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2021 MLB Handicapping
(78-81) San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants (105-54)
Date: Saturday, October 2nd, 2021
Time: 4:05 PM ET
Venue: Oracle Park, San Francisco, CA
Projected Pitchers: Joe Musgrove (SD) vs. Kevin Gausman (SF)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Padres +110 Giants -135
MLB run line Betting Odds: Padres +1.5, Giants -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 7.5
The Padres will be in San Francisco to take on the Giants for Game 2, Saturday at 4:05 ET. Game 1 is Friday at 9:45 ET.
Joe Musgrove is going for the Padres and Kevin Gausman is going for the Giants.
San Francisco won the series when these teams met last.
San Diego Padres
The Padres have totally fallen apart. Many people had this team as a world series probable and now they are below .500.
With a record of 78-81, they are in 3rd place in the National League West. The Giants lead them by 27 games.
San Diego lost to the Dodgers 8-3 on Thursday. Los Angeles ended up taking all 3 of those games. In that series, the Padres scored 13 runs and allowed 21 runs.
Vince Velasquez went 4.2 innings and allowed 4 earned runs on Thursday.
Joe Musgrove has been the best pitcher on this team in 2021. He has an ERA of 3.27. His last start was against the Braves where he went 5 innings and allowed 3 earned runs. Atlanta won that game 4-3.
The pitching for this team started off the year well, but it got much worse in the second half of the season.
The offense has been the best part of their game. They are scoring 4.54 runs per game which is 14th best in the MLB.
San Diego has hit 180 home runs which is the 21st best in the sport.
San Francisco Giants
The Giants just continue to play great baseball. This team seems to do nothing wrong.
With a record of 105-54, they are in 1st place in the National League West. They lead the Dodgers by 2 games.
San Francisco beat the Diamondbacks 5-4 on Thursday and they ended up completing the sweep. In those games, the Giants scored 12 runs and allowed 8 runs.
Scott Kazmir started the game but did not go long at all. After he departed, a total of 6 relievers were used.
Kevin Gausman has been very good this year. He is 14-6 with an ERA of 2.87. His last start was against the Rockies where he went 6 innings and struck out 11 batters. San Francisco won that game 6-2.
The pitching for this team has been very good. They have an ERA of 3.26, which is 2nd best in baseball.
This club has also been good when it comes to offense. The team is scoring 4.96 runs per game, which is the 6th best in the Majors.
San Francisco has hit 238 home runs which are 2nd best in the MLB.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- The Padres are 17-36 in their last 53 games overall.
- The Padres are 17-36 in their last 53 games on grass.
- The Padres are 8-20 in their last 28 games vs. a right-handed starter.
- The Padres are 5-16 in their last 21 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
- The Giants are 14-2 in their last 16 during game 2 of a series.
- The Giants are 5-1 in their last 6 Saturday games.
- The Giants are 47-14 in their last 61 games vs. a team with a losing record.
- The Giants are 40-12 in their last 52 games vs. the National League West.
San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Prediction:
I have no faith backing the Padres at this point. The team is a total mess and the manager has clearly lost control of the room.
San Francisco is the better team and I look for them to show that in this one. I do not see them slowing down.
These are 2 good pitchers, but I do expect there to be some scoring in this game.
I like the total to go over 7.5 here.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: OVER 7.5
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