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Padres face San Francisco Giants: MLB odds preview and stats

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April 21, 4:05 PM | GrassAT&T Park

San Diego Padres vs San Francisco Giants Odds


The Giants get a visit from the San Diego Padres in baseball action on Sunday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Barry Zito gets the call for the San Francisco Giants and he will try to build on a 2-1 mark. In the other dugout, Eric Stults brings a 2-1 ledger to the game for the Padres as he tries to quiet the Giants bats.

View San Diego vs San Francisco Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Giants as -167 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8 at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The Giants sit at No. 2 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Padres sit at a National League No. 7 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and San Francisco has the National League's No. 7-rated offensive output, at 8.7 hits per game. The Padres average 8.1 hits per game, good for No. 10 on the National League list.

San Diego brings the National League's No. 11-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Giants' league No. 8-ranked defense.

Last time out for San Diego, they were a 2-0 loser as they battled the Giants on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Giants at -143 were rewarded, while the 2 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. San Diego didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Tim Lincecum in a losing cause, 2-0, against San Francisco on Saturday.

San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Milwaukee are 2-8
After playing San Francisco are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Arizona are 7-3
After playing San Diego are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Padres at Giants trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 12 of San Diego's last 17 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Diego's last 9 games on the road
San Diego is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
San Diego is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Francisco
San Francisco is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Diego
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against San Diego
San Francisco is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games

Next up:
San Diego home to Milwaukee, Monday, April 22
San Francisco home to Arizona, Monday, April 22