San Francisco Giants take on Phillies in baseball test
San Francisco Giants vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds
Philadelphia will look to improve on its 49-56 record when take on San Francisco, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Tuesday.
Philadelphia sends John Lannan out against Barry Zito for the Giants in this game. Lannan is 2-4 with a 4.13 ERA on the season, while Zito is 4-7 on the year and has a 4.92 ERA.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Phillies as -138 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.
This game matches up the No. 13 (Phillies) and the No. 6 (Giants) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
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 (8.9 hits per game).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Philadelphia has the National League's No. 15-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Giants own the National League's No. 11 mark in runs allowed.
San Francisco was a 2-1 loser in its last match at home against the Cubs. They lost as -148 favorites, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Giants starter, Tim Lincecum, was terrific in striking out 10 Chicago batters last time out, but San Francisco still lost 2-1 on Sunday at AT&T Park.
Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 12-4 loser as they battled the Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -230 were rewarded, while the 16 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Phillies endured a 12-4 loss at the hands of the Tigers on Sunday, with Jonathan Pettibone throwing 5 innings of 7-hit ball at Comerica Park.
San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7
Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing San Francisco are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
A few Giants at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of San Francisco's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 7 games at home
Philadelphia is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing San Francisco
Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against San Francisco
San Francisco at Philadelphia, Wednesday, July 31