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San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants

April 5, 2024







The San Diego Padres (4-5) and San Francisco Giants (2-5) are both seeking to find momentum as they begin a three-game series starting on Friday, April 5 at 4:35 PM ET at Oracle Park in San Francisco, California. The Giants are slightly favored with a moneyline at -120.

San Diego Padres Betting Preview

The Padres are coming off a tough series against the St. Louis Cardinals, as they went 1-2. Their most recent performance was a 3-2 win to give them a small amount of momentum on the road here.

Luis Campusano is tied for 15th in the league for his batting average at .400, but currently leads the team in that category. He also boasts an on base percentage at .400 and a slugging percentage at .600.

The main problem so far for the Padres has been their pitching. They will put Dylan Cease on the mound who currently is 0-1, has an ERA of 3.86, and a WHIP of 0.86.

They currently have a batting average at .274 and allow their opponents to bat .275, which is essentially breaking even here. They also have an on base percentage at .346 and a slugging percentage at .450, which are both higher than the Giants’.

San Francisco Giants Betting Preview

The Giants have lost their last four games coming into this showdown, with their first one being the finale of their matchup against the Padres in the last series. They recently were swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers, with their most recent battle being a 5-4 outing.

They are lucky to have Michael Conforto, who leads them in several offensive categories to help stimulate their offense. He is leading with three home runs, a .370 batting average, and has accumulated nine RBI’s to push their offense in the right direction.

Jordan Hicks takes the mound here and has been great to see in just five innings pitched thus far. He does not yet have an ERA, but has a WHIP at 0.80 and is 1-0 to start the season.

The Giants are batting .246 at the plate, but allowing their opponents to do even better with a .292. This will not help them here if their pitching remains to be an issue. They currently showcase an on-base percentage at .321 and have a slugging percentage at .415.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie showcases their odds for this MLB showdown, with the San Francisco Giants as favorites. According to market insights, the Giants have a 57.5 percent chance at success.

These two have played a four-game series towards the end of last month, with both teams winning twice. The average runs for the Padres was 7.0, while the Giants put up 6.3 each game.

Final Pick: San Francisco Giants -120