Phillies vs. Giants Saturday Prediction
The San Francisco Giants shut out the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night but will it be more of the same on Saturday? These two teams continue their series from AT&T Park at 10:05 p.m. ET tonight.
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, June 2, 2018
10:05 p.m. ET, AT&T Park
TV: PHI (CSP); SF (NBCSBA)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Giants as a -120 favorite. As of this writing, 75% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Phillies to beat the Giants on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Phillies' Velasquez allows two runs in last start
Vince Velasquez yielded two runs and three hits in 5 2/3 innings Monday against the Dodgers. Velasquez had a shutout going until the sixth, when a single, a double and another single produced two runs. He still left with a lead, but it failed to hold up once Luis Garcia and Adam Morgan got involved. Velasquez gets the Giants next time out, making him a decent choice in mixed leagues.
Giants' Suarez allows four runs in five innings vs. Rockies in last start
Andrew Suarez gave up four runs -- three earned -- in five innings Monday against the Rockies. It was a Coors Field start, so Suarez did fine; he ended up striking out seven and walking one. Overall, there's still little to recommend him as a Giants starter, and he could find himself back in Triple-A soon.
MLB Betting Trends
The Phillies are 6-1 in their last seven games versus the Giants but have not fared well at AT&T Park, where they are just 3-10 in their last 13 games played.
The Giants are 9-4 in their last 13 home games and are 5-0 in their last five games after allowing two runs or less in their previous contest.
I whiffed on my Phillies prediction last night as the Giants put together an excellent pitching performance but I will go back to the well tonight. Suarez has been brutal of late and the Giants are winless in his last four starts. The Phillies, meanwhile, are 20-6 in their last 26 games coming off a loss and have been profitable against left-handers, winning 20 of their last 27 games when a lefty starts for the opposition. I don't mind receiving +100 odds with the better team and better pitcher.
The Pick: Philadelphia Phillies +100