San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants
|Date & Time||Wednesday June 12, 2019, 9:45 PM (EDT)|
San Francisco, California
The Line: San Diego Padres -147 / San Francisco Giants +125 -- Over/Under: 7.5
The San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants meet Wednesday in MLB action at Oracle Park.
The San Diego Padres could use a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Padres have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The San Diego Padres have won eight of their last 11 games when scoring four or more runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 72 hits and 38 RBI while Manny Machado and Franmil Reyes have combined for 108 hits and 66 RBI. Joey Lucchesi gets the ball, and he is 5-3 with a 4.21 ERA and 67 strikeouts this season. Lucchesi is 2-1 with a 4.87 ERA and 28 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The San Francisco Giants also need a win after losing four of their last six games. The Giants have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last six games. The San Francisco Giants have lost 10 of their last 12 games when scoring three or less runs. Steven Duggar leads the Giants with 54 hits and 28 RBI while Joe Panik and Kevin Pillar have combined for 102 hits and 46 RBI. Shaun Anderson gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 4.18 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. This will be Anderson’s first career game against the Padres.
The Padres are 9-4 in their last 13 Wednesday games, 4-10 in Lucchesi's last 14 starts with 5 days of rest and 4-1 in Lucchesi's last 5 starts. The Giants are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series, 3-14 in their last 17 Wednesday games and 1-7 in their last 8 home games. The Padres are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings and the under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. The over is 6-2 in Giants last 8 home games. The over is 5-1 in Lucchesi's last 6 road starts.
Lucchesi hasn't been the most consistent pitcher in the world this season and he has a 6.75 ERA and a .272 allowed batting average on the road. Anderson has had his issues as well, and he has a 4.80 ERA and .302 allowed batting average at home. While offense has been an issue for the Padres during this losing stretch and scoring is like pulling teeth for the Giants, this feels like a game where both lineups can get comfortable and break out of their funk a bit. I like the over more than trying to pick a side in this contest.