The San Diego Padres will play their in-state rival San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. The opening pitch is scheduled for 10:15 p.m. ET and Fox Sports San Diego will televise the action.
San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants Odds
Oddsmakers are listing San Francisco (-120) as the favorite over San Diego (+110). The total sits at 7.5 runs and bettors can take the over for even money (+100) or the under for -120. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the most recent runline odds standing at -190 for the Padres +1.5 runs and +165 for the Giants -1.5.
The Padres are 63-94 SU and are 74-82 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 13.9 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 29.9 units ATS. The Giants, on the other hand, are 72-85 SU and 85-71 ATS. They’ve lost 4.3 units for moneyline bettors while gaining 8.4 units ATS.
San Francisco games have had an over/under record of 66-84-6 in 2018. The Padres have an over/under record of 76-74-6.
Robbie Erlin will get the nod for San Diego. The left-handed Erlin is 4-7 with a 4.33 ERA and 84 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with seven strikeouts and a 5.06 ERA against San Francisco this year.
The Giants will send righty Chris Stratton (10-10, 4.88 ERA) to the mound. Stratton has 106 strikeouts and 47 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.37. Stratton is 1-2 with nine strikeouts and a 3.94 ERA across three starts against San Diego this year.
San Diego’s pitching staff allowed 4.8 runs per game and its starters own a 5.18 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 7.39 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.58, along with a WHIP of 1.47 and a K-per-9 of 10.22.
Padres hitters have slashed .235/.299/.380 on their way to 3.8 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.6 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.0 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).
San Diego’s hitters have been paced by first baseman Eric Hosmer and shortstop Freddy Galvis, who collectively have blasted 30 home runs. Hosmer is slashing .250/.315/.394 with 17 home runs, 65 RBIs and 71 runs scored, while Galvis is hitting .241 with 13 homers, 66 RBIs and 60 runs scored.
In the other dugout, San Francisco’s pitching staff has yielded 4.2 runs per game overall in 2018. 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 3.71 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 8.9 K/9. In 71 divisional games, Giants starters have an ERA of 3.77 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.15.
The San Francisco hitters are putting up 3.8 runs per contest, including 3.6 per game against divisional foes and 2.6 per game over their last five. The team has hit .223/.280/.297 over its last five games and is 0-5 SU during that span.
The Giants’ batters have been led by shortstop Brandon Crawford and right fielder Andrew McCutchen. Crawford is slashing .256/.322/.398 with 14 home runs, 54 RBIs and 61 runs scored, and McCutchen’s line sits at .255/.357/.415 with 15 homers, 55 RBIs and 65 runs scored.
The Padres have gained 3.2 units and are 55-48 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in 45 of those games, compared to 54 that’ve hit the under against righties. On the other hand, the Giants have netted 1.3 units and are 33-27 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 28 of those games, as opposed to 30 which went under the total.
San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Giants, ATS Winner – Padres, O/U – UNDER
- The under has hit in just one of San Diego’s last seven games.
- San Diego has posted 19.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 21.2 over its last five.
- The Padres have hit 11 home runs in their last 10 games, including six over their last five.