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Wil Myers and the surging San Diego Padres will do battle against their division rival San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park in a Tuesday showdown. The matchup will begin at 9:45 p.m. ET and Fox Sports San Diego is in line to showcase the game.

San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants Odds

Las Vegas has San Diego (-120) as the favorite over San Francisco (+110). If you’re thinking the game’s total is going to go below 7.5 runs, then Vegas is currently offering -110 odds to play the under. Playing the over can give you -110 odds. There’s a runline of Padres -1.5 (+125) and Giants +1.5 (-145) for this matchup.

The Padres are 7-4 SU and have gone 6-4 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 1.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline in this young season and 2.6 units ATS. San Diego’s covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven. The Giants, on the other hand, are 3-8 SU and 4-6 ATS. They’ve lost 2.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 5.0 units ATS. San Francisco has a 3-4 ATS record over its last seven games and the total has gone under in three of those seven.

Giants games have an over/under record of 3-6-1 so far in 2019. San Diego has an over/under record of 4-6.

Joey Lucchesi (2-0, 0.00 ERA) will get the start for San Diego. The southpaw Lucchesi recorded 145 strikeouts over 130 innings last year (with only 43 walks) but finished the season 8-9 overall with a 4.08 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP. He made two starts against San Francisco in 2018 and compiled a 1-0 record against the Giants with a 3.27 ERA and 17 strikeouts.

The Giants have tabbed lefty Derek Holland (0-1, 5.00 ERA) as their starter. Holland recorded 169 strikeouts over 171 innings last year (30 starts), while finishing the season 7-9 overall with a 3.57 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP. He recorded five starts against San Diego a year ago and registered a 1-1 record with a 5.47 ERA and 21 strikeouts.

San Diego’s pitchers have allowed 3.6 runs per game and its starters own a 3.02 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 7.88 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.86, along with a K-per-9 of 10.56.

The Padres offense has slashed .235/.316/.419 on its way to 3.7 runs scored per game in 2019, including over the team’s last five contests (4-1 SU).

San Diego’s hitters have been paced by left fielder Wil Myers and third baseman Manny Machado. Myers is slashing .316/.350/.579 with 12 hits, five RBIs and five runs scored, while Machado (.256/.370/.436) is up to 10 hits, two homers, five RBIs and six runs scored.

For the home team, San Francisco’s pitching staff has yielded 3.8 runs per game overall in 2019. Its starters have an ERA of 3.95, a WHIP of 1.26 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.2. The bullpen has recorded a solid ERA of just 2.43, a WHIP of 1.19 and a K/9 of 7.1. In eight games against NL West foes, Giants starters have an ERA of 3.35 and the bullpen’s ERA is 2.63.

San Francisco’s hitters are putting up 2.7 runs per contest, including 3.2 per game over their last five. The team’s hit .199/.267/.304 over its last five matchups and is 1-4 SU during that stretch.

Shortstop Brandon Crawford and right fielder Steven Duggar have led the Giants’ offense this year. Crawford is hitting .289/.325/.342 with 11 hits, one RBI and three runs scored, and Duggar’s line sits at .222/.250/.378 with 10 hits, five RBIs and four runs.

The Padres have gained 3.0 units and are 3-0 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has cashed in zero of those games, compared to three that’ve hit the under in such games. On the other hand, the Giants have netted 0.0 units and are 3-2 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in one of those games, compared to four that’ve gone under.

Padres vs. Giants MLB Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Giants, ATS Winner – Giants, O/U – UNDER

Betting Notes

  • San Diego has logged 19 extra-base hits over its last five games. San Francisco has nine XBH over its last five.
  • The Padres have won four of their last five games SU while the Giants have lost five of their last six.
  • San Diego has posted 19.3 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 18.8 over its last five.
  • The Padres have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games, including nine over their last five.
  • The Padres have an OPS of .736 this season and an OPS of .825 against left-handed pitchers. The Giants’ OPS stands at .578 overall and .604 against southpaws.