San Diego Padres vs San Francisco Giants Odds Preview and Picks - 10/01/2021
Game Time: 9:45 pm ET, Friday, October 1st, 2021
Venue: Oracle Park, San Francisco, California
Where to Watch: Bally Sports San Diego, NBCS BA
Opening MLB Odds at USA Sportsbooks
DraftKings: Moneyline: Giants -130 Padres +110; O/U : 8 runs
Caesars: Moneyline: Giants -130 Padres +110; O/U : 8.5 runs
Giants: 104-54 (1st place, NL West)
Padres: 102-56 (3rd place, NL West)
It is all almost over! The season is drawing down to four games left and the Giants have held first through the most competitive August and September in recent memory. The Giants have a 2 game lead on The Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West. As much as the Padres would like to play spoiler for pride sake… they hate no team more than the Dodgers.
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Padres vs Giants Preview and Analysis
The Padres are 1-9 over their last ten games. They are on a 5 game losing streak, a single winning contest since the middle of September. The Logged 6 Overs and 4 Unders. They went 0-2 against the St Louis Cardinals, 1-2 against the San Francisco Giants, 0-3 against the Atlanta Braves, 0-2 against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Giants are 8-2 over their last ten games. They notched 4 Overs and 6 Unders. They went 1-1 against the Atlanta Braves, 2-1 against the San Diego Padres, 3-0 against the Colorado Rockies, 2-0 against the Arizona Diamondbacks. They are on a 5 game winning streak with one more to play against the lowly Snakes.
The Padres are 14th in runs scored at 4.55 per game, 14th in batting average .243, 10th in OBP .322, 23rd in home runs 178. It has been a disappointing season and isn’t ending well. There will be some hurt feelings in San Diego this offseason. Hopefully it spurns some trades and signings.
The Giants are 6th in runs scored at 4.96 per game, 6th in team batting average .250, 4th in OBP .330, 2nd in home runs 237. The Giants have been providing run support for a stellar pitching staff all season.
The Padres are 14th in team ERA 4.05, 6th in strikeouts, 1484, 12th in WHIP 1.25. Joe Musgrove is the team’s best, he’s 12th in ERA in the league… After him there is Yu Darvish who is 30th in the league at 4.22…. After YU… there is not much else of any consistency.
The Giants are 2nd in team ERA 3.26, 6th in strikeouts 1484, 12th in WHIP 1.25. The Giants have Kevin Guasman, Anthony DeSclafani, Logan Webb, and Alex Wood. All guys who have more than ten wins. The staff has combined to be 2nd in ER having only given up 514.
Padres vs Giants Prediction
Our prediction for Saturday, October 1st is… Giants 5 - Padres 3
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MLB Betting Trends
San Diego is 78-80 in all games -36.1 Units on the moneyline.
San Diego is 33-39 against the NL West -22.6 on the moneyline.
The Giants are 104-54 in all games, +44.6 Units on the money line.
The Giants are 50-22 against the NL West, +29.9 Units on the moneyline.
The Giants are 72-32 as a favorite, +25.5 Units on the moneyline.
Giants: 1B Brandon Belt (thumb) 10 Day IL * LF Darin Ruf 10 day IL
Padres: C Austin Nola (thumb) out for season
Players To Watch
Both the Padres and the Giants are still TBD on the mound.
The Padres don’t know who they will be starting because they are busy closing shop for the season. They will most likely go with a bullpen game of young guys and call ups. The signs that a big trade for help in the rotation are glaring. The team is average in ERA, WHIP, BB,... you name it. They spent all that money on Manny Machado and they have the most exciting young player in the game in Fernando Tatis Jr… they desperately need some fantasy baseball types tossing the first pitch. Not just to help the rank, but for entertainment purposes.
The Giants are TBD because they are waiting until the math tells them when they can coast and rest their arms. Tomorrow’s pitching decision will be made after they know the result of tonight’s Dodger game. If the Dodgers don’t win out from here on in, the Giants can breathe easy and start resting arms for the postseason.
“This one definitely hurts because of the way we came back,” Padres manager Jayce Tingler… about losing a big lead to the Dodgers who hit 4 homers in the eighth inning for an 11-9 win. ( I hope you had the Over)
“Not for sale in NJ, WV, VA, TN”... The back of my energy drink, no explanation as to why?..
A. Frazier, LF
F. Tatis Jr., SS
J. Cronenworth, 2B
M. Machado, 3B
E. Hosmer, 1B
W. Myers, RF
T. Grisham, CF
V. Caratini, C
L. Wade Jr., RF
K. Bryant, LF
B. Posey, C
B. Crawford, SS
E. Longoria, 3B
W. Flores, 1B
M. Yastrzemski, RF
D. Solano, 2B
Batting average: Fernando Tatis Jr .281
Home Runs: Fernando Tatis Jr 41
RBI: Manny Machado 103
Wins: Joe Musgrove 11
Strikeouts: Yu Darvish 199
Saves: Mark Melancon 38
Holds: Tim Hill 19
Batting AVG: Brandon Crawford .301
Home Runs: Brandon Belt 29
RBI: Brandon Crawford 89
Wins: Kevin Gausman 14
Saves Jake McGee 31
Holds: Tyler Rogers 29
Padres: Jayce Tingler
Giants: Gabe Kapler
Sunny in the Day. High of 76* wind at 13 mph. When the sun goes down San Francisco dips in temperature and the Ocean air picks up. It can get downright nippy in the Stadium by the Bay especially in October. The Padres will feel that chill in the pits of their stomachs… another season wasted.