San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants Matchup

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The San Diego Padres are traveling east to AT&T Park to face off against their NL West rival San Francisco Giants. Fox Sports San Diego will be showing the matchup and the game will get underway at 10:15 p.m. ET.

San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants Odds

San Francisco (-155) is the favorite against San Diego (+145) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this night game at eight runs (+100 for the over and -120 for the under). The games current runline odds stand at -150 for taking the Padres +1.5 runs and +130 for the Giants -1.5.

The Giants are 14-14 SU and 18-9 ATS. The teams gained 2.1 units for moneyline bettors and 7.5 units against the spread (ATS). San Francisco has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven. The Padres have gone 10-19 SU this year and are 11-17 ATS. Overall, the teams lost 4.9 units for moneyline bettors in the seasons early going and 10.2 units ATS. San Diego’s covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven.

Giants games have an over/under record of 13-14 so far in 2018. The Padres have an over/under record of 12-14-2.

Eric Lauer is getting the start for the visiting Padres. Lauer is 0-1 with an 18.00 ERA and three strikeouts. He has yet to face the Giants this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Giants are putting the ball in the right hand of Jeff Samardzija (1-1, 6.23 ERA), who has seven strikeouts and seven walks this season as well as a 1.96 WHIP. Samardzija made four starts against the Padres in 2017, putting together a 1-1 record with a 4.78 ERA and 21 strikeouts.

San Diego’s pitching staff allowed 5.1 runs per game and its starters own a 5.33 ERA, 1.61 WHIP and 8.05 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.33, along with a WHIP of 1.61 and a K/9 of 9.98.

The Padres offense has slashed .228/.299/.370 on its way to 3.9 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.2 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.4 per game over the teams last five contests (1-4 SU).

Third baseman Christian Villanueva and first baseman Eric Hosmer have led San Diego’s hitters. Villanueva is slashing .329/.424/.726 with eight home runs, 18 RBIs and 15 runs scored, while Hosmer (.281/.389/.438) is up to two homers, four RBIs and 14 runs scored.

For the home team, San Francisco’s pitching staff has given up 4.3 runs per game overall this year. The clubs starters have a 4.07 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 7.3 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.77 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 8.3 K/9. In 20 games against divisional opponents, Giants starters have an ERA of 3.83 and the bullpens ERA is 4.12.

San Francisco’s offense has produced 3.6 runs per contest, including 3.0 per game against divisional foes and 5.2 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .259/.335/.422 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that span.

First baseman Brandon Belt and third baseman Evan Longoria have led the Giants batters this year. Belt is slashing .317/.424/.610 with six home runs, 14 RBIs and 13 runs scored, while Longoria’s line is .247/.278/.527 with six homers, 15 RBIs and 10 runs.

The Padres have lost 4.3 units and are 7-10 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in six of those games, compared to nine that’ve gone under against ies.

San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • San Diego has posted 20.0 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 18.6 over its last five.
  • The Padres have hit seven home runs in their last 10 games. The Giants have hit 14 over their last 10.