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Manny Machado and the San Diego Padres will head west to take on their division rival San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park. Fox Sports San Diego is in line to televise the action and the game is slated to get underway at 9:45 p.m. ET.

San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants Odds

San Francisco (-125) is favored over San Diego (+115) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this night game at seven runs. The odds for wagering on the game’s total stand at -105 for the over and -115 for the under. There’s a runline of Padres +1.5 (-180) and Giants -1.5 (+160) for this matchup.

The Padres are 6-4 SU and have gone 6-3 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 2.8 units for moneyline gamblers over the early portions of the year and 4.5 units ATS. San Diego has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the over has hit in four of those seven. The Giants, on the other hand, are 3-7 SU and 4-5 ATS. They’ve lost 1.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 3.5 units ATS. San Francisco has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in three of those seven.

San Francisco games have an over/under record of 3-5-1 so far in 2019. San Diego has an over/under record of 4-5.

Southpaw Eric Lauer (1-1, 3.27 ERA) will get the start for San Diego. Lauer started 23 games last year and finished the season 6-7 overall with a 4.34 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP. He made three starts against the Giants in 2018 and compiled a 0-0 record against them with a 3.94 ERA and 14 strikeouts.

The Giants are rolling with lefty Madison Bumgarner (0-2, 1.38 ERA) as their starter. Bumgarner started 21 games last year while finishing the season 6-7 overall with a 3.26 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP.

San Diego’s pitching staff allowed 3.5 runs per game and its starters own a 2.45 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 7.36 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.14, along with a K-per-9 of 10.23.

The Padres offense has slashed .237/.318/.408 on its way to 3.5 runs scored per game this year, including over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).

Third baseman Manny Machado and left fielder Wil Myers have led San Diego’s hitters. Machado is slashing .286/.405/.486 with 10 hits, five RBIs and six runs scored. Myers has a .294 average with 10 hits, two homers, four RBIs and four runs scored.

For the home team, San Francisco’s pitching staff has allowed 3.6 runs per game overall in 2019. The team’s starters have a 3.53 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a solid ERA of just 2.38, a WHIP of 1.18 and a K/9 of 7.4. In seven games against NL West foes, Giants starters have an ERA of 2.68 and the bullpen’s ERA is 2.57.

The San Francisco offense is putting up 2.5 runs per contest, including 3.2 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .222/.276/.327 over its last five games and is 1-4 SU during that span.

The Giants’ hitters have been led by right fielder Steven Duggar and shortstop Brandon Crawford. Duggar is hitting .250/.279/.425 with 10 hits, five RBIs and four runs scored, and Crawford’s line sits at .294/.333/.353 with 10 hits, zero RBIs and two runs scored.

The Padres have gained 3.0 units and are 3-0 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has hit in zero of those games, compared to three that’ve gone under against left-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Giants have netted 0.0 units and are 3-2 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in one of those games, compared to four which went under the total.

Padres vs. Giants Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • The Giants went 11-8 SU against the Padres last season.
  • The Padres’ bullpen posted 2.84 ERA against the Giants last year.
  • The Padres have a team OPS of .726 this season, including an OPS of .828 against left-handed pitchers. The Giants’ OPS sits at .582 overall and their lefty-righty split is nearly identical.