San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres Betting Preview
21 September 2021
The San Diego Padres host the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night to kick off a very important series in the NL West Division. San Diego is desperately trying to stay in the NL Wild Card race while the Giants are hoping to win the NL West Division.
San Francisco comes into this series with an overall record of 97-53, and they continue to be the best team in baseball. The Giants were not expected to be a playoff contender this season, but they have not stopped winning games since a hot start early in the season.
San Diego has lost three straight games, and they come into this series with a record of just 76-73. The Padres have gone 44-31 at home this season, and they are hoping to get hot at Petco Park to finish out the 2021 season.
The San Francisco Giants are slight betting favorites on the moneyline for this NL West Division matchup.
Gausman Dealing For Giants
Kevin Gausman is set to take the mound for San Francisco on Tuesday night, and that is usually a good thing for the Giants. Gausman comes into this game with a record of 14-6 and a 2.78 ERA, and he will be tough for the Padres to deal with.
The Giants have actually gone just 2-3 in their last five games, and it has been the offense that has let the team down of late. San Francisco doesn’t always hit for a high average, but they have some power in that lineup.
Brandon Belt leads the Giants with 26 home runs, and Brandon Crawford sports a team-high .299 batting average to go along with 81 RBIs.
Pitching Letting Down Padres
The San Diego Padres spent a ton of money on the pitching staff this offseason, but that group has let the team down. San Diego comes into Tuesday night with an ERA of 3.94, and they don’t have a starter lined up for this game.
Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. are the two biggest offensive stars for the Padres, but those two just recently got into a verbal spat. The Padres are not going to win without these two leading the way.
Tatis leads San Diego with 39 home runs and a .285 average, while Machado has a team-high 83 RBIs on the year.
Giants Pick Up Important Win
The Padres have been a much tougher team in San Diego this season, but they are not playing very well at the moment. San Diego is also facing one of the top pitchers in the National League, and it’s hard to see them being able to do much scoring.
San Francisco just continues to pile up the wins, and they are still on track to wrap up the NL West Division race. The Giants are going to have their work cut out for them in this series, but they have been winning games all season long.
Bet the San Francisco Giants moneyline as they begin this series with an important win over the Padres.
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