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San Francisco GiantsPhiladelphia Phillies
July 27, 7:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

San Francisco Giants vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

59-44TEAM RECORD65-37

The visiting Giants hope for a solid performance on Wednesday as they look to steal a win at Citizens Bank Park against the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Phillies will rely on Cole Hamels to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Matt Cain will be his counterpart for the Giants. Cole Hamels is 12-5 this season, and Matt Cain is 8-6.

View San Francisco vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Phillies as -215 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 7.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Phillies - Giants odds would favor the Phillies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Philadelphia is rated No. 1 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while San Francisco is at No. 2 in the National League.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 6 ranked National League offense (4.3 runs per game) against a Giants defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 2 in the National League at 3.5 runs allowed per game. The Phillies have been averaging 8.5 hits per game, more than the Giants have managed so far this season (8.2 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Philadelphia has the National League's No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Giants own the National League's No. 2 mark in runs allowed.

San Francisco lost its last outing, a 7-2 result against the Phillies on July 26. Bettors who backed the Phillies at -157 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Giants endured a 7-2 loss at the hands of the Phillies on Tuesday, with Barry Zito throwing 7 innings of 6-hit ball at Citizens Bank Park.

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing San Francisco are 6-4
After playing San Francisco are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Giants at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games
San Francisco is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
San Francisco is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Philadelphia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games

Next up:
San Francisco at Philadelphia, Thursday, July 28

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