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San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants Betting Preview

The San Francisco Giants (41-32, 20-17 home) and San Diego Padres (35-38, 16-18 away) continue a four-game series between the two California rivals with the third matchup on Wednesday night. San Francisco took the first two games of the series, beating the Padres on a walkoff walk on Tuesday night.

The first pitch of Game 3 is scheduled for 9:45 p.m. EST inside Oracle Park in San Francisco, California. San Diego is the betting favorite (-115 moneyline), while the over/under total is eight runs.

What to Know – San Diego Padres

San Diego looks to get back on the winning train after losing the first two games of the series against the Giants. The Padres have fallen to fourth in the NL West, trailing the leading Arizona Diamondbacks by 8.5 games.

Right-hander Yu Darvish (5-5, 4.74 ERA, 1.20 WHIP) gets the ball for the Padres on the hill. The veteran starter tries to bounce back after suffering his worst outing of the month in his last start. Darvish has logged 74.0 innings, surrendering 39 earned runs, 66 hits, 23 walks, and struck out 79 batters.

On offense, San Diego is 26th amongst league teams hitting .229 as a squad and averaging 4.2 runs per contest. The pitching staff for the Padres is sixth in the league and second in the NL, sporting a 3.79 team ERA.

Since his return from his 20-game suspension to begin the season, Fernando Tatis Jr. has picked right back up where he left off from his 2021 season after missing all of 2022. Tatis Jr. leads the Padres with a .291 batting average and 15 home runs. Juan Soto has added a team-high 39 runs batted in.

What to Know – San Francisco Giants

San Francisco extended its winning streak to nine games with the Tuesday night victory. The Giants have vaulted to second place in the NL West, sitting 2.5 games behind Arizona.

The Giants counter with righty Ryan Walker (2-0, 1.65 ERA, 1.16 WHIP), who will make his second start for San Fran after being used out of the bullpen. Walker was called up to the Giants’ pitching staff in May, and his longest outing lasted three innings. In 12 appearances, the 27-year-old has pitched 16.1 innings, allowed three earned runs on 16 hits and three walks with 15 strikeouts.

Offensively, the Giants are 14th in the majors with a .254 team batting average and score five runs per game. San Francisco’s pitching staff sits eighth in the MLB with a 3.83 team earned run average.

J.D. Davis comes in hitting .286 with a team-best 40 RBIs, and Michael Conforto is right behind Davis driving in 37 runs. Conforto has blasted 12 home runs this season, two more than Davis and Mike Yastrzemski.

The Pick is In

San Diego breaks up the Giants’ winning streak tonight with Darvish on the hill. The Padres use the clutch hitting of Tatis Jr. and Soto to get back into the win column.

The Pick: San Diego Padres ML

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