Phillies vs. Giants Saturday Prediction
The Phillies evened their series with the Giants last night when they rediscovered their offense in a 9-6 victory. With the odds nearly even for Saturday afternoon’s matchup in San Francisco, which of these teams will cash for bettors today?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, August 10, 2019
4:05 p.m. ET, Oracle Park, San Francisco, CA
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 59% of the betting tickets are on the Giants to beat the Phillies on the moneyline.
Philadelphia Phillies Fantasy Spin
Bryce Harper homered twice and collected four RBI to lead the Phillies to a 9-6 victory over the Giants on Friday. Harper was installed in the leadoff spot for the first time since late-June and responded with his first multi-homer performance in a Phillies uniform. He walloped a towering solo shot to center field off Giants righty Tyler Beede in the fifth inning and followed it up with a go-ahead, three-run tater into McCovey Cove off lefty reliever Tony Watson in the seventh. He also walked and scored a run in the third. The 26-year-old outfielder got off to a sluggish start in the second half, but has begun to heat up recently, going deep four times in eight games this month. He owns a .252/.371/.478 triple-slash line with 69 runs scored, 22 home runs, 78 RBI and six stolen bases in 509 plate appearances overall.
San Francisco Giants Fantasy Spin
Stephen Vogt went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer in the Giants’ loss to the Phillies on Friday. Vogt crushed a mammoth two-run dinger -- his sixth round-tripper of the season -- into McCovey Cove off Phillies starter Drew Smyly in the sixth inning. He also doubled in the fourth and singled in the seventh to record his fifth three-hit effort of the season. The 34-year-old backstop is hitting .284/.348/.537 across 181 plate appearances and offers some value in deeper fantasy formats.
MLB Betting Trends
The Phillies have won 15 of their last 21 games after allowing five runs or more in their previous game.
The Giants have won 10 of their last 14 games coming off a loss.
The Giants have lost seven of Jeff Samardzija’s last eight starts at home and are 3-14 in his last 17 outings on Saturday. They’re also 5-16 in Samardzija’s last 21 starts versus the National League East and are now just 1-5 in their last six games overall. On the other side, the Phillies have won four of Vincent Velasquez’s last five starts and are 4-1 in his last five outings after allowing five runs or more in their previous game.
The Pick: Philadelphia Phillies -109