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San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants Betting MLB Info, Game Odds (Saturday, May 8, 2021)

San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants

At the onset of the season, nobody had the Giants on their NL pennant radar.  San Diego was touted as the biggest threat to the Dodgers in the National League West.  The Padres bring one of baseball’s best pitching staffs to the diamond.  However, their run production is an MLB betting disappointment.  San Francisco has quality pitching too.  Run production ranks in the middle of the pack but has been timely.

Meanwhile, the Dodgers are discovering two rivals that may not go away.  San Francisco will host San Diego on Saturday.  FS1 brings a matchup of top NL contenders.

San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants Betting Information

Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Location: UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV Coverage: ESPN and ESPN+

Padres vs. Giants Betting Odds

Padres -1½ (+135) 7 (-120) -126
Giants +1½ (-155) 7 (EV) +116
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San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants CashBet Wagering Analysis

On the whole, sportsbook handle will split evenly.  Gamblers became impressed with the Padres in 2020.  San Diego emerged as one of the biggest surprise teams on the board.  As a result, expectations and prices on the board for San Diego increased.  San Francisco is what the Padres were in 2020.  To illuminate, the Giants are the surprise team of the NL West.  And have caught everyone off guard.  Sharps like that the Giants aren’t on everyone’s radar.  Squares aren’t fully on board with upstart San Francisco.

Padres Pick up the Pace and Profits

San Diego won four of its five most recent games.  So too, did four of those games clear the Betting on MLB total. To summarize, the Padres are 16-13 straight up, 15-14 on the run line, and 12-17 under the total.  San Diego ranks 21st in MLB for run production and 21st for home runs. First for staff earned run average is the Padres’ calling card.  San Diego ranks 5th for bullpen earned run average.

Namely, Joe Musgrove is the probable Padres starter.  Musgrove is 2-2 with a 1.24 earned run average and 0.655 WHIP.  Earlier this season, he threw the first no-hitter in San Diego history against Texas.

Shortstop Fernando Tatis brings pop to the Padres lineup.  To illuminate, Tatis has a .926 OPS, with 20 runs, 18 doubles, eight home runs, and 12 runs batted in.

A Giant Surprise in San Francisco

San Francisco paid in four of its most recent seven games.  Five of their last six went over the pro baseball betting total.  Now the Giants are 17-11 straight up, 17-11 vs. the run line, and 12-15-1 under the total.  MLB metrics show the Giants 16th for run production and 13th for home runs.  By contrast, San Francisco is 2nd for earned run average and for quality starts.  National League West standings Show the Giants, Dodgers, and Padres fighting for the lead.

San Francisco is expected to start Kevin Gausman.  So far, Gausman is 2-0 with a 2.04 earned run average and 0.861 WHIP.

Accordingly, Buster Posey brings a 1.111 OPS, 14 runs, six home runs, nine runs batted in, and a .359 average.

San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants Against the Spread

San Diego has paid in nine of their last 13 away games.  Seven of the Padres’ most recent ten road tilts cleared the total.  In a similar way, the Giants got paid in seven of their last nine home games.  Only one of their most recent six home games stayed under the baseball betting total.

San Diego got the cash in 13 of their most recent 18 games with San Francisco.  Five of the last eight games between these teams stayed under the total.  Specifically, at San Francisco, the Padres are 6-2 in their most recent eight games.  Four of the last five in this series at Oracle Park went over the number.

San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants CashBet Free Pick  

In this situation, the Padres are the more proven MLB gambling choice.  Further, San Diego will take a road team price break.

Padres at Giants CashBet Best Bet: 

San Diego Padres


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