Padres vs. Giants prediction and odds for Tuesday, June 20

San Francisco Giants first baseman LaMonte Wade Jr. (31)
San Francisco Giants first baseman LaMonte Wade Jr. (31) / Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco Giants just keep on winning. Yesterday a 7-4 win over the San Diego Padres in the opener of a four-game series took them to 40-32 and extended their win streak to eight straight. The Padres are 35-37 and in fourth in the NL West. The Giants are second. 

For the second game of this series the Giants will try to keep the wins coming with Anthony DeSclafani on the mound against Seth Lugo. DeSclafani is 4-6 with a 4.31 ERA in 14 starts for San Francisco while Lugo has gone 3-3 in eight starts for the Padres with a 4.10 ERA. 

Despite all the winning, the Giants are home underdogs tonight. 

Padres vs. Giants odds, run line and total

Padres vs. Giants prediction and pick

A big key to the success of the Giants this season is the flexibility in their lineup. It can look very different from day-to-day to fit the matchup.

However, a few of the keys to that versatility Wilmer Flores and JD Davis are both out due to injury. Now, with Mitch Haniger on the IL the options are starting to thin out for San Francisco. Luckily Joc Pederson just got back healthy and their primary options against right-handers, Thairo Estrada Michael Conforto and Lamont Wade Jr. will be in the lineup. 

Heath is certainly becoming a concern and probably a big reason that they are underdogs at home, but oddsmakers need to stop doubting the Giants. 12 times this year the Giants have been home underdogs and they have won outright in nine of those games. That’s the most wins of any team with a winning record in that scenario. 

Last time out, Seth Lugo gave up five runs to the Royals in just two innings, so without Flores, Davis, or Haniger, the Giants will be a more formidable lineup tonight than Kansas City ever is. Mike Yastrzemski had three hits including a 3-run homer last night and if he keeps swinging the bat like this then San Francisco will be fine against the right-handed Lugo. 

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