San Francisco vs Philadelphia MLB Odds Preview
Anyone who watches major league baseball on a regular basis is now well aware that it’s never really a good idea to get too carried away with the results in the first couple of months of the season. This is particularly true when talking about teams that are seriously overachieving. Every year, it seems as though we see one surprise team come storming out of the gate, but what usually happens is that they end up playing the way we expected they would, resulting in a rather resounding crash back to earth. That is exactly what is happening with the Philadelphia Phillies, as their early season promise has been essentially wiped out in the space of a couple of weeks. Things don’t get any easier for the Phillies this weekend, as Friday sees them begin a 3-game series against a San Francisco Giants team that looks very much like a contender. Expect the Giants to be rather heavy pro baseball betting line favorites for this one.
How To Bet on the Phillies @ Giants MLB Odds, TV & Game Info
When: Friday, June 24 at 10:15 PM EST
Where: AT&T Park, San Francisco
Starting Pitchers: Phillies: Zack Eflin (0-2) vs. Giants: Jake Peavy (3-6)
TV: TCN, CSN-Bay
Radio: Phillies and Giants
Live Stream: CSN
MLB Odds: TBA
Why bet on the Philadelphia Phillies
It’s hard to believe now that as the month of May drew to a close, the Phillies (30-43) were sitting at an incredible 5 games above .500. This was a team that came into the season intent on playing all of their young prospects, which meant we never really knew what to expect. Things started out well enough, but as these projects generally go, the pitching started to catch up with the young guys. The Phillies are coming into this series on a 9-game losing skid, and are giving up runs at an alarming rate. In 4 of those 9 losses, they have surrendered double-digit runs, whilst managing 2 or fewer runs in 6 of those 9 games. Zack Eflin (0-2, 10.80 ERA) is due up next for Philly.
Why bet on the San Francisco Giants
Not only do the Giants (46-27) have a comfortable 5.5 game lead atop the NL West right now, they are also on a run of form that suggests they could continue to extend it. The Giants have won 10 of their last 11 games, and are getting the sort of pitching that generally wins championships in this sport. They are top 8 in all of the major pitching stats right now, and are also doing a pretty decent job of getting runs across the plate on offense. Their play at home has been outstanding, and they are now a very healthy 22-13 in their own park this season. Jake Peavy (3-6, 5.47 ERA) has not been at his best so far, but has a chance to improve his stats a little in this one.
My Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
I’m not one to go with the mortal lock pick when I preview games, but I have to go with the betting lines in this one and take the Giants to win in all too comfortable fashion.
Philadelphia Phillies 3 San Francisco Giants 8