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San Francisco Giants Starter Chris Heston Out to Silence San Diego Padres Bats in MLB Contest

The San Francisco Giants will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the San Diego Padres pay a visit to AT&T Park.

San Francisco sends Chris Heston out against James Shields for the San Diego Padres in this game. Heston is 7-5 with a 3.83 ERA on the season, while Shields is 7-1 on the year and has a 3.75 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the San Diego Padres listed as underdogs of 105 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Giants to win this game 4.2-3.8. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

San Diego Padres vs San Francisco Giants Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The San Francisco Giants sport a record of 39-34 heading into this matchup, while the San Diego Padres sit at 35-39 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Francisco vs San Diego injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the San Francisco Giants rated this week at No. 18 and the San Diego Padres sitting at No. 24.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits San Francisco Giants No. 20-rated offense, averaging 4.07 runs per game, against a San Diego Padres defense that ranks No. 25 at 4.54 in runs allowed per game. The San Francisco Giants have averaged 9.15 hits per game so far, more than San Diego Padres batters have averaged on the year (8.31 hits per game).

San Diego brings the No. 25-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Giants's No. 8-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

San Diego didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Ryan Vogelsong in a losing cause, 6-0, against San Francisco on Wednesday.

Betting Trends
  • San Diego is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 17 of San Diego's last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 6 games on the road
  • San Francisco is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of San Francisco's last 12 games
  • San Francisco is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Francisco's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

San Diego home to Arizona, Friday, June 26th
San Francisco home to Colorado, Friday, June 26th