San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres Betting Preview

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The San Diego Padres are prepared to battle against the San Francisco Giants at PETCO Park. Fox Sports San Diego will be airing the matchup and the first pitch is scheduled for 9:10 p.m. ET.

San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres Odds

San Francisco (+115) is the underdog against San Diego (-125) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this night game at 7.5 runs (+100 for the over and -120 for the under). The game’s current runline odds stand at -180 for picking the Giants +1.5 runs and +160 for the Padres -1.5.

The Padres are 60-92 straight up (SU) and 72-79 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 14.0 units for moneyline bettors and 29.4 units (ATS). San Diego has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven. The Giants are 72-80 SU and have gone 83-68 ATS. Overall, the team’s lost 1.4 units for moneyline gamblers, but have gained 10.8 units ATS. San Francisco has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in all seven of them.

San Diego games have an over/under record of 72-74-5 in 2018. The Giants have been a great under bet with a total record of 61-84-6.

The right-handed Chris Stratton will get the start for San Francisco. Stratton (10-9, 4.66 ERA) has recorded 104 strikeouts in 135.1 innings so far. He’s 1-1 with seven strikeouts and a 1.38 ERA against San Diego this year (two starts).

The Padres are sending lefty Robbie Erlin (3-7, 4.27 ERA) to the mound. Erlin has 81 strikeouts and 10 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.14. Erlin is 0-0 with four strikeouts and a 4.76 ERA against San Francisco this year.

As a unit, San Diego’s pitchers have given up 4.8 runs per game overall in 2018. The club’s starters have an ERA of 5.15, a WHIP of 1.47 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.4. The bullpen has a 3.52 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 10.2 K/9. In 66 games against divisional foes, Padres starters have an ERA of 5.52 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.32.

The San Diego hitters are putting up 3.8 runs per outing, including 3.5 per game against divisional foes and 3.2 per game over their last five. The team’s hit .224/.328/.378 over its last five contests and is 1-4 SU during that span.

First baseman Eric Hosmer and shortstop Freddy Galvis have led the Padres’ offense this year. Hosmer is hitting .249/.313/.397 with 17 home runs, 65 RBIs and 69 runs scored, and Galvis is batting .238 with 11 homers, 61 RBIs and 55 runs scored.

In the other dugout, San Francisco’s pitchers have allowed 4.2 runs per game and its starters own a 3.91 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 7.17 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.58, along with a WHIP of 1.30 and a K/9 of 8.81.

Giants hitters have slashed .241/.305/.373 on their way to 3.8 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.7 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.2 per game over the team’s last five outings (4-1 SU).

Shortstop Brandon Crawford and outfielder Andrew McCutchen have paced San Francisco’s offense. Crawford is slashing .255/.321/.395 with 13 home runs, 52 RBIs and 59 runs scored, while McCutchen is hitting .255/.357/.415 with 15 homers, 55 RBIs, 65 runs and 13 stolen bases.

The Giants have gained 1.1 units and are 32-26 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has cashed in 26 of those games, as opposed to 30 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Padres have lost 0.1 units and are 53-48 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over’s hit in 44 of those games, compared to 54 that went under the total.

San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres Free MLB Tip

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has cashed in zero of San Francisco’s last seven games.
  • The Giants have hit five home runs in their last 10 games, including three over their last five.
  • San Diego has recorded 19.2 runs + hits + errors per game over its last 10 contests and 17.2 over its last five.
  • The Giants have won four of their last five games SU while the Padres have dropped four of their last five.