Padres vs. Giants Sunday Prediction
The Giants’ slim wild card hopes took a hit last night when they scored just a single run in a 4-1 loss to the Padres. With Jeff Samardzija on the hill today, will the Giants rebound as a small underdog when they wrap up their series with the Padres?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, September 1, 2019
4:05 p.m. ET, Oracle Park, San Francisco, CA
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 65% of the betting tickets are on the Giants to beat the Padres on the moneyline.
San Diego Padres Fantasy Spin
Wil Myers slugged a pinch-hit, two-run homer to lead the Padres to a 4-1 victory over the Giants on Saturday. Myers came off the bench to take Giants' lefty closer Will Smith deep to center field in the top of the ninth inning. It was his 15th long ball of the season and the first time he's left the yard since August 10. The plate skills leave much to be desired, but there's still plenty of thunder in his bat. He's also swiped 12 bases this season. It's difficult to trust him outside of extremely deep mixed leagues heading into the final month of the season.
San Francisco Giants Fantasy Spin
Austin Slater slugged a solo homer in the Giants' loss to the Padres on Saturday. Slater connected on a 90-mph heater from Padres' starter Joey Lucchesi, blasting a towering solo shot to left-center field in the opening frame. It was his only hit in four at-bats and represented the lone tally for the Giants' offense on the night. The 26-year-old outfielder owns a pristine .281/.396/.529 triple-slash line with 17 runs scored, five home runs, 21 RBI and one stolen base in 144 major-league plate appearances this season. He's worthy of a roster spot in deeper mixed leagues heading into the final month.
MLB Betting Trends
The Padres are 4-1 in Eric Lauer’s last five starts and are 6-2 in his last eight outings when coming off five days of rest.
The Giants have now dropped four of five overall and five of six at home.
The Giants have had some recent success when Samardzija faces the Padres, winning four out of his last five outings versus San Diego. The Padres are also 3-8 in their last 11 meetings with the Giants despite beating San Francisco last night and are 5-13 in their last 18 games coming off a win. Finally, the Giants are 4-1 in Samardzija’s last five starts versus the rest of the National League West.
The Pick: San Francisco Giants -105