San Francisco Giants Vs. San Diego Padres (8/9/22) Starting Lineup, Betting Odds, Prediction

In 2022, San Francisco is 53-55 through 108 games, third place in the National League West; they are +100000 to win the division and have an 6.1% chance of making the 2022 postseason.  Since their last championship in 2014, San Francisco has made two playoff appearance (2016 and 2021); they’re +25000 to win the World Series this season.

San Diego is 61-50 through 111 games of the 2022 season, second place in the National League West.  The Padres are +7000 to win their division; they last won the division in 2006 and +1300 to win the World Series this season; the franchise has never won a title.  Since losing in the Division Round in 2006, the Padres have made the playoffs once. 

San Francisco Giants Vs. San Diego Padres Betting Odds

The Giants are 0-4 in their last four road games vs. a team with a winning record.  Over is 4-0 in San Francisco’s last four road games.  The Giants are 1-4 in their last five during game two of a series.  Over is 6-2 in San Francisco’s last eight during game two of a series.

The Padres are 5-0 in their last five home games vs. a right-handed starter.  Over is 7-3-1 in San Diego’s last 11 games vs. a right-handed starter.  The Padres are 0-4 in their last four vs. National League West foes.  Over is 3-1-1 in San Diego’s last five vs. National League West opponents.

San Francisco Giants Starting Lineup

LF J. Pederson L
RF L. Gonzalez L
3B J.D. Davis R
1B B. Belt L
DH L. Wade L
2B T. Estrada R
SS B. Crawford L
CF M. Yastrzemski L
C J. Bart R

San Francisco Giants Vs. Joe Musgrove (R)

Two-time World Series champion, Joc Pederson in his first season with San Francisco leads the club in home runs (17), slugging percentage (.492) and OPS (.816) in 2022.  The left-handed hitting outfielder is third on the Giants in total bases (126) and second in runs batted in with 44 in 2022.

Mike Yastrzemski has hit 20 doubles, a triple, 11 home runs, knocked in 41 runs, and accumulated 125 total bases this year.  Additionally, Yastrzemski has an .721 OPS with a .402 slugging percentage this season.  

Wilmer Flores, who’s capable playing all over the infield is hitting .249 in 102 games this season.  He’s second on the team in home runs with 16 and leads the Giants in runs batted in (56) and total bases (155).  Flores in his third season in San Francisco has a .777 OPS with a .444 slugging percentage in 2022. 

Second baseman Thairo Estrada is hitting .262 in over 315 at-bats.  He has hit 20 doubles, one triple and 10 home runs with 43 runs batted in.  Shortstop Brandon Crawford has hit five home runs with 34 runs batted in and 86 total bases.

Joe Musgrove is +3000 to win the National League Cy Young.  The right-hander is 8-5 in 19 starts with a 3.00 ERA.  The 29-year-old has tossed 120 innings, striking out 120 batters with a WHIP of 1.025 this season.

San Diego Padres Starting Lineup

LF J. Profar S
RF J. Soto L
3B M. Machado R
1B J. Bell S
2B J. Cronenworth L
DH B. Drury R
C J. Alfaro R
CF T. Grisham L
SS H. Kim R

San Diego Padres Vs. Alex Cobb (R)

Manny Machado is hitting .289 with 19 home runs and 60 runs batted in while accumulating a team leading 192 total bases.  Machado has an OPS of .868, .505 slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .363 this year.  The San Diego All-Star third baseman is +2500 to win the National League MVP.

In 2022, Jake Cronenworth has hit 23 doubles, three triples, 11 home runs, 56 runs batted in, second on the team with 158 total bases.  Additionally, the two-time All-Star has an OPS of .728, .389 slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339 this season. 

Star outfielder Juan Soto, acquired at the trade deadline from Washington is +3500 to win the 2022 National League MVP.  Overall, this campaign he has hit 21 home runs, driven in 49 runs with a slugging percentage of .486 and an OPS of .897.

In 2022, Trent Grisham has struggled with his average, currently hitting under .200, but has 14 doubles, two triples, 13 home runs and 41 runs batted in.  Jurickson Profar is fourth on the team in runs batted in with 47 and second on the club in OPS at .767 this season.  Profar also has hit 25 doubles, two triples, 12 home runs with 163 total bases.

Alex Cobb is 3-6 in 17 starts with a 4.08 ERA this season.  He’s thrown 88 1/3 innings, striking out 93 hitters with a WHIP of 1.268 in 2022.  In his career, Cobb is 66-66 with a 3.88 ERA and 909 strikeouts in 1,098 2/3 innings.

San Francisco Giants Vs. San Diego Picks & Prediction

The Giants are averaging 4.66 runs per nine innings, ninth overall in MLB.  They have a team batting average of .234, 24th in the league, and their OPS is .712, 13th overall in baseball.  San Francisco’s pitching staff has allowed 4.45 runs per nine innings, 18th in MLB with opponents’ batting .250 against the club, 23rd in the league.

 San Diego is scoring 4.41 runs per game, 15th in the majors.  The Padres are hitting .240 as a team, 18th in MLB with an OPS of .694 which is 20th in the big leagues.  San Diego’s pitching staff is allowing 4.12 runs per nine innings, ninth in the majors with opponents hitting .233, seventh in the league. 

I’ll go with the Padres in this matchup of two teams that are heading in different directions in the National League West.  Led by Manny Machado and Juan Soto this is an explosive offense capable of scoring runs in bunches; San Diego covers the 1.5 run spread as the teams combine to score under seven runs due to the Padres pitcher Joe Musgrove.

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