Trend points to the under in the Giants-Padres series finale
Wed, Apr 7th 12:10pm EDT
The over/under in this afternoon's series finale is 7.5 runs, per BettingPros consensus odds. San Diego's Blake Snell was yanked before earning the win in his first start after 85 pitches and eight strikeouts over 4 ⅔ innings. It is clear the Padres will be careful with their prized offseason acquisition, so do not expect Snell to go more than 85 pitches once again. San Francisco’s lineup’s unfamiliarity is appealing for the under, as only three Giants have ever faced Snell in their careers. The most successful of the three is Wilmer Flores (3-for-5), who is the only one to get a hit off him. Giants starter Kevin Gausman dazzled on Opening Day, holding Seattle to one run over 6 ⅔ innings, striking out six. Gausman struggled against San Diego last year, posting a 5.06 ERA in two appearances. However, of the nine hits in 27 at-bats that the current Padres have against him, just one has gone for an extra-base hit (a double by Jurickson Profar). The Padres will play their second consecutive game without Fernando Tatis Jr., who is on the IL after injuring his shoulder.