MLB Baseball - Preview
The fans at AT&T Park will be treated to a game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the San Francisco Giants when they take their seats on Saturday.
The Phillies will pin their hopes on the pitching of right hander Kyle Kendrick in this game. Kendrick has a 5-11 record and a 4.88 ERA this season.
Kendrick's opponent in this one will be Tim Hudson. The Giants right hander has a 2.81 ERA to go along with a 8-9 record this season.
Oddsmakers opened the Giants as -200-moneyline favorites versus the Phillies, while the game's total opened at 7.5
Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 5-3 winner as they battled the Giants on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at +146 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Team record: 54-68
Philadelphia is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 9 games
Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Philadelphia is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing San Francisco
Team record: 63-58
San Francisco is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
San Francisco is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games at home
San Francisco is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Philadelphia
San Francisco is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Philadelphia at San Francisco Sunday, August 17