2017 MLB Expert Picks San Francisco At Philadelphia
Before the start of every single baseball season, fans and pundits spend a whole lot of time talking about which teams are in with a shot at winning the World Series, whilst also talking about which teams are going to be scraping the bottom of the barrel. There are several teams that are obviously very bad, but every year delivers a team or two that is a whole lot worse off than we expected. No-one is particularly surprised that the Philadelphia Phillies are awful, mostly because they have been getting rid of every decent player they have had over the past few seasons.
One team that has been surprisingly poor this season is the San Francisco Giants. They have slipped while other teams in the division, most notably Colorado and Arizona, have improved. The Phillies and Giants find themselves at the bottom of their respective divisions, and both will be looking to take something positive from their upcoming weekend series, which begins in Philadelphia on Friday night.
Analyzing The 2017 MLB Expert Picks Giants At Phillies
When: Friday, June 2 at 7:05 PM EST
Where: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
Starting Pitchers: Ty Blach Vs Jerad Eickhoff
TV: NBCS BA, NBC 10
Radio: KNBR 680, 94 WIP
Live Stream: MLB.TV
MLB Odds: San Francisco Giants Moneyline -105
Why bet on the San Francisco Giants
There is no real mystery to what the problem is with the San Francisco Giants (22-33) this season. This is a team that simply cannot manufacture enough runs to win on any given night. What makes things even more frustrating for the Giants is that their starting pitchers are holding up their end of the bargain, sitting second in the league in quality starts. The Giants are on a 3-game losing skid right now, and are just 3-7 in their last 10 games. You know a team has issues when the only real signs of life we have seen from them of late are in a bench-clearing brawl versus the Nationals. At just 9-19 on the road, the Giants are going to have their work cut out for them in Philly. Ty Blach (3-2, 3.83 ERA) will start for the Giants.
Why bet on the Philadelphia Phillies
This looks as though it is going to be another excruciatingly long season for fans of the Philadelphia Phillies (17-34). They are getting very little in the way of offense, and the pitching staff is sitting dead last, or close to it, in all the major categories. Philly are on a 4-game losing skid that really shows no sign of coming to a halt anytime soon, and even the prospect of playing another last place team is not one that fills you with much confidence that they can get the job done. The Phillies have been a little better at home, but are still 3 games under .500 in their own park. Jerad Eickhoff (0-5, 4.74 ERA) will start.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
Two teams that are not very good going head to head here, but one of them still appears to be a bit better than the other. I like the Giants to win this series, starting with a victory on Friday night.