LATE NIGHT POWER-STRIKE ~ 12-4-1 L17 MLB!
- Power Sports
- San Diego Padres vs San Francisco Giants
- 09/14/2021 09:45 PM
- Bet Type
San Francisco Giants -158
- 8* San Francisco (9:40 ET): The Giants hammered the Padres Monday night, 9-1, thus preserving their lead in the NL West (2.5 games over the Dodgers) while simultaneously knocking the Padres out of a tie (w/ the Reds) for the second Wild Card spot. Last night’s win also got them into the playoffs. They are the first team in baseball to clinch a postseason spot. San Diego is desperately trying to make it three teams from the NL West in the playoffs (Dodgers are a lock), but they’ve been a sub-.500 team in the second half of the season and as a result are -29.6 units at the betting window, second worst in all of MLB!
Meanwhile, the Giants have won eight in a row and have the best overall record in baseball. While the Padres have been huge money-burners this season (see above), the Giants are #1 in the league (by a wide margin) at +39.8 units. They’ve been priced as a 91-win team, so they’re winning the games they’re supposed to win. Compare that to the Padres, who have been priced as a 115-win team, but have won only 74 times. The Giants are the only team to have 45+ wins both at home and on the road. They’ve dominated the division (42-19) and are 61-33 off a win this season.
As they look to make it nine straight wins, San Francisco turns to Anthony DeSclafani. Winless over his L4 starts, DeSclafani will relish the opportunity to face an opponent that is hitting below .200 (.189) its L7 games while scoring an average of just 2.4 runs. He generally doesn’t allow more than 3 ER and has an 8-3 TSR at home. San Diego’s rotation happens to be in tatters right now, which is why you have the likes of Jake Arrieta starting a big game. Arrieta has an 0-10 TSR his L10 outings and has a 7.03 ERA/1.722 WHIP this season. The Giants have scored six or more runs in each of their eight straight wins. This one seems simple, no? 8* San Francisco