San Francisco Giants (98-53) vs. San Diego Padres (76-74)
September 23, 2021 4:10 pm EDT
The Line: San Diego Padres -120 / San Francisco Giants -111; Over/Under: 7.5
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The San Francisco Giants and the San Diego Padres meet in an NL West division matchup in MLB action from Petco Park on Thursday.
The San Francisco Giants come into Thursday’s matchup looking to get another win and keep space between themselves and the Dodgers in the NL West division race. Heading into Wednesday’s matchup, Brandon Crawford leads the Giants with a .299 batting average, 132 hits, a .373 OBP and 82 RBIs while Brandon Belt has a team-high 26 home runs. Crawford and Mike Yastrzemski each have 20+ home runs and 3 triples this season. Logan Webb is expected to start here and is 10-3 with a 2.79 ERA and 141 strikeouts this season.
The San Diego Padres will be out to pick up a win here as they’re watching their playoff hopes fade away to nothing as the losses pile up at the worst time. Fernando Tatis Jr. leads the Padres with a .286 batting average, a .368 OBP and 39 home runs while Manny Machado is San Diego’s leader with 95 RBIs and 149 hits. Trent Grisham had a team-high 3 triples this season while Machado leads the Padres with 31 doubles. Yu Darvish is expected to make the start here and is 8-10 with a 4.13 ERA and 186 strikeouts this season.
San Francisco is 6-1 I their last 7 Thursday games and 37-16 in their last 53 games overall while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 division games. San Diego is 3-13 in their last 16 game three matchups and 10-25 in their last 35 games overall while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games as a home favorite.
If you’ve followed me this season, you’d know I’m a fan of Logan Webb as he’s been one of the most profitable pitchers in baseball, and while Yu Darvish has been pretty bad over the second half of the season, he has had some decent performances here and there. I’m going to side with the under as both teams have so much at stake here, so expect a playoff-type atmosphere with two top-line pitchers in a pitcher’s park. Under all day.