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San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres Picks, Predictions, Odds

San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres Betting Analysis

The Padres host Giants at Petco Park for Game first of a three-game series on Monday, August 8, 2022.

Despite posting a 24-28 record away from Oracle Park, San Francisco is in third place in the National League West with an overall record of 53-55, which trails the first placed Los Angeles Dodgers by 22 games. The Padres enter Monday in second place in the National League West standings with a record of 61-50 overall and 31-23 at home, which positions them 15.5 games back in the division.

San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres Betting Prediction

San Francisco is currently third in the NL West standings, 22.0 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers for first place and seven games back from a wild card position. The Giants most recently beat the Athletics two straight games and are 5-5 SU over their last 10 games. The offense has been a bit inconsistent over that stretch but have been solid throughout the season with 494 total runs scored (9th). Second baseman Wilmer Flores has been a big part of that success with a batting average of .249 (87-349), 16 home runs, and 56 RBIs. The bullpen has given up 4.2 runs per game over their last 10, a bit above their season ERA of 3.93 (17th). Southpaw Alex wood (7-9 SU, 4.42 ERA) is scheduled to start for the Giants Monday.  

The Padres are currently second in the NL West standings, 15 and half games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers for first place but do hold a two-game lead over the Brewers for the third NL wild card spot. San Diego most recently lost three straight against the Dodgers but have won six of their last 10 games. The offense failed to get anything going against Los Angeles with just four total runs scored throughout the series. Trading for Juan Soto has yet to make a noticeable difference as he is still looking for his first RBI with his new team. The bullpen struggled as well, allowing 20 total runs but have been solid this season with a team ERA of 3.81 (11th). Left-handed pitcher Blake Snell (4-5 SU, 4.16 ERA) is expected to take the mound for the Padres Monday.  

San Diego has won six of 10 matchups against the Giants this season. I like that trend to continue and for the Padres to win game one of this series. The Giants bullpen has not been great this season and I think San Diego’s offense will finally start to be a bit more productive. Not much value in San Diego moneyline so will be playing the runline in this matchup.  

Score Prediction: Padres 5, Giants 3
Best Bet: Padres -1.5 (+120)

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San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres Betting Odds

San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres Betting Resources

  • Date: Monday, August 8, 2022
  • Matchup: NL West
  • Venue: Petco Park
  • Location: San Diego, California
  • Time-TV: 9:40 p.m. ET – MLB Network

San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres – Current Form

The Giants lost against the Dodgers last Thursday 4-0, but climbed back up by winning against the Athletics last Sunday. Game second with the Los Angeles Dodgers was San Francisco’s worst in the last six, as they failed to produce a single run. Game second with the Los Angeles Dodgers was San Francisco’s worst in the last six. They allowed a total of nine runs. San Diego captured its series against the Colorado Rockies, 3-1, but the Padres fell to the Dodgers on Sunday. Against the Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego couldn’t manage a single run in the third game of the series on Sunday. Their worst game was on Sunday, when the San Diego Padres didn’t score any runs against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the third contest of a three-game series.

Their best performance was in the first contest of a four-game series, on Tuesday, when San Diego routed the Colorado Rockies by posting 13 runs.

San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres – Pitching Matchup

San Francisco: Alex Wood (7-9, 4.42 ERA)

San Francisco’s left-hander Alex Wood takes the mound for his 21th start of the season. Wood looks to improve on a 7-9 record and 4.42 ERA in 106 innings, while striking out 105, walking 26 batters, and posting a 1.25 WHIP. Wood got assigned the loss in his last start, which came at home against the Los Angeles Dodgers on August 2, 2022. He threw 5.1 innings, allowing six runs on nine hits with one walk and six strikeouts in an eventual 5-9 Giants defeat. In 11 road starts this season, Wood has compiled a 4-5 record in 53 innings, while striking out 56, walking 16 batters, and putting together a 4.42 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP.

San Diego: Blake Snell (4-5, 4.16 ERA)

Blake Snell will make his 13th start of the season for San Diego, who’s hoping to find some traction after posting a 4-5 record and 4.16 ERA thus far, while tallying a 1.33 WHIP, 34 walks, and 87 strikeouts across 67 innings of action. San Diego’s 29-year-old left-hander earned the win in his last start, which came at home against the Colorado Rockies August 3, 2022. He threw six innings, allowing one run on four hits and nine strikeouts in a 9-1 Padres victory. In his seven home starts this season, Snell is 3-3 with a 3.69 ERA, a 1.15 WHIP, 12 walks and 49 strikeouts over 39 innings of work.

San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres – Series History

The 2021 campaign was dominated by the Giants, who went 11-8 in this season's series. The Padres have won six of 10 contests against the Giants this season.

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