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San Francisco Looks to Stay Hot at Home Hosting Philadelphia

Brandon Crawford's Giants are favored in the Philadelphia vs San Francisco odds for June 18.

The San Francisco Giants are 4-1 in their last five games against the Philadelphia Phillies. The Giants hope to continue this trend of success against the Phillies when they kick off a three-game series against Philadelphia on Friday night in San Francisco.

Philadelphia Phillies vs San Francisco Giants
  • Date/Time: June 18, 8:10 p.m. ET
  • Stadium: Oracle Park
  • TV Coverage: CSBA
  • Opening Odds: Giants -120 | O/U 8.5 (Line History)
  • Phillies vs Giants Matchup Report

Opening Odds Analysis

The Giants opened as -120 favorites and are essentially still going off at the same price at San Francisco -121. Philadelphia is a +111 road underdog in this matchup while the total has remained steady at 8.5 runs. The Phillies are 1-6 in their last seven road games against the Giants.

Starting Pitchers Analysis

Vince Velasquez has made nine starts and four bullpen appearances in 2021 and has compiled a 4.25 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP in 48.2 innings pitched. Velasquez pitched well in his most recent outing, allowing only two earned runs on six hits in five innings against the New York Yankees.

Johnny Cueto carried a 3.45 ERA into the month of June but has given up seven earned runs in 9.2 innings so far this month to bump his season ERA up to 4.00 and his WHIP up to 1.35. Cueto is 1-5 with a 5.30 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP in 12 career starts against the Phillies.

Philadelphia News & Notes

Zack Wheeler outdueled Clayton Kershaw on Wednesday night to help the Phillies avoid a sweep against the Los Angeles Dodgers with a 2-0 road win. Philadelphia’s offense was red-hot against the Yankees with 15 runs in two games last weekend, but against the Dodgers, the Phillies bats were held to just two runs per game.

The Phillies enter Friday’s action with a 33-33 record and are 4.5 games behind the New York Mets for the top spot in the National League East. Philadelphia’s strong home record of 21-12 has been offset by the team’s 12-21 record on the road. With their 1-2 record against the Dodgers this week, the Phillies fell to 2-5 in their last seven games on the road.

San Francisco News & Notes

The Giants returned home from a 3-3 road trip last week to crush the Arizona Diamondbacks in a four-game sweep over the last four days. San Francisco outscored the Diamondbacks 37-20 over the four games and averaged a whopping 10.67 runs over the last three games of the series. Those wins have propelled the Giants to the best record in the major leagues at 44-25.

San Francisco has been rock-solid across the board this season, ranking seventh in the majors in runs scored with 336 (averaging 4.87 runs per game) and fourth in team ERA (3.23). It has been a remarkable turnaround from last season when the Giants had a team ERA of 4.64 that ranked 18th in the majors and finished outside the playoff picture with a 29-31 record.

Betting Pick: San Francisco -121

San Francisco’s bats are red-hot coming into this series and Philadelphia just hasn’t been able to put it together on the road this season. The Giants have been a great value bet all season and these odds suggest they should be again in this spot.

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Shark Bites
  • Philadelphia is 7-3 over its last 10 games.
  • San Francisco is 5-1 over its last 6 games.
  • The UNDER is 6-1 in Philadelphia’s last 7 games.