Free MLB Picks Today: San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 6/21/23

Free MLB Picks Today: San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 6/21/23
Wed 21st June 2023

The San Francisco Giants (41-32) host the San Diego Padres (35-38) at Oracle Park on Wednesday. The Giants lead the series 2-0 after winning 4-3 on Tuesday, their ninth straight victory overall and second in four games against the Padres this season.

Tyler Rogers got the win with one scoreless inning out of the bullpen. Joc Pederson went 1 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs in the win. Fernando Tatis Jr. was 3 for 5 with a home run and two runs for the Padres, stretching his on-base streak to 13 games.


Yu Darvish (5-5, 4.30 ERA) is slated to take the mound for San Diego. The righty allowed six runs over five innings in his last start, a 6-2 road defeat against the Rays on Friday. He took the loss, scattering eight hits while striking out five and walking one.

Darvish has made one previous start against the Giants this season, a 6-4 home victory on April 30. He surrendered four runs on nine hits over six innings, striking out nine.


Over the last five games, San Diego has averaged only 3.2 runs a game, down from their season average of 4.2, partially thanks to diminished slugging (.362 vs .395).

San Francisco is averaging 8.0 runs per game in the last five, up from 5.0 for the season, with a better slash line (.261/.354/.422). The Giants have a .762 OPS against righties in 2023. With a .899 OPS over 178 at-bats, LaMonte Wade Jr. has been their best hitter against right-handers.


San Diego is on a three-game losing streak in road games, bringing their record to 16-18 in 2023. The Padres have scored 4.4 runs per game away from home while allowing 4.2 runs. San Francisco has won three in a row at their home park.

The Giants are 20-17 at home this season, averaging 4.3 runs per game while surrendering 4.2. San Diego is 6-4 in the last 10 games between the NL West rivals at Oracle Park despite an average scoreline favoring San Francisco (4.7-4.5).


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

SportsTips’ MLB Pick:

SD Padres (-120)

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