The Giants were supposed to be the surprise team in the National League West this season but so far it has been the Padres who are playing beyond expectations. Gamblers who bet on MLB action will probably still look to San Francisco in this game since they are at home.
MLB betting stats tell us that this is a quick two-game series between the two teams. It could be a great pitching matchup for fans who bet on MLB lines if Jake Peavy opposes Matt Cain and that is a possibility. The Padres have not had much success recently against the Giants, losing 13 of the last 20 games in MLB betting. San Francisco has won 6 of the last 10 games at home against the Padres in MLB betting.
The Giants were expected to be a much better team in MLB betting this season but so far they have been worse. The pitching has not been up to par and last year’s Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum has struggled early in the season. The offense again looks weak and that doesn’t look to get much better. Bengie Molina is a very good catcher but when he is hitting cleanup you know the lineup is weak. Gamblers who bet on MLB odds know that the Giant’s pitching staff has potential to be good but early in the season it has been a disappointment.
San Diego has been the surprise team in MLB betting. The young pitching staff has been solid so far for the Padres. The offense has been sporadic but the Padres are still hanging in games and having a much better chance to win in MLB betting than people expected.
MLB betting trends on the total are mixed. The Under is 11-9 in the last 20 meetings between the two teams but the last eight in a row have gone Over the MLB betting number. The Under is 6-4 in the last 10 meetings between the Padres and Giants in San Francisco. If Peavy and Cain are the two pitchers that go in this MLB betting game then the under is definitely worth a look.
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