Sunday MLB Odds Preview on San Francisco vs San Diego
This is the time of the year when teams start to show the heart of a champion, but what do you do if that heart appears to no longer be beating? That seems to be the question being asked of the World Champion San Francisco Giants, as it now looks as though their chances of making it to the playoffs to defend their crown are pretty slim on sports betting odds. The Giants will welcome in the San Diego Padres on Sunday.
A Brief Report on the Sunday MLB Odds Preview on San Francisco vs San Diego & TV Info
Date: Sunday, September 13, 2015
Venue: AT&T Park
The Giants (72-68) have spent the vast majority of the season trying to chase down the LA Dodgers in the West Division, and they have always seemed to come up short. They are now 8.5 games back, and unless the Dodgers have some monumental collapse, this thing is over.
It certainly feels as though it’s the end of an era in San Francisco, with Tim Hudson announcing his retirement, and Tim Lincecum probably not returning next season. The Giants aren’t in as poor a shape as many of the teams in this league, but they will have some work to do in the offseason if they want to compete again in the coming years. For now, though, they are going to have just a few more weeks to enjoy their time as the champions. Mike Leake (9-8, 3.70 ERA) has made 5 starts for the Giants since coming over from Cincinnati, but has yet to pick up his first win.
The San Diego Padres (67-74) are another team who have fallen well short of expectations this season, especially given the big moves they made during last offseason. It’s tough to tell what the Padres are going to do once this season ends, as they pretty much held their ground at the trade deadline. That said, they were still in the thick of a Wild card race at that point, which made the decision to hang on to some key guys a little easier to understand. Things have not gone well since then, though, and their 3-7 record through the last 10 games is a pretty good indicator of how far this team has fallen. They are coming into this series having taken 2 of 3 from the Rockies, but that in itself is not a major feat. Colin Rea (3-3, 4.26 ERA) will take to the mound for the Padres on Sunday.
Key Online Betting Trends
San Diego is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
San Diego is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 14 of San Diego’s last 19 games on the road
San Diego is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego’s last 5 games when playing San Francisco
San Francisco is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
San Francisco is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco’s last 7 games
San Francisco is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco’s last 5 games at home
Consider This Before Placing Your Bets
Two teams with very little to play for at this moment, although the Giants will try to tell you otherwise. It may be that belief that actually works in the favor of the Giants, which is why I like them to get the win here.