Giants vs. Padres MLB Prediction
The Padres took the first game of their series versus the Giants on Friday night and will now look to make it two in a row when the division rivals meet again at 8:40 p.m. ET on Saturday. What’s the best option for bettors when it comes to this rematch?
963 San Francisco Giants (+154) at 964 San Diego Padres (-168); o/u 7
8:40 p.m. ET, Saturday, May 1, 2021
VENUE: Petco Park, San Diego, CA
San Francisco Giants DFS SPIN
Buster Posey went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored against the Padres on Friday. Posey scored both runs for the Giants in the contest, with the first run coming in the first inning with a solo home run off of Yu Darvish. He later singled in the eighth and scored on a groundout. The 34-year-old backstop is having an incredible start to the season after taking a year off. Posey is slashing .361/.418/.705 with six home runs and career highs in hard hit rate (46.8 percent) and barrel rate (10.6 percent).
San Diego Padres DFS SPIN
Trent Grisham went 2-for-3 with a run scored and a walk against the Giants on Friday. Grisham got the Padres on the board in the first inning after he doubled off of Logan Webb and came around to score on a single by Eric Hosmer. He later added a base hit and a walk to bring his season slash line to .300/.380/.514 with four home runs and five steals over 79 plate appearances. The 24-year-old outfielder started the season late after recovering from a strained hamstring but has certainly made up for lost time in a hurry and is looking like a fantastic five-category contributor hitting near the top of one of the better lineups in baseball.
Giants vs. Padres Betting Prediction
The under is 5-0-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams and is 4-0 in the last four meetings in San Diego, which includes last night when the Padres knocked off the Giants 3-2. The under is also 8-3 in the Giants’ last 11 road games, is 7-3 in their last 10 games as an underdog and is 7-1 in their last eight games versus a left-handed starter. On the other side, the under is 13-3 in the Padres’ last 16 home games, is 4-1 in their five games as a favorite and is 18-7-1 in their last 26 home games versus a right-handed starter.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: GIANTS/PADRES UNDER 7