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If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Friday when the San Diego Padres and the San Francisco Giants meet at AT&T Park.

The Padres will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Edinson Volquez in this game. Volquez has a 0-3 record and a 11.68 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Giants will be Madison Bumgarner. The lefthander has a 1.77 ERA to go along with a 3-0 record this season.

San Diego won its last outing, a 7-2 result against the Dodgers on April 17. Bettors who backed the Padres at +230 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

The Giants were a 7-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Brewers. That made winners of bettors who got Milwaukee at -102 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

Current streak:
San Diego has won 3 straight games.
San Francisco has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
San Diego: 5-10 SU
San Francisco: 9-7 SU

San Diego most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing San Francisco are 2-8
After playing LA Dodgers are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

San Francisco most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing San Diego are 8-2
After playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Diego's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego's last 6 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
San Diego is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games
San Francisco is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games when playing San Diego
San Francisco is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against San Diego

Next up:
San Francisco home to San Diego, Saturday, April 20