The National League Championship Series gets the prime time spotlight on Wednesday night with Game 4 on Fox as San Francisco hosts Philadelphia. Yesterday the NLCS was played in the day while the ALCS was played at night. On Wednesday it is reversed.
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Game 4 is always a pivotal one as a team can tie the baseball betting series or fall behind 3-1. It is likely to be a battle of the fourth starters and that means Joe Blanton for the Phillies against Madison Bumgarner for the Giants.
Giants vs Phillies Game 4 NLCS Odds - SF -110 favorites in Game 4 at SBG Global with the total at 7.5 Flat.
Blanton had a decent record this MLB betting season of 9-6 but his ERA was very hight at 4.82. Bumgarner was just 7-6 on the seasons but his ERA was very good at 3.00. Blanton has not started a game since late September while Bumgarner pitched in the NLDS and allowed two runs in six innings against the Braves.
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Manager Bruce Bochy said that Bumgarner was going to get the start regardless of what happened in Game 3. Philadelphia manager Charlie Manuel was not quite as committed to Blanton but it seems unlikely he will bring back Roy Halladay on short rest because then he would be forced to do the same thing with Roy Oswalt and Cole Hamels.
Here are the betting stats for Wednesday night’s game. The Phillies are 22-5 in their last 27 road games. The Phillies are 53-20 in their last 73 games on grass. The Phillies are 27-11 in their last 38 Wednesday games. The Phillies are 19-8 in their last 27 game 4’s of a series. The Phillies are 4-0 in Blanton’s last 4 road starts.
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The Giants are 9-3 in their last 12 home games vs. a right-handed starter. The Giants are 5-2 in their last 7 games on grass. The Giants had lost seven of their last nine regular baseball betting season games in San Francisco going back to 2008. They were averaging just 2.8 runs per game during that stretch.
The Over is 12-4-2 in the Phillies last 18 playoff games. The Over is 7-1 in Blanton’s last 8 starts vs. the National League West. The Over is 13-5 in Blanton’s last 18 road starts. The Under is 10-1 in the Giants last 11 home games vs. a right-handed starter. The Under is 13-4 in the Giants last 17 home games.
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