Free MLB Picks Today: San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 6/20/23

Free MLB Picks Today: San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 6/20/23
Tue 20th June 2023

The San Francisco Giants (40-32) host the San Diego Padres (35-37) at Oracle Park on Tuesday. The Giants took Monday’s series opener 7-4 in 10 innings, their eighth straight victory overall and first in three games against the Padres this season. Reliever Camilo Doval was credited with the win after throwing one scoreless inning.

Mike Yastrzemski went 3 for 5 with two home runs, three runs, and four RBIs in the win. David Villar added a solo home run. Juan Soto was 2 for 4 with two solo home runs for the Padres. Ha-Seong Kim went 3 for 4 with two RBIs.


Seth Lugo (3-3, 3.18 ERA) is set to take the mound for San Diego. The right-hander allowed five runs over two innings in his last start, a 5-4 road defeat against the Royals on May 16. He was charged with the loss, scattering four hits while striking out two and walking two.

Lugo is making his first appearance against the Giants this season. Over two appearances (zero starts) against the Giants in 2022, Lugo was 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA over two innings. He had two strikeouts and no walk.

RHP Anthony DeSclafani (4-6, 4.31 ERA) will toe the rubber for San Francisco. It’s his first appearance of the season against the Padres. In his last start on Wednesday, DeSclafani took a no-decision on the road against the Cardinals. He threw three innings and gave up five runs on seven hits, striking out seven and walking one in the 8-5 victory.


Over the last five games, San Diego has averaged 3.8 runs a game, a small drop compared to their season average of 4.2. Against righties like DeSclafani this season, the Padres have a .692 OPS. Soto is the team’s best performer against right-handers with a .980 OPS in 166 at-bats.

San Francisco is averaging 8.8 runs per game in the last five, up from 5.0 for the season, with a higher on-base percentage (.349 vs .330). The Giants have a .765 OPS against right-handers in 2023. With a .899 OPS over 178 at-bats, LaMonte Wade Jr. has been their best hitter against right-handers.


San Diego is 16-17 in road games in 2023, scoring 4.4 runs per game while allowing 4.2 runs. San Francisco has gone 19-17 in front of their home fans this season, averaging 4.3 runs per game while surrendering 4.3. In the last 10 games at Oracle Park between the NL West rivals, San Diego is 7-3 with an average scoreline of 4.6-4.5.


The Padres are fourth in the NL West, eight games behind the division-leading Diamondbacks. The Giants are second in the NL West, three games behind the Diamondbacks.

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SD Padres (-115)

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