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Eric Stults, Yusmeiro Petit take mound in Giants vs Padres tilt

San Diego Padres

San Francisco Giants
75-85 September 28, 2013, 04:05 PM | AT&T Park 75-85

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting San Diego duelling San Francisco on Saturday at AT&T Park.

San Diego puts its faith in starter Eric Stults to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 10-13. Getting the ball for the Giants is Yusmeiro Petit, who owns a 4-0 record on the season with a 2.84 ERA.

View San Diego Padres vs San Francisco Giants Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Giants in this matchup found them as -133 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 7.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.

It's a baseball betting matchup between the No. 8-rated Giants and the league No. 17-ranked Padres, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

The Padres were a 7-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Giants. That made winners of bettors who got San Francisco at -115 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. The Padres endured a 7-3 loss at the hands of the Giants on Friday, with Burch Smith throwing 5 2/3 innings of 8-hit ball at AT&T Park.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, San Francisco owns the No. 11 ranking for hits at 8.91 per game. By contrast, the Padres are rated No. 22 in the same category at 8.29 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and San Francisco has the No. 16-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Padres own the No. 20 mark in runs allowed.

A few Padres at Giants trends to consider:
San Diego is 4-1-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
San Diego is 3-6-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing San Francisco
San Diego is 1-5-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Diego's last 8 games
San Francisco is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Diego
San Francisco is 15-4-1 SU in its last 20 games when playing at home against San Diego
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Francisco's last 8 games

Next up:
San Diego at San Francisco, Sunday, September 29th