Padres vs Giants Series Odds: The Giants failed to make any moves since the all-star break, which is why they sit 7.5 games out in the wild-card standings. San Francisco has not had a winning month since April, compiling a 47-58 mark since starting the season 14-7. They have now lost four straight and eight of 10. Injuries happen in Major League Baseball, but the Padres bullpen has been decimated in addition to an 80-game suspension to Fernando Tatis Jr.
Before we dive deeper into our Padres vs Giants series odds preview by the bay, let’s look at some of the trends that may be driving tonight’s betting patterns. The MLB odds are under is 19-9 in their last 28 meetings, but the public continues to bet the over as this number has risen from seven to 7.5 (u -118). The Padres have won seven of their last 10 meetings head to head causing bettors to take the plus money with the number dropping from -150 to -135.
- Matchup: San Diego Padres (70-59) at San Francisco Giants (61-65)
- Location: Oracle Park, San Francisco, California
- Television: BSSD, NSBA
Clevinger Looks to Continue Mastery of Giants
The Padres thought they’d be much better than what they are after the trade deadline but MLB injuries and the Tatis suspension have put a damper on their postseason participation that was at one point a forgone conclusion.
With just a 1.5-game lead over the Milwaukee Brewers series against teams under .500 becomes a must-win situation. The good news is starting pitcher player Mike Clevinger has owned the Giants, winning just once but hasn’t allowed a run to San Francisco in 13 career innings.
Clevinger’s numbers may be a little tainted considering he hasn’t faced them since 2020. Although injuries to the bullpen have handed the Padres a 40-40 record since June, they have beaten the Giants in eight of their 13 meetings in 2022.
Giants to Start Critical Homestand Against Padres, Phillies
The goal at the beginning of the season was not to be 7.5 games out in the National League wild-card in the San Francisco Giants standings 2022, but these next two series against teams ahead of them will go a long way in determining whether or not they’ll participate in the postseason after a 107 win season in 2021.
Tonight starts a series against the team that holds the third and final wild card so in many ways the series against the Philadelphia Phillies may not mean anything if they don’t take at least 2 of 3 against San Diego.
The truth is, Management didn’t do anything to bolster this team at the deadline and after dropping two of three at Colorado, it would be difficult to convince most that San Francisco belongs to playing October baseball. San Francisco has lost 19 of 26 against teams with a winning record and 20 of 28 against division opponents.
Money Has Shifted in Favor Of Padres, Under
We’re starting to see some 7.5’s popping up, but we anticipate this number sitting right at seven for the majority of books. It’s hard to ignore the betting trend when these two get together, cashing 19 overs in their last 28 games.
Both of these teams have been under machines, but that changes some inside the division for both.
Both of tonight’s starters have a history of handling their opposition, with Clevinger in the middle of a scoreless streak against the Giants and Giants starter Carlos Rodon who owns a 1.80 era in 15 innings against the Padres in 2022; but experience tells season bettors that two positives usually equal the opposite results.
We conclude our Padres vs Giants series odds preview by suggesting that the over seven is the right side here.