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The San Francisco Giants will head to the San Diego Padres on Monday night in the series opener of a three-game NL West showdown. First pitch is slated for 9:40 p.m. ET from Petco Park. 

This is a pitching matchup between a pair of lefties. Alex Wood will take the mound for the Giants. Blake Snell is the starting pitcher for the Padres. Wood is 7-9 with an ERA of 4.42. Snell has a 4-5 record, and his ERA is 4.16. 

Updated on 03/01/2024
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Heading into the matchup, the Padres and Giants are second and third respectively in the division behind the Los Angeles Dodgers

Prior to the action on Aug. 7, the Giants were 1-4 in their last five games. After getting swept at home in four games by the Dodgers, the Giants defeated the Oakland A’s 7-3 in interleague play. 

Before the contests on Aug. 7, the Padres were 2-3 in their last five games. The Padres were on a three-game losing streak with those defeats coming vs. the Colorado Rockies and the Dodgers. 

Wood has allowed 106 hits, 12 home runs, and 26 walks along with throwing 105 strikeouts in 106 innings. The Giants are 3-2 in Wood’s last five outings. In Wood’s last game vs. the Dodgers on Aug. 2, he allowed six earned runs and nine hits in 5.1 innings. 

Snell has given up 55 hits, six home runs, and 34 walks plus thrown 87 strikeouts in 67 innings. The Padres are 4-1 in Snell’s last five games. In Snell’s last outing vs. the Rockies on Aug. 3, he gave up one earned run and four hits with nine strikeouts in six innings. 

Before the games on Aug. 7, the Giants ranked 10th in home runs (124), 11th in on-base percentage (.318), 12th in RBI (467), 14th in slugging percentage (.393) and 24th in batting average (.234). Second baseman Wilmer Flores leads the Giants in RBI (56), on-base percentage (.333), and hits (87). Left fielder Joc Pederson is tops on the Giants in home runs (17). Shortstop Thairo Estrada has a team-best .262 batting average. 

Prior to the games on Aug. 7, the Padres ranked 10th in on-base percentage (.318) and RBI (470), 17th in batting average (.241), 23rd in home runs (97), and 24th in slugging percentage (.380). Third baseman Manny Machado leads the Padres across the board in batting average (.293), home runs (19), RBI (60), on-base percentage (.366), and hits (110). Newly acquired superstar Juan Soto is batting .357 with five hits in his first four games with the Padres. 

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Before the contests on Aug. 7, the Giants were 49-58 against the spread overall and 26-25 against the spread on the road. For over/under, the Giants were 52-49-6 overall and 26-24-1 on the road. 

Leading up to the games on Aug. 7, the Padres were 50-59-1 against the spread overall and 20-33-1 against the spread at home. In terms of over/under, the Padres were 52-55-3 overall and 23-30-1 at home. 

Look for Soto to have his best game since the trade and the Padres to pull out a tight victory against the Giants to begin the series.

Written by Rolando Rosa, our US sports betting industry expert.