BlackJack’s Favorite Wednesday MLB Bet: Will Giants Complete the Sweep vs. Padres?


Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: (Left to right) Tyler Austin, Donovan Solano and Jeff Samardzija

Another day, another divisional battle that presents an opportunity. Let’s dive into my favorite wager on Wednesday’s MLB slate.

Betting odds: San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres

Probable starters: Shaun Anderson (3-2, 3.86 ERA) vs. Cal Quantrill (2-2, 4.66 ERA)

  • Giants odds: +113
  • Padres odds: -123
  • Over/under: 8.5
  • First pitch: 9:10 p.m. ET

The Giants have won the first two games of this series by a combined margin of 23-6. San Fran has won three games in a row, and four of five, while the Padres, conversely, have lost three in a row. This is a situation that reeks of regression ahead.

The Giants are hitting .230 as a team, good for next-to-last in all of MLB. In fact they are bottom three in MLB in runs, hits, home runs, average, OBP, and total bases. The fact that this lineup has scored so many runs of late would indicate they are long overdue for a clunker of an outing.

While Shaun Anderson has performed well for San Francisco, he has surrendered multiple runs in each of his past 10 starts. And facing a Padres lineup that’s ready to avoid a sweep at the hands of the NL West cellar-dwellers at home, Anderson shouldn’t be trusted in this spot.

Padres starter Cal Quantrill has struggled a little bit after his initial call-up to the majors, but he bounced back in his appearances out of the bullpen. He returns to the rotation tonight and has the benefit of facing one of the worst offenses in baseball at one of the most pitcher-friendly ballparks in the league.

I’ll be riding the Padres moneyline tonight and hopefully cashing those tickets!

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