While there is value to be found on the Giants moneyline, they’re not easy to trust amid an uneven season, especially against the San Diego Padres. Instead, we’re backing the Under as both lefty hurlers have been better than their surface numbers indicate.
The San Francisco Giants head to San Diego to begin a three-game series against their NL West counterpart Padres tonight.
The Giants have been losing ground in the Wild Card standings, now sitting 6.5 games back while failing to gain any momentum following the All-Star break.
The Padres must be glad that the playoffs have expanded to 12 teams, as they sit only 1.5 games ahead for the third and final NL Wild Card spot.
Check out our MLB picks and predictions for the San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres on Monday, August 8.
The San Francisco Giants will visit the San Diego Padres in the first game of their series in the National League West from Petco Park on Monday night. The weather is expected to be mildly humid with a 4.8% chance of rain and 6.7 miles per hour winds.
The San Francisco Giants are coming off of a 2 run win against the Oakland Athletics in their last game. Mike Yastrzemski homered twice, and Thairo Estrada also hit a homer for the Giants to get the win here. The series ended at 2-0 in a sweep in favor of the San Francisco Giants.
Logan Webb got the start for the San Francisco Giants. He has a 3.17 ERA, with 115 strikes and a 1.15 whip. He allowed four hits in seven innings in the win.
San Francisco Giants left-hander, Alex Wood will be the starter for this one. He has a 4.42 ERA with 105 strikes and a 1.25 whip.
The San Diego Padres are coming off of a 4 run loss against the Los Angeles Dodgers in their last game. The series ended at 3-0 in a sweep in favor of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Yu Darvish got the start for the San Diego Padres. He has a 3.28 ERA, with 132 strikes and a 1.00 whip. He yielded seven hits over six solid innings in the loss.
San Diego Padres left-hander, Blake Snell will be the starter for this one. He has a 4.16 ERA with 87 strikes and a 1.33 whip.
The over is 17-8 in the last 25 meetings and is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in San Diego.
Although the Giants are 5-12 in their last 17 overall, the Giants are 5-0 in their last 5 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30. The Padres are 0-4 in their last 4 overall and are 0-4 in their last 4 games on grass. The Padres are also 0-4 in their last 4 vs. National League West and are 0-4 in their last 4 games vs. a left-handed starter. The Giants should get the game one win in this one.