San Diego Padres vs San Francisco Giants Preview
San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres Odds
A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting San Francisco duelling San Diego on Wednesday at PETCO Park.
The match puts starter Tim Lincecum for the Giants on the hill facing Eric Stults for the Padres. Lincecum brings a 8-13 mark to the game, while Stults is 8-12 to date on the season.
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Padres as -112 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 5-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. 12 ranked National League offense (3.8 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 8.4 hits per game, less than the Giants have managed so far this season (8.9 hits on average).
San Diego owns the National League's No. 13 defense, allowing 4.5 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 3-2 loser as they battled the Padres on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Padres at +140 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. San Francisco didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 3-2 to San Diego on Tuesday at PETCO Park.
San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Arizona are 5-5
After playing San Diego are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Colorado are 5-5
After playing San Francisco are 4-6
After a win are 3-7
A few Giants at Padres trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 19 of San Francisco's last 25 games when playing on the road against San Diego
San Francisco is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Diego's last 6 games
San Diego is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Diego's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 19 of San Diego's last 25 games when playing at home against San Francisco
San Francisco home to Arizona, Thursday, September 5
San Diego home to Colorado, Friday, September 6