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Padres vs Giants Odds, Lines, and Spread – July 29

San Diego Padres outfielder Wil Myers.
San Diego Padres outfielder Wil Myers is just .158 against Johnny Cueto in 19 career at-bats. Photo by Ian D'Andrea (Flickr).
  • The San Diego Padres are off to 4-1 start, tied for joint-best in baseball through the opening week of the season
  • Giants starter Johnny Cueto is 8-4 in 15 career starts against San Diego
  • Find the odds, matchup analysis and a pick for the game in the article below

After spoiling the San Francisco Giants’ home opener with a 5-3 win on Tuesday night, the San Diego Padres will look to keep that winning feeling going on Wednesday. They should feel confident in doing so, sending right-hander Chris Paddack to the mound to continue his impressive start to the season.

The Giants, who have opened their 2020 campaign by going 2-3, will be hoping to get the ship moving in the right direction. The presence of right-hander Johnny Cueto, who is 8-4 in 15 career starts against San Diego, will give the Giants hope they can do just that when the teams take the field for Game 2 of their three-game set at 9:45 pm ET.

San Diego’s hot start to the season has seen it open as the -166 favorite in the Padres vs Giants odds.

San Diego Padres vs San Francisco Giants Odds

Team Moneyline Runline Over/Under Total at FanDuel
San Diego Padres -166 -1.5 (+100) O 8 (-104)
San Francisco Giants +144 +1.5 (-118) U 8 (-118)

Odds taken July 29

Paddack Finding His Groove

With just 27 career starts, the 24-year-old Paddack is very much still finding his way in his second major league season. The early returns on 2020 have been good, as the right-hander made his first Opening Day start last week, pitching six scoreless innings to set the Padres on course for a comfortable 7-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Giants Career Stats vs Paddack

Player AB HR RBI AVG.
Brandon Crawford 7 0 0 .000
Alex Dickerson 3 0 0 .000
Mauricio Dubon 3 0 0 .333
Wilmer Flores 5 0 0 .400
Pablo Sandoval 5 0 1 .500
Austin Slater 1 0 0 .000
Mike Yastrzemski 5 0 0 .000

Due to his age and experience, Paddack has not had a lot of game time against the Giants. He is 1-0 in three career starts with a 2.65 ERA across 17 innings against San Francisco.

However, two of those three starts have taken place at Oracle Park, where he picked up his win against the Giants last August, giving up one run over seven innings. In 12 career innings in San Francisco, Paddack has given up four runs in 12 innings for a 3.00 ERA.

After pitching his entire rookie season with five days’ rest between starts, Wednesday’s game will be the first time Paddack has pitched on four days’ rest.

Giants Put Trust In Cueto

After he gave up just one run over four innings on Opening Day, the San Francisco Giants will be hoping for something similar from Johnny Cueto on Wednesday, albeit going deeper into the game. Cueto was pulled after just 63 pitches.

Now in his fifth season with San Francisco, the right-hander is 126-87 in his career, with a 3.34 ERA.

Padres Career Stats vs Cueto

Player AB HR RBI AVG.
Greg Garcia 5 0 0 .200
Austin Hedges 4 0 1 .250
Eric Hosmer 6 0 0 .333
Manny Machado 9 1 3 .222
Wil Myers 19 1 2 .158
Tommy Pham 3 0 0 .333

The last few seasons have been tough physically on the 34-year-old Cueto, who hasn’t made double digits in starts since the 2017 season.

But he has always seemed to enjoy pitching against the Padres, going 8-4 in 15 career starts with a 3.30 ERA and a WHIP of 1.178 in 15 starts against them, with four complete games pitched.

In 38 career starts in San Francisco, both for the Giants and against them, Cueto is 15-10 with a 3.54 ERA.

Cueto will also look to continue his dominance of Padres slugger Wil Myers. Myers, who hit the game-winning home run in Tuesday’s contest, is just .158 in 19 career at-bats against the Giants right-hander.

Padres on the Rise

With a 4-1 start to the season, confidence is riding high in San Diego, and their recent games against San Francisco should give them hope of continuing that fast start.

The Padres have won three straight against the Giants and four of their last five contests.

However, over the last 10 matchups, the teams are spilt evenly, 5-5.

Pick: Padres (-166); -1.5 (+100)

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