Phillies vs. Giants Friday Prediction
In a matchup of struggling teams with their respective aces on the mound, the Giants beat the Phillies last night at Oracle Park. Will the Giants make it two straight against a Phillies team that has had difficulties winning in San Francisco?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, August 9, 2019
10:15 p.m. ET, Oracle Park, San Francisco, CA
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 62% of the betting tickets are on the Phillies to beat the Giants on the moneyline.
Philadelphia Phillies Fantasy Spin
Drew Smyly surrendered five runs on four hits over five innings in Sunday's loss to the White Sox. Smyly struck out seven and walked one on the afternoon. The whole of the damage on his line came in the second inning, when he gave up a five-spot, the big blow in the frame coming in the form of a Leury Garcia grand slam. The veteran southpaw was signed by the Phillies on July 21 after he was cut loose by both the Rangers and Brewers earlier in the summer and had allowed just one run in 13 frames over his first two starts with his new team prior to Sunday's rougher outing. Smyly will look to rebound in a road start against the Giants next time out.
San Francisco Giants Fantasy Spin
Mike Yastrzemski went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in a win over the Phillies on Thursday. Yastrzemski lined an Aaron Nola delivery off the left field wall in the third inning, plating two and cruising into second -- and around second, getting tagged out in a rundown -- with a double. He avoided any baserunning gaffes in the seventh when he deposited a Nick Pivetta fastball over the high wall in right field for his 11th homer. Through 64 games, the 28-year-old is hitting .268/.320/.495 with those 11 jacks, 37 RBI and 38 runs scored.
MLB Betting Trends
The Phillies have won eight of their last 11 games following a loss.
The Giants are just 12-31 in their last 43 games versus an opponent with a WHIP of less than 1.15.
Backing the Phillies right now is a risk, even with their ace (Aaron Nola) on the mound. That said, Giants starter Tyler Beede owns a 4.97 ERA and 1.52 WHIP over his last 29 innings. He’s allowed seven home runs over that span with just 26 strikeouts. The Giants are also 0-5 in their last five games coming off a win while the Phillies have won 37 of their last 52 games when facing a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
The Pick: Philadelphia Phillies -120