San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants Betting Preview 06/22/18

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The San Diego Padres will take on their in-state rival San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. Fox Sports San Diego is in line to broadcast the matchup. The game gets underway at 10:15 p.m. ET.

San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants Odds

San Francisco (-130) is favored over San Diego (+120) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this night game at eight runs. Odds for wagering on the game’s total stand at -120 for the under and +100 for the over. Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the most recent odds sitting at -175 for the Padres +1.5 runs and +155 for the Giants -1.5.

The Padres have gone 34-43 SU this year and are 38-38 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 0.0 units for moneyline gamblers and 10.3 units ATS. San Diego is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven. The Giants, on the other hand, are 38-38 SU and 42-33 ATS. The team’s gained 5.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 7.3 units ATS. San Francisco has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the over has hit in four of those seven.

San Francisco games have an over/under record of 39-34-2 so far in 2018. San Diego has an over/under record of 35-39-2.

Clayton Richard will get the start for the visiting Padres. The left-handed Richard is 6-6 with a 4.31 ERA and 77 strikeouts. He’s 0-1 with nine strikeouts and a 10.00 ERA against San Francisco this year (two starts).

The Giants are going with righty Chris Stratton (8-4, 4.22 ERA), who has 64 strikeouts and 34 walks to his credit, as well as a WHIP of 1.35. Stratton is 1-0 with four strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA in one start against San Diego this year.

San Diego’s pitchers have allowed 4.5 runs per game and its starters own a 4.70 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 8.03 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.38, along with a K-per-9 of 9.34.

Padres hitters have slashed .232/.298/.368 on their way to 3.8 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.8 runs per game against divisional foes and 1.4 per game over the team’s last five outings (0-5 SU).

San Diego’s hitters have been led by first baseman Eric Hosmer and left fielder Jose Pirela. Hosmer is slashing .277/.352/.454 with nine home runs, 33 RBIs and 35 runs scored, while Pirela (.268/.318/.352) is up to one homers, 23 RBIs and 41 runs scored.

For the home team, San Francisco’s pitching staff has allowed 4.5 runs per game overall this year. Its starting pitching staff has a 4.43 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 7.1 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.66 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 8.6 K/9. In 37 games against divisional opponents, Giants starters have an ERA of 4.02 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.35.

The San Francisco hitters are putting up 4.2 runs per outing, including 3.9 per game against divisional foes and 4.6 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .228/.330/.386 over its last five matchups and is 4-1 SU during that span.

Shortstop Brandon Crawford and outfielder Andrew McCutchen have led the charge for the Giants’ hitters this year. Crawford is hitting .310/.364/.484 with eight home runs, 32 RBIs and 31 runs scored, and McCutchen’s line is .263/.349/.438 with eight homers, 34 RBIs and 41 runs.

The Padres have gained 2.5 units and are 29-25 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in 22 of those games, compared to 30 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Giants have netted 1.9 units and are 16-13 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over has hit in 18 of those games, compared to 11 that went under.

San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants Free Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Giants, ATS Winner – Padres, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends,

  • The over has hit in just two of San Diego’s last seven outings.
  • The Padres have dropped six of their last seven games SU.
  • San Francisco has posted 17.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 19.0 over its last five.
  • The Padres have hit five home runs in their last 10 games. The Giants have hit nine over their last 10.