Philadelphia Phillies vs San Francisco Giants Preview
San Francisco Giants vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds
MLB wagering interest swings to the Philadelphia vs San Francisco battle on Thursday at Citizens Bank Park as the Phillies try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.
It's a pitching duel between Cole Hamels for the Phillies (4-13 on the year) and Matt Cain for San Francisco (6-6 so far).
On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Philadelphia sat as -136 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The total was set at 7, according to [custom:sportbets-link].
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Phillies rated this week at No. 13 and the Giants sitting at No. 6.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 13-rated National League offense, averaging 3.8 runs per game, against a Giants defense that ranks No. 11 in the National League at 4.4 in runs allowed per game. The Phillies have averaged 8.6 hits per game so far, less than Giants batters have averaged on the year (9 hits per game).
Defensively, San Francisco features the National League's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.8 runs per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the National League at home, scoring 4.1 runs per game.
San Francisco was a 9-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Phillies. They won as +112 underdogs, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors. The Giants enjoyed a 9-2 victory at the expense of the Phillies on Wednesday, with Chad Gaudin throwing 7 innings of 4-hit ball at Citizens Bank Park.
San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-3
After playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After a win are 3-7
Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing San Francisco are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
A few Giants at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
San Francisco is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing at home against San Francisco
Philadelphia is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
San Francisco at Tampa Bay, Friday, August 2
Philadelphia home to Atlanta, Friday, August 2