Padres vs. Giants prediction and odds for Monday, June 19 (Giants hot bats could cool off)

San Francisco Giants DH Joc Pederson
San Francisco Giants DH Joc Pederson / John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

This was the weekend of NL West teams making a statement. The San Diego Padres took two of three from the best team in baseball, but more notably the San Francisco Giants swept the Dodgers in LA and are on a seven game win streak. The Giants have catapulted themselves into second place out west at 39-32 while the Padres are four games behind San Fran at 35-36 and in fourth.

With four games head-to-head this week, the Padres could get right back into the division race or the Giants could emerge as the best team out west. The Padres will go with Michael Wacha on the mound against Ryan Walker. Let’s get into the odds for Game 1 tonight.

Padres vs. Giants odds, run line and total

Padres vs. Giants prediction and pick

Wacha has been great for the Padres this month, he has allowed a run in either of his last two starts and in those 12.2 innings has only surrendered six hits and two walks with 12 strikeouts. He is 7-2 with an ERA down to 2.89 and part of the third best pitching staff by ERA in June. The Giants are right behind San Diego’s 3.07 ERA this month, fourth in ERA at 3.13. Once Wacha is done he will hand the ball off to the third best bullpen by ERA in the MLB this year.

The Giants on the other hand are starting this one with their bullpen. Ryan Walker is 2-0 with a 1.23 ERA in 14.2 innings of work all out of the bullpen. The Giants are 11th in bullpen ERA this season. 

The recent winning done by each team is more a product of their pitching, but their lineups have been very good too. San Fran is second in runs in June with 97 and fifth in team OPS. Lamonte Wade Jr. has been great this month with a team high seven extra base hits, 11 RBI and 11 strikeouts to 12 walks. Getting Joc Pederson back healthy has also been a big boost, he has a 1.031 OPS in 35 at-bats this month. San Diego is 11th in runs in June and seventh in OPS. 

Wacha has only given up five total runs across his last eight starts with five more scoreless outings than ones where he’s given up runs. He’s the hottest pitcher in baseball right now, so I have to take the under. 

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