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San Diego Padres vs San Francisco Giants Preview

San Francisco GiantsSan Diego Padres
July 16, 8:35 PM | GrassPETCO Park

San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres Odds

54-40TEAM RECORD40-54

The visiting Giants hope for a solid performance on Saturday as they look to steal a win at PETCO Park against the San Diego Padres.

For the Padres, Cory Luebke gets the ball, charged with keeping the Giants hitters off the base paths. He'll face Barry Zito, 3-1 on the year.

View San Francisco vs San Diego Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Padres in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -135 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 16 (Padres) and the No. 2 (Giants) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Diego's No. 16 ranked National League offense (3.3 runs per game) against a Giants defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 3 in the National League at 3.5 runs allowed per game. The Padres have been averaging 7.7 hits per game, less than the Giants have managed so far this season (8.3 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and San Diego has the National League's No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Giants own the National League's No. 3 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for San Francisco, they were a 6-1 winner as they battled the Padres on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Giants at -143 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. San Francisco rolled to a 6-1 win against San Diego on Friday, as Tim Lincecum and the Giants' bats led the team to victory at PETCO Park.

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing San Diego are 3-7
After playing San Diego are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

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

A few Giants at Padres trends to consider:
San Francisco is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Francisco's last 7 games when playing San Diego
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Diego's last 7 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games when playing at home against San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 6 games
San Diego is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
San Francisco at San Diego, Sunday, July 17