San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres Betting Preview

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The San Francisco Giants will head west to PETCO Park to play their division rival San Diego Padres. Fox Sports San Diego will be airing the matchup and the game gets underway at 10:10 p.m. ET.

San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres Odds

San Diego (+110) is the underdog to San Francisco (-120) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this night game at eight runs. The odds for wagering on the games total sit at -120 for the over and +100 for the under. The games current runline odds stand at +125 for taking the Giants -1.5 runs and -145 for the Padres +1.5.

The Giants have gone 52-54 SU this year and are 58-48 against the spread (ATS). The team hasn’t moved the needle much this year, gaining 3.6 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 8.7 units ATS. San Francisco’s covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the under has hit in four of those seven. The Padres, on the other hand, are 42-65 SU and 48-59 ATS. The teams lost 12.1 units for moneyline bettors and 30.1 units ATS. San Diego has covered the spread just twice over its last seven games and the over has hit in five of those seven.

San Diego games have a 51-53-3 over/under record in 2018. The Giants have an over/under record of 49-54-3.

Southpaw Derek Holland is getting the nod for San Francisco. Holland is 5-8 with a 3.92 ERA and 109 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with eight strikeouts and a 5.59 ERA against San Diego this year (two starts).

The Padres will put the ball in the hands of Eric Lauer (5-7, 5.29 ERA, 1.70 WHIP), who has 72 punchouts and 35 walks this season. Lauer is 0-0 with 11 strikeouts and a 3.27 ERA across two starts against San Francisco this year.

San Francisco’s pitchers have allowed 4.3 runs per game and its starters own a 4.21 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 7.06 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.63, along with a WHIP of 1.34.

The Giants offense has slashed .249/.315/.391 on its way to 4.0 runs scored per game this season, including 3.8 runs per game against divisional foes and 2.6 per game over the teams last five outings (1-4 SU).

Shortstop Brandon Crawford and right fielder Andrew McCutchen continue to lead San Francisco’s hitters. Crawford is slashing .283/.353/.444 with 10 home runs, 42 RBIs and 44 runs scored. McCutchen has a .253 average with 10 homers, 43 RBIs, 51 runs and nine stolen bases.

In the other dugout, San Diego’s pitching staff has allowed 4.8 runs per game overall this year. Its starters have an ERA of 5.06, a WHIP of 1.47 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.6. The bullpen has a 3.61 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 9.7 K/9. In 45 games against divisional foes, Padres starters have an ERA of 5.30 and the bullpens ERA is 3.50.

The San Diego hitters have produced 3.7 runs per outing, including 3.7 per game against divisional foes and 3.2 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .208/.254/.340 over its last five contests and is 1-4 SU during that span.

The Padres batters have been led by first baseman Eric Hosmer and shortstop Freddy Galvis. Hosmer is hitting .246/.311/.382 with 10 home runs, 42 RBIs and 44 runs scored, and the line for Galvis stands at .240/.297/.341 with five homers, 40 RBIs and 34 runs scored.

The Padres have lost 10.1 units and are 10-22 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 18 of those games, compared to 14 that’ve hit the under against lefty starters.

San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres MLB Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Padres, ATS Winner – Padres, O/U – UNDER

Betting Trends

  • The under has hit in four of San Francisco’s last seven games.
  • The Giants have lost six of their last seven games SU while the Padres have lost five of their last six.
  • San Francisco has recorded 18.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 17.4 over its last five.
  • The Giants have hit seven home runs in their last 10 games. The Padres have hit nine over their last 10.