The San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants clash Tuesday in game 1 of an MLB series at Oracle Park. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
San Diego Padres Betting Preview
The Padres look for a win after winning 8 of their last 10 games. The Padres are 5.5 games back in the NL wild card race. The Padres pitching staff is 4th in ERA (3.84), 13th in WHIP (1.28) and 3rd in quality starts (71). The Padres' offense is 13th in runs per game (4.69), 19th in batting average (.244) and 13th in homers (202). Xander Bogaerts leads the Padres with 164 hits and 55 RBI, while Juan Soto and Fernando Tatis Jr. have combined for 298 hits and 183 RBI. Seth Lugo gets the ball, and he is 7-7 with a 3.79 ERA and 133 strikeouts this season. Lugo is 3-2 with a 2.52 ERA and 24 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
San Diego Padres Player Prop Facts
- Juan Soto ranks 6th amongst qualified players for On Base Percentage (.408) this season.
San Francisco Giants Betting Preview
The Giants need a win after losing 7 of their last 10 games. The Giants are 4.5 games out of the NL wild card race. The Giants pitching staff is 13th in ERA (4.06), 11th in WHIP (1.26) and 21st in quality starts (49). The Giants' offense is 23rd in runs per game (4.26), 27th in batting average (.238) and 19th in homers (169). Thairo Estrada leads the Giants with 130 hits and 48 RBI, while JD Davis and Wilmer Flores have combined for 230 hits and 126 RBI. Kyle Harrison gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 4.85 ERA and 31 strikeouts this season. This will be Harrison’s second career game against the Padres.
- The San Francisco Giants rank 30th in the league for steals this season (54).
- The San Francisco Giants rank 1st in the league for walks allowed this season (392).
- The San Diego Padres rank 1st in the league for walks this season (631).
- The San Diego Padres rank T3rd in the league for home runs allowed this season (170).
The Padres have not only played the better ball over the last few weeks, but they have the pitching edge with Seth Lugo on the mound. Lugo has been solid with his 3.79 ERA and 1.23 WHIP, and he's been consistent no matter where he pitches. Kyle Harrison has just 29.2 innings under his belt, so the jury is still out, and his 4.85 ERA and 8 homers allowed aren't scaring anybody. Cheap price, I trust the Padres with the better pitcher.