It’s a National League West showdown in San Diego as the Padres host the Giants at PETCO Park. First pitch is set for 4:10 PM PT and you can catch the action on NBCS. The pitching matchup features Logan Webb for the Giants against Yu Darvish for the Padres.

Oddsmakers have this one as a tight matchup, with the Padres holding a slight edge on the moneyline at -113 compared to the Giants at -108. The over/under line is set at 7.5 runs, with the over paying out at -109 compared to the under at -112.


The Pick: San Diego Padres Moneyline -113

This game will be played at PETCO Park at 4:10 ET on Thursday, March 28th.


  • We have the Padres winning by a score of 5 to 4
  • If you’re looking for a run line pick, we also like the Padres to cover
  • As for an over/under pick, we have this game finishing with 9 runs and like the over

Giants Records & Stats

Despite finishing with a record below .500, the Giants were the favorite in more games than they were the underdog last season. As the favorite, they went 43-38, compared to 36-45 as the underdog. On the road, San Francisco was 20-33 as the underdog and 14-14 as the favorite.

In the National League, the Giants finished in 10th place and 4th in the NL West. Their overall series record was 21-29-2, and they were 26-26 against other NL West teams. At home, San Francisco went 45-36, while they were 34-47 on the road.

Last season, the Giants had a run line record of 72-90, including a mark of 37-44 at home and 35-46 on the road. For the season, their average run differential was -.3 runs per game. In games they covered the run line, their average scoring margin was +3.3 runs per game compared to -3.1 runs per game in games they did not cover the run line. As the favorite, their run line record was just 29-52.

When looking at the Giants’ over/under record from last season, they finished 68-90, and their average over/under line was 8.6 runs. In games with an O/U line of 7.5, the over/under record was 13-15. Last season, 80.2% of their games had higher O/U lines than 7.5, and their games averaged a combined 8.6 runs per game.

Logan Webb is coming off a season in which he made 33 starts and went 11-13. His ERA for the year was 3.25, and he finished with a WHIP of 1.07. Webb’s batting average allowed was .241, and his on-base percentage allowed was .272. He made two complete games and one shutout, and he had 24 quality starts. For the season, Webb averaged 8.08 strikeouts per nine innings and 1.29 walks per nine innings. His strikeout-to-walk ratio for the year was 6.3.

Despite finishing with the 24th most runs per game last season, the Giants were actually a better offensive team on the road. On the season, San Francisco averaged 4.2 runs per game (23rd), but on the road, they averaged 4.5 runs per game (16th). Their home run total of 174 was 18th in the league, and they finished the season with the 20th best batting average (.235). Overall, the Giants were 26th in home runs at home and had the 26th best home batting average.

The Giants are returning their top two home run hitters from last season in Wilmer Flores and LaMonte Wade Jr. Flores hit 23 home runs and drove in 60 runs while batting .284. Wade Jr. batted .256 and hit 17 homers. Thairo Estrada had the most hits on the team last year and batted .271. Jorge Soler is a new addition to the team after hitting 36 home runs for the Marlins last season.

Padres Records & Stats

The Padres and Dodgers combined for 26 runs and 33 hits in San Diego’s 15-11 win. The Padres scored five runs in the first inning and added four more in the third. The Dodgers scored four runs in the third inning and two in the fifth.

Joe Musgrove got the start for the Padres, but he only went 2 2/3 innings and gave up five earned runs. Yoshinobu Yamamoto got the start for the Dodgers and only went one inning, giving up five earned runs. Mookie Betts had a big game for the Dodgers, going 4/5 with a home run and six RBIs. Manny Machado and Jake Cronenworth combined for seven RBIs for the Padres.

Yu Darvish will be on the mound for the San Diego Padres as they take on the San Francisco Giants at home. Darvish has made one start this season, going 3 2/3 innings and allowing just one run in a no-decision against the Dodgers. He’ll look to build on that performance in his second start of the year.

According to our projections, Xander Bogaerts is expected to have the most hits for the Padres, with his hits projection being the 14th best in the league today. Manny Machado has the 2nd best hits projection on the team and the 23rd best in the league. When it comes to hitting a home run, we give the best odds to Fernando Tatis Jr., with his home run projection being the 8th best in the league. Manny Machado has the 2nd best odds to hit a home run on the team and the 12th best in the league today.