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2021 MLB Handicapping
(75-70) San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants (95-51)
Date: Thursday, September 16th, 2021
Time: 3:45 PM ET
Venue: Oracle Park, San Francisco, CA
Projected Pitchers: Pierce Johnson (SD) vs. Kevin Gausman (SF)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Padres -105 | Giants -105
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Giants -1.5 (+145)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8.5
NL West foes will begin a massive four-game series on Monday night when the San Diego Padres visit the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park.
This has been a tight season series so far between the divisional rivals, with the Giants holding a narrow 5-4 advantage.
San Francisco rolled over San Diego 9-1 on Monday night to become the first team to clinch a playoff spot and the Giant’s first berth since 2016.
The Giants won in convincing fashion for their 9th straight win 6-1 over the Padres on Tuesday.
San Diego snapped a 5-game skid, holding off San Francisco 9-6 Wednesday night and ending the Giants’ 9-game winning streak.
San Diego Padres
San Diego’ second half slump continues as the team has fallen into a tie for the second NL Wild Card at 74-68 after getting swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers over the weekend.
The Padres offense scored just 4 total runs during the series and Max Scherzer had a perfect game through 8 innings on Sunday.
San Diego is led by Fernando Tatis with 37 homers and 86 RBI. Manny Machado is the team leader and RBI with 89. San Diego is hitting .236 and averaging 4.54 runs per nine innings against left-handers.
The Padres are 14th in team batting average (.242), 21st in homeruns per game (1.14), and 10th in runs per game (4.61).
San Francisco Giants
The Giants still have the best record in baseball at 93-50 after winning 6-5 on Sunday to finish off a sweep of the Chicago Cubs in Kris Bryant’s return to Wrigley Field.
San Francisco has had no room to take their foot off the gas as the Los Angeles Dodgers are on their heels for the NL West lead and sit only 2.5 games back in the division.
Few teams have been better to gamble on in baseball, as the Giants are 87-56 against the spread. The team has exceeded everyone’s expectations and continue to defy betting odds even into September.
To the surprise of most, the Giants have maintained an elite offense all season with an average of 4.90 runs per game while slugging an NL-high 212 home runs as a team. San Francisco’s pitching has also been excellent with a 3.27 ERA to rank 2nd in baseball behind the Los Angeles Dodgers.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Padres are 75-70 overall
- Padres are 31-39 on the road
- Giants are 95-51 overall
- Giants are 47-24 at home
San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Prediction:
The Giants should be a bigger favorite in this series as they continue to maintain the best record in baseball and have been a much better bet than the Padres all season.
San Diego has slumped as the season has worn on and find themselves in the midst of a crowded NL wild card race.
Just about everyone in the Padres rotation has struggled since the All-Star break, especially due to lingering injuries. Gausman has been great all year for the Giants and he gives the team a significant pitching edge in this matchup.
The Giants are the better team and they are playing well of late. Look for San Francisco to come up with the victory in the series finale.
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