Alex Cobb gets the start for the Giants (70-66, 32-35 away) against Seth Lugo and the Padres (64-73, 37-34 home). Today will be game four of their series, with the Padres leading 2-1. Check out who see coming out on top in today’s San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres matchup.
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS VS SAN DIEGO PADRES BETTING PICK
The Pick: San Diego Padres -138
This game will be played at PETCO Park at 4:10 ET on Sunday, September 3rd.
WHY BET THE SAN DIEGO PADRES:
- The Padres are riding a two game home win streak heading into today’s game.
- San Diego is on a two game winning streak when favored on the moneyline.
- Over his last two starts, Seth Lugo has an ERA of just 1.50.
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS STRUGGLING VS RUNLINE OF LATE
Entering with a record of 70-66, the Giants are in 3rd place in the NL West and are losers of two straight games. So far, they have a road win percentage of 47.8% compared to 55.1% at home. San Francisco’s overall series record stands at 19-22-2.
The Giants will turn to starter Alex Cobb, who has a 7-5 record this season. He has made 25 appearances, boasting an ERA of 3.57 and a K/9 of 7.96. His FIP stands at 3.81, while his OBP is .306.
Alex Cobb recently earned a quality start and victory for his team, as they defeated the Reds 6-1. The right-hander allowed one run and one hit over nine innings.
The Giants have been one of the top power lineups in the league of late, having hit 3 home runs over their last five games. Compared to other clubs, this is 10th best in that span. For the season, they are ranked 19th in home runs and 25th in slugging percentage. Overall, San Francisco is averaging 4.3 runs per game (19th).
J.D. Davis has been one of the Giants’ most reliable hitters this season, boasting a .246 batting average and driving in 60 runs. His 15 home runs have been a major contributor to the team’s offensive success in 2023.
WILL THE SAN DIEGO PADRES TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
The Padres enter today’s game with an overall record of 64-73, including putting together an above .500 mark at home (37-34). This year, San Diego has played in 43 series and have gone 16-22-5. Currently, they are 4th in the NL West.
Seth Lugo is making his 22nd appearance of the season with a 5-6 record. His ERA stands at 3.67, while opponents are batting .252 against him. On the road, he has been successful with a 2-2 record and 3.37 ERA, but has struggled at home with a 3-4 record and 6.37 ERA. Teams have managed to slug .409 against him so far this season.
Seth Lugo notched a quality start in his last game, hurling six frames and allowing three runs. However, the Padres were unable to get the win against the Cardinals and fell 6-5.
Across their last ten games, the Padres’ offense is 7th in batting average, leading to an average of 4.5 runs per contest in that span. Overall, they are the 15th ranked scoring offense and posted a season-long OPS of .736 on 174 (11th).
Juan Soto has been a force to be reckoned with in the Padres’ lineup this season. He leads the team in home runs with 27 and RBIs with 82, while boasting a .489 slugging percentage. His impressive offensive performance has been integral to the team’s success this year.