|MLB Giants vs. Phillies Picks & Predictions for August 1, 2013|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Thursday, 01 August 2013 14:31|
Giants vs. Phillies MLB Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Phillies are -109 money line favorites over the Giants, who are +101 on the ML. With Matt Cain set to face Cole Hamels, the over/under total is currently sitting at 7.5 runs.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Phillies opened as -122 money line favorites but their odds have been bet down to -109, while the Giants’ odds have dropped from +113 down to +101. San Francisco is 47-59 overall and 20-32 on the road, while Philadelphia is 50-57 overall and 27-22 at home.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 55% of the betting public currently favors Philadelphia. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most updated numbers.
MLB FREE PICK: Take San Francisco. According to latest MLB trends, San Francisco is: 11-5 in Cain's last 16 start as a dog, 5-1 last 6 road games with a 7.0-8.5 total set and 4-1 in Cain's last 5 starts vs. Phillies. Phillies are 1-9 last 10 overall, 6-16 in Hamels' last 22 starts and 0-9 last 9 vs. a right-handed starter.
The Giants broke a five-game losing streak on Wednesday with a 9-2 win at Philadelphia. Neither team made a deal right before the trade deadline and both will likely give their younger players a long look. The Phillies send Cole Hamels (4-13, 4.09 ERA), who is a hard-luck pitcher this year. The Phillies have scored two or fewer runs in nine of his last 22 starts. They lefty pitched well against Detroit in his last start, allowing two runs but the Phillies scored just one. Matt Cain (6-6, 4.79 ERA) has struggled at times this year, but is pitching well as of late. He has allowed a total of three earned runs ov er his last two outings. He is 1-4 with a 3.72 ERA in nine starts against the Phillies, while Hamels is 5-3 with a 4.14 ERA in 11 starts against the Giants. The Phillies have lost nine of their last 10 games and are scoring just 3.73 runs per game against right-handers. Expect the poor hitting to continue against Cain.
THURSDAY MLB FREE PICK: SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS +101