Padres vs. Giants Prediction

San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants 6/21/18, Prediction & Odds

The San Francisco Giants are trying to stay relevant in a competitive NL West as we near the midway point of the season. With the San Diego Padres coming to San Francisco to begin a four-game series tonight, will the Giants take the first game in the series with Madison Bumgarner on the mound?

Game Snapshot

909 San Diego Padres at 910 San Francisco Giants

Thursday, June 21, 2018

AT&T Park at 10:15PM ET

TV: NBCS BA

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers, the Giants are a -148 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Padres are a +138 underdog, while the total is set at 7.5 runs. As of Thursday afternoon, 71 percent of public bets are pouring in on host San Francisco. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.

Padres enter on four-game skid

San Diego lost 12 at home Wednesday night to Oakland for its fourth loss in a row. The Padres fell behind 7-0 in the third and could not recover. Joey Lucchesi took the loss as he lasted only 1 2/3 innings, giving up four earned runs on three hits with three strikeouts and two walks. Travis Jankowski helped lead the San Diego offense as he went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, a run and an RBI. Christian Villanueva finished 2-for-4 with a solo home run. Manuel Margot was 2-for-3 with a walk.

Giants take two of three from Marlins

After dropping the series opener Monday night at home against Miami, San Francisco rebounded with two straight wins including Wednesday's 6-5 triumph. Brandon Belt helped pace the offense as he finished 3-for-4 with a double, a run and an RBI. Nick Hundley was 2-for-4 with a run. Hunter Pence ended the game 2-for-4 with a stolen base, a run and two RBIs. Gorkys Hernandez was 1-for-4 with two RBIs. Derek Holland picked up the win as he allowed three earned runs on seven hits with seven strikeouts and two walks over six innings. Reyes Moronta picked up his first save of the season with a perfect ninth inning, striking out one.

Tyson Ross (5-4, 3.51 ERA) will start today for the Padres, while Madison Bumgarner (0-2, 4.67) goes for the Giants.

MLB Betting Trends

San Diego

The under is 7-1 in the last eight Padres road games. The under is 9-2 in the last 11 San Diego games on Thursdays.

San Francisco

The Giants are 9-2 in their last 11 home games. San Francisco is 6-13 in its last 19 Thursday games.

Prediction:

Bumgarner hasn't quite been himself since returning from injury, but against a subpar offense this could be a chance for him to start trending in the right direction. Ross is having a solid season, but I'm going to say he gives up a few here and doesn't get the support from his offense to overcome it. Go with the hosts.

 

MLB DAILY PREDICTION: SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS -148

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