San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants Betting Preview

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The San Diego Padres will be facing off against their in-state adversary San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. Fox Sports San Diego will broadcast the action. The game gets underway at 10:15 p.m. ET.

San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants Odds

San Francisco (-145) is hosting this one as the favorite over San Diego (+135) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this game at 7 runs. The odds for wagering on the game’s total stand at -105 for the over and -115 for the under. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the current runline odds standing at -160 for the Padres +1.5 runs and +140 for the Giants -1.5.

The Giants are 85-72 against the spread (ATS)despite being only 73-85 straight up (SU). The team has lost 5.7 units for bettors taking the moneyline while earning 7.4 units (ATS). The Padres are 63-95 SU and have gone 75-82 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 12.6 units for moneyline bettors and 28.9 units ATS.

Giants games have had an over/under record of 66-85-6 in 2018. The Padres have an over/under record of 76-75-6.

Luis Perdomo will get the start for the visiting Padres. The right-handed Perdomo is 1-6 with a 7.56 ERA and 35 strikeouts. He has yet to face San Francisco this year, but he made five starts against the Giants in 2017, putting together a 1-0 record against them with a 3.56 ERA and 19 strikeouts.

The Giants are planning to start righty Casey Kelly (0-2, 2.89 ERA), who has 13 strikeouts and five walks, as well as a WHIP of 1.45. Kelly did not accrue any MLB pitching stats last season.

As a unit, San Francisco’s pitching staff has given up 4.2 runs per game overall this year. The club’s starting pitching staff has a 3.97 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 7.1 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.68 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 8.9 K/9. In 72 divisional games, Giants starters have an ERA of 3.77 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.10.

The San Francisco offense is putting up 3.8 runs per outing, including 3.7 per game against divisional foes and 2.8 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .216/.260/.303 over its last five contests and is 1-4 SU during that stretch.

Shortstop Brandon Crawford and right fielder Andrew McCutchen have led the Giants’ offense this year. Crawford is hitting .255/.321/.396 with 14 home runs, 54 RBIs and 61 runs scored, and McCutchen’s line is .255/.357/.415 with 15 homers, 55 RBIs and 65 runs.

For the visiting squad, San Diego’s pitchers have allowed 4.8 runs per game and its starters own a 5.16 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 7.39 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.59, along with a K/9 of 10.23.

The Padres offense has slashed .235/.299/.380 on its way to 3.8 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.6 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.2 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

First baseman Eric Hosmer and shortstop Freddy Galvis have led San Diego’s offense. Hosmer is slashing .250/.316/.393 with 17 home runs, 67 RBIs and 71 runs scored, while Galvis (.246/.299/.378) has produced 13 homers, 66 RBIs and 60 runs scored.

San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants Free Prediction

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

Betting Trends

  • The under has cashed in just two of San Francisco’s last seven games.
  • San Francisco has recorded 20.0 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 18.8 over its last five.
  • The Padres have hit 11 home runs in their last 10 games. The Giants have hit six over their last 10.