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San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants - 9/18/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Francisco Giants (70-80) at San Diego Padres (60-90)
Date & Time Tuesday September 18, 2018, 10:10 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: San Diego Padres -140 / San Francisco Giants +120 --- Over/Under: 7.5
TV Channel
FS-San Diego
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MLB | San Francisco Giants (70-80) at San Diego Padres (60-90)
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The San Francisco Giants and the San Diego Padres meet in game two of their NL West division set from Petco Park in MLB action on Tuesday.

The San Francisco Giants will look to keep their momentum going after a 4-2 win in the series opener on Monday. Evan Longoria belted a two run home run, while Brandon Crawford had a solo home run and Aramis Garcia added an RBI to round out San Fran’s scoring in the win. Chris Shaw went 3 for 3 with a double and Joe Panik had two hits while Gregor Blanco, Nick Hundley and Alen Hanson each had a base hit in the win. Andrew Suarez got the win after allowing both runs on four hits over 7.2 innings of work to improve to 7-11 this season. Derek Holland will start game two and is 7-8 with a 3.46 ERA and 159 strikeouts this season. In his career, Holland is 1-1 with a 6.20 ERA and 21 strikeouts against San Diego.

The San Diego Padres will look to rebound after dropping game one on Monday. Austin Hedges belted a solo home run while Hunter Renfroe added an RBI of his own in the loss. Franmil Reyes, Wil Myers and Freddy Galvis each added a base hit as the Padres mustered up just five hits as a team in the defeat. Bryan Mitchell took the loss to fall to 1-4 this season after allowing all four runs on nine hits while striking out four over five innings of work.Joey Lucchesi will start game two and is 8-8 with a 3.67 ERA and 123 strikeouts this season. This will be Lucchesi’s second career start against San Francisco.

San Francisco is 4-1 in Holland’s last 5 division starts and 4-12 in their last 16 games overall while the under is 16-4-1 in their last 21 Tuesday games. San Diego is 0-9 in Lucchesi’s last 9 division starts and 1-8 in their last 9 home games against a left-handed starter while the over is 4-0 in Lucchesi’s last 4 home starts. San Francisco is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.

The Giants have lost each of Holland’s last three starts, but it’s not for a lack of trying on Holland’s part as he has allowed just four runs over 18 innings over that span. Holland has actually allowed two runs or less in nine of his last ten starts and while Lucchesi has been decent in his own right, I simply don’t trust the Padres enough to lay this kind of juice so I’ll take what I feel is the better team at plus money, and that’s the Giants.

San Francisco -140

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