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2021 MLB Handicapping
(16-9) San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres (14-12)
Date: Saturday, May 1st, 2021
Time: 8:40 PM ET
Venue: Petco Park, San Diego, California
Projected Pitchers: Undecided (SF) vs Undecided (SD)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Giants +180 | Padres -200
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Padres -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 7.5
The San Francisco Giants take on the San Diego Padres on Saturday night in the last first pitch in MLB for the day, in game 1 of their 3 game series from Petco Park. The Giants now lead the NL West while San Diego sits in 3rd behind LA.
The Giants are 7-3 in their last ten games and the Padres are 5-5 in their last ten.
San Francisco Giants
The Giants have to be the biggest surprise of the year so far to see them tied atop the division after a month of games. They have one of the more balanced lineups in baseball with three different players leading in the three major offensive categories.
Logan Webb will get the start on Saturday for the Giants as the former fourth-rounder is 1-1 with a 4.03 ERA and 24 strikeouts across 22.1 innings of work this season. He had a great last outing on Sunday, going seven shutout innings with eight strikeouts and has also been strong against the Padres historically, with a 1.8 ERA in three games.
San Diego Padres
After a series win against the Dodgers last weekend that had many across the country thinking the Padres had turned a corner towards being the dominant team that many expected, they found themselves with a split against the Diamondbacks
The offense has been led by the big bats of Tatis Jr. and Eric Hosmer, who have teamed up to be one of the most dangerous duos in the league. Tatis Jr. leads the team with seven home runs and has slowly but surely raised his average to .262 of late.
Yu Darvish will get the ball for the series opener on the Padres’ side of things. Darvish, who led the league in wins last year with eight, is 2-1 across five starts this year, with a 2.27 ERA. Across 31.2 innings, he has only allowed eight runs and 19 hits, while striking out 37.
Darvish already has one start against the Giants this year, getting a no-decision in his home start against them back on May 6th. In that game, a 3-1 San Diego win, Darvish made it through six innings, allowing one run and three hits, striking out seven.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Giants are 16-9 overall
- Giants are 6-6 on the road
- Padres are 14-12 overall
- Padres are 5-8 at home
Free San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres MLB Prediction:
The Giants have been the surprise of baseball so far, but this series lines up perfectly for the Padres as they build off last weekend’s series win against the Dodgers and continue their momentum.
The pitching matchup will end up being the most glaring difference in this one, as Webb can’t stack up with Darvish, who can easily pitch a shutout in this one. For the Giants to have a chance, they’ll need to score at least five runs probably, which is asking a lot of any offense against Darvish.
The Padres will get the weekend series started with a win and look to continue to gain ground on the Giants in the standings.
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