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The San Diego Padres will be facing off against their in-state foe San Francisco Giants in a Wednesday night game. Fox Sports San Diego is in line to showcase the matchup and the first pitch is scheduled for 9:45 p.m. ET.

San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants Odds

San Francisco (+135) is entering into this contest as an underdog against San Diego (-145) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this night game at 8 runs. The odds for betting on the game’s total currently sit at -110 for both the over and the under. Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the current odds sitting at Padres -1.5 runs (+100) and Giants +1.5 runs (-120).

The Giants are just 27-38 straight up (SU) and 27-37 against the spread (ATS). The team has lost 6.9 units for moneyline bettors and 20.1 units ATS. San Francisco has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the under has hit in four of those seven. The Padres have gone 33-34 SU this year and are 28-38 ATS. Overall, the club has lost 2.4 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 15.6 units ATS. San Diego has covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the over has hit in four of those seven.

Neither squad has been an obvious over/under play this season. Giants games have a 32-30-2 over/under record so far in 2019. San Diego has an over/under record of 31-30-5.

Joey Lucchesi is getting the nod for the visiting Padres. The southpaw Lucchesi is 5-3 with a 4.21 ERA and 67 strikeouts. He’s 1-1 with 11 strikeouts and a 6.75 ERA against San Francisco this year (two starts).

The Giants are turning to Shaun Anderson (1-1, 4.18 ERA). Anderson has 16 punchouts and eight walks, along with a 1.36 WHIP. Anderson hasn’t faced the Padres yet this year and did not record any MLB pitching stats last season.

San Francisco’s pitching staff has given up 5.1 runs per game overall in 2019 as a unit. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 5.22, a WHIP of 1.41 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.2. The bullpen has a 3.82 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 9.2 K/9. In 29 games against divisional foes, Giants starters have an ERA of 4.28 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.66.

The San Francisco offense has put up 3.8 runs per outing, including 3.5 per game against divisional foes and 2.6 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .204/.273/.299 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

Right fielder Steven Duggar and second baseman Joe Panik have paced the Giants’ batters this year. Duggar is hitting .236/.279/.354 with four home runs, 28 RBIs and 23 runs scored, while Panik’s line is .245/.318/.343 with three homers, 19 RBIs and 23 runs scored.

In the other dugout, San Diego’s pitching staff allowed 4.5 runs per game and its starters own a 4.06 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 8.22 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.51, along with a K-per-9 of 9.99.

Padres hitters have slashed .231/.296/.409 on their way to 4.0 runs scored per game in 2019, including 3.7 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

San Diego’s offense has been led by first baseman Eric Hosmer and third baseman Manny Machado, who’ve collectively swatted 20 home runs. Hosmer is slashing .285/.331/.447 with 10 home runs, 38 RBIs and 36 runs scored. Machado is hitting .238/.326/.397 with 10 homers, 33 RBIs and 30 runs scored.

The Padres have lost 2.3 units and are 21-33 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in 26 of those games, compared to 24 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Giants have lost 3.1 units and are 9-11 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over has cashed in nine of those games, compared to 10 that went under the total.

Padres at Giants MLB Prediction

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

Betting Notes

  • The under has hit in four of San Francisco’s last seven games.
  • The Padres have an OPS of .706 this season and an OPS of .699 against right-handed pitchers. The Giants’ OPS stands at .655 overall and .666 against righties.
  • San Diego has recorded 18.3 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 17.6 over its last five.
  • The Padres have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games. The Giants have hit nine over their last 10.