Free MLB Picks Today: San Diego Padres vs San Francisco Giants 10/5/22

Free MLB Picks Today: San Diego Padres vs San Francisco Giants 10/5/22
Wed 5th October 2022

The Padres lead the series 2-0 after winning 6-2 on Tuesday, their seventh straight head-to-head victory and 13th in 18 games this season. Starter Sean Manaea threw six scoreless innings – striking out six – to get the win. Wil Myers went 2 for 5 with a home run and two RBIs in the win. LaMonte Wade Jr. was 1 for 1 with one run for the Giants.


RHP Mike Clevinger (7-7, 4.33 ERA) gets the ball for San Diego. He has made one prior start against the Giants this season, giving up two runs over five innings in a 6-5 road win on August 29. He gave up five hits and walked one, while striking out three in the win. In his last start on Saturday, Clevinger got the win at home against the White Sox. He threw six innings and gave up one run on three hits, striking out three, in the 5-2 triumph.


Over the last five games, San Francisco has averaged 4.8 runs a game, a small gain compared to their season average of 4.4. Against right-handed pitchers like Clevinger this season, the Giants have a .695 OPS. Joc Pederson is the team’s most productive hitter against right-handers with a .894 OPS in 331 at-bats. San Diego is averaging only 4.0 runs per game in the last five, down slightly from 4.4 for the season.


San Francisco is 36-44 in road games in 2022, scoring 4.3 runs per game while allowing 4.6 runs. San Diego has gone 44-36 at Petco Park this season, averaging 3.8 runs per game while surrendering 3.7. In the last 10 games between the NL West rivals at Petco Park, San Diego is 7-3 with an average scoreline of 4.9-4.3.


The Giants are third in the NL West, 30 games behind the division-leading Dodgers. They are fifth in the Wild Card race, seven games out of third. The Padres are second in the NL West, 21 games behind the Dodgers. They currently occupy one of the Wild Card spots, sitting second with a magic number of zero.

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SD Padres

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