Giants vs. Phillies Thursday Prediction
The Philadelphia Phillies will go for a four-game sweep of the San Francisco Giants on Thursday afternoon when the two teams wrap up their series at 1:05 p.m. ET. Will Gabe Kapler's team break out their brooms?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Thursday, May 10, 2018
1:05 p.m. ET, Citizens Bank Park
TV: MLB Live on Facebook Watch
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Phillies as a -136 favorite. As of this writing, 62% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Phillies to beat the Giants on the money line. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Giants' Blach pitches into eighth inning as Giants beat Braves
Ty Blach allowed just two runs (one earned) on seven hits over 7 2/3 innings in Saturday's win over the Braves. The Giants provided Blach all sorts of run support, running out to a 9-2 lead after four innings. He would not play games with that advantage, cruising into the eighth inning before a few runners reached to push him to the dugout. Cory Gearrin had his back out of the pen, though, and no inherited runners would score after Blach exited stage left. The southpaw will bring a 3.60 ERA and 1.36 WHIP to the table in a road date with the Phillies next time out.
Phillies' Velasquez holds Nationals to one run in victory
Vince Velasquez held the Nationals to one run in five innings to earn a win on Saturday. The only hit he allowed was a solo dinger by shortstop Wilmer Difo in his final inning of work. He struck out four. It wasn't all roses though as it took him 92 pitches to complete five innings, partly because he issued four bases-on-balls. His record improves to 2-4 with a 5.14 ERA and 1.40 WHIP through seven starts.
MLB Betting Trends
The Giants are now winless in their last five games versus the Phillies and are 0-5 in their last five games in Philadelphia as well.
The over is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings between these two teams in Philadelphia and has cashed in six of the last eight meetings between these two teams overall.
The Giants are just 4-9 in Blach's last 13 starts, are 2-7 in his last nine road outings and are 1-6 in his last seven road starts when facing a team with a winning record. The Phillies, meanwhile, have won four of their last five, are 4-1 in their last five games against the National League West and are 13-3 in their last 16 home games versus a left-handed starter. Philly completes the sweep today.
The Pick: Philadelphia Phillies -143