San Diego Padres host San Francisco Giants in baseball action
San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres Odds
The Padres get a visit from the San Francisco Giants in baseball action on Sunday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.
The Padres will rely on Eric Stults to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Barry Zito will be his counterpart for the Giants. Eric Stults is 7-7 this season, and Barry Zito is 4-6.
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Giants listed as underdogs of +-154 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, check for updates at 5Dimes.
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 4-rated Giants taking on the National League's No. 15-rated Padres in this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Diego's No. 10 ranked National League offense (3.9 runs per game) against a Giants defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 11 in the National League at 4.4 runs allowed per game. The Padres have been averaging 8.2 hits per game, less than the Giants have managed so far this season (9.1 hits on average).
San Diego owns the National League's No. 14 defense, allowing 4.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with San Francisco's National League No. 11-rated defense.
Last time out for San Francisco, they were a 9-0 winner as they battled the Padres on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Giants at -114 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. San Francisco hopes solid pitching and defense that led to their last victory - a 13-strikeout performance from Tim Lincecum - will prevail again after their 9-0 victory against San Diego at PETCO Park.
San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Arizona are 6-4
After playing San Diego are 7-3
After a win are 4-6
San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 6-4
After playing San Francisco are 3-7
After a loss are 1-9
A few Giants at Padres trends to consider:
San Francisco is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Diego
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 19 of San Francisco's last 23 games when playing on the road against San Diego
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Francisco's last 8 games when playing San Diego
The total has gone OVER in 19 of San Diego's last 23 games when playing at home against San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Diego's last 8 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Diego's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Diego's last 9 games at home
San Francisco home to Arizona, Friday, July 19
San Diego at St. Louis, Friday, July 19