San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres Odds, Picks and Predictions
The San Francisco Giants (53-55) and San Diego Padres (61-50) will square off this week in a three-game series beginning Monday.
The Giants bounced back from a difficult series against the Dodgers by sweeping the Athletics. However, San Francisco is still under .500 on the season. If they are going to make any kind of postseason run, they need to catch fire sooner than later.
Meanwhile, San Diego has dropped four games in a row and was swept by the Dodgers over the weekend. The Padres felt confident heading into LA following their strong trade deadline, but the Dodgers obviously weren’t intimidated by their new acquisitions. San Diego will try and rebound against the Giants this week.
This projects to be a fun and entertaining series. It is also an important one for both of these teams. Expect both the Giants and Padres to come out of the gates strong on Monday.
The first pitch is scheduled for 9:40 PM EST on Monday, August 8th, at Petco Park in San Diego, CA.
San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres Info
Location: Petco Park, San Diego, CA
Date: Monday, August 8th, 2022
Time: 9:40 PM EST
TV: MLB.TV, Bally Sports San Diego, NBC Sports Bay Area
Top Sportsbooks Odds
- The San Francisco Giants are 49-59 against the run line so far this season.
- The San Diego Padres are 51-60 against the run line so far this year.
- The Giants are 29-23 against the run line when playing on the road.
- The Padres are 19-35 against the run line when playing at their home ballpark.
- San Francisco is 18-15 against the run line as an underdog this year.
- San Diego is 29-47 against the run line as a favorite this year.
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Betting on San Francisco Giants
The Giants enter this game fresh off of back-to-back wins. But overall, it has been a struggle for San Francisco.
Last season, many people expected the Giants to be a mediocre team. They responded by posting MLB’s best regular season record.
Entering 2022, people once again expected SF to be a mediocre ball club. And this time, it appears they were right.
The Giants have hovered around .500 for most of the year. They can’t seem to find much consistency. And their playoff chances are in serious doubt at the moment.
On the season, San Francisco is 24th in batting average, ninth in OBP, 14th in slugging percentage, 10th in home runs, and ninth in runs scored. So although they don’t get base hits as often as they would like, the Giants still find ways to score runs.
The pitching hasn’t been top-tier either in 2022. San Francisco is 17th in team ERA, 17th in WHIP, and 22nd in batting average against. However, they are first in home runs allowed.
So teams shouldn’t expect to hit many homers against them.
Nonetheless, this will be a difficult series for San Francisco. LHP Alex Wood (7-9, 4.42) will get the ball to start this one for the Giants. He has good stuff but hasn’t seen the results he’d like this season.
Betting on San Diego Padres
The Padres had the most hype of any team following the MLB trade deadline. People were cashing in their World Series bets on San Diego after the teams acquired both Juan Soto and Josh Bell.
But their momentum was stopped quickly after the Dodgers swept them in LA. The Padres scored all of four runs in three games combined. Additionally, they surrendered 20 Dodger runs in the three games.
The Padres need to bounce back this week.
On the season, they are 17th in batting average, ninth in OBP, 22nd in slugging percentage, 14th in runs scored, and 23rd in home runs. They are also ninth in ERA, ninth in home runs allowed, sixth in WHIP, and fifth in batting average against.
San Diego is a good team. They should be fine moving forward.
LHP Blake Snell (4-5, 4.16) will try and turn the ship around for San Diego on Monday.
San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres Picks and Predictions
This game has potential to be very competitive. A couple of inconsistent left-handers are preparing to go head-to-head in this ball game. Either one of them is more than capable of turning in a dominant start.
However, either one of them is also capable of completely blowing up and getting removed early from the game.
So which team should we roll with in this one? The Padres enter play as the favorites, and rightfully so. They are the home team and have enjoyed a better season overall.
But the Giants are coming off of a couple of wins while San Diego is trying to rebound from a dreadful weekend in Los Angeles.
In the end, the Padres’ home crowd and energy should be enough to help San Diego pull this one out. Sure, it’s a Monday, and the fans may not be as loud as they would be during a weekend game. But the Juan Soto acquisition hyped up this fan base, and they are ready to have Petco Park rocking.
People sometimes forget about the effect fans have on the game. But a good fan base has the potential to lead teams to victories without question.
With all of that being said, I like the Padres as a favorite against the Giants. But don’t expect a complete blowout or anything of that nature. This should be a fairly high-scoring and close affair.
But in the end, the Padres should find a way to pull out the win.
- Go ahead and take the San Diego Padres -1.5 as your moneyline betting selection.
- Take the over on the total.
- Roll with the San Diego Padres -1.5 to cover the run line.