was his second win in a row and last time he was playing in San Diego he made it to baseball history by throwing no-hitter and making strikeout of 13 batters. In last 13 games on Petco Park Linecum has 6-3 and average of 2,22 ERA.
Moreover, San Francisco has only 3,58 runs in last 10 games, while Paders are even worse with 2,95 average runs.
All the above suggests that we wont se much runs today and limit of 7,5 should be enough.
Bet: Under 7,5 runs (with extra time)
Best of luck ;)