Giants open betting set in San Diego

The San Francisco Giants will be looking to make up some ground in the NL West division standings on Thursday night as they open up a four-game road MLB betting series in San Diego.

The Giants and Padres have already met nine times this season, with San Francisco pulling out the victory for their supporters on the MLB odds in five of those contests. The OVER/UNDER went 4-5 for totals bettors in those nine games.

The Padres will turn to Jason Marquis and his 9-4 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Giants send Madison Bumgarner (9-5) to the hill.

View San Francisco vs San Diego Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
San Diego was a +115 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 7.

Power Rankings:
The Padres sit at No. 15 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Giants sit at a National League No. 4 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features San Diego's National League No. 8-ranked scoring average of 4 runs per game, against a Giants offense rated No. 10 and scoring 3.9 runs per game in the league. The Padres have averaged 8.4 hits per game to date this season, less than the Giants hitters have managed (9 per nine innings).

Defensively, San Francisco features the National League's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 5 runs per game. San Diego, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the National League at home, scoring 3.8 runs per game.

The Giants were a 7-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Mets. That made winners of bettors who got New York at +172 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. San Francisco suffered a 7-2 loss against New York on Wednesday, as Matt Cain wasn't able to lead his team to victory at AT&T Park.

The Padres were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Rockies. That made winners of bettors who got Colorado at +133 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. The Padres endured a 5-4 loss at the hands of the Rockies on Wednesday, with Andrew Cashner throwing 5 innings of 8-hit ball at PETCO Park.

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing San Diego are 3-7
After playing NY Mets are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing San Francisco are 7-3
After playing Colorado are 5-5
After a loss are 1-9

A few Giants at Padres trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Francisco's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 17 of San Francisco's last 20 games when playing on the road against San Diego
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games when playing San Diego
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 17 of San Diego's last 20 games when playing at home against San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games when playing San Francisco
San Diego is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego's last 6 games

Next up:
San Francisco at San Diego, Friday, July 12