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Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Francisco Giants Picks, Predictions, Odds

Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Francisco Giants Betting Analysis

Giants host Phillies at Oracle Park for Game first of a three-game series on Friday, September 2, 2022.

The Phillies are currently in third place in the National League East standings with a 73-58 record. Away from Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia owns a 34-28 mark. Philadelphia sits 10.5 games behind the New York Mets for the top spot in the division. The Giants rank fourth in the National League West with records of 61-68 overall and 34-32 at home, which trails the division leading Dodgers by 28.5 games for the division lead.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Francisco Giants Betting Prediction

The Phillies enter this matchup third in the NL East standings, 10 games behind the New York Mets for first place and second in the NL wild card race with a half game lead over the Padres. Philadelphia went 1-2 SU in their most recent series against the Diamondbacks and have won seven of their last 10 games. Since returning from the All-Star break the Phillies have been playing solid baseball with a SU record of 24-15. The offense has been great this season with a batting average of .254 (8th), on base percentage of .317 (12th), slugging percentage of .421 (7th) and 621 total runs scored (5th). Philadelphia’s bullpen has been solid as well with a WHIP of 1.14 (4th) and team ERA of 3.81 (11th). The right-hander Kyle Gibson (9-5, 4.08 ERA) is scheduled to take the mound Friday night. 

San Francisco is currently fourth in the NL West standings, 29.0 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers for first place. A wild card position is not looking good for the Giants either as they sit 10.5 games behind the Padres for the third spot. The Giants were most recently swept by the Padres in a three-game series and have lost eight of their last 10 games. Unless this team can magically turn things around, it does not look good for the Giants to make the postseason. The offense has struggled throughout the season with a batting average of .233 (23rd), on base percentage of .316 (15th), slugging percentage of .388 (17th) and 568 total runs scored (16th). The bullpen has notbeen great either with a WHIP of 1.28 (18th) and team ERA of 3.94 (18th). Right-handed pitcher Alex Cobb (4-6, 3.81 ERA) is expected to start Friday. 

While they have not been playing good baseball, I like the Giants to take game on of this series. Cobb has pitched well at home this season and the Phillies have lost five of their last eight road games. I do expect the Phillies to win this series, but back the Giants here in game one. 

Score Prediction: Giants 5, Phillies 3
Best Bet: Giants ML (-115)

Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Francisco Giants Betting Odds

Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Francisco Giants Betting Resources

  • Date: Friday, September 2, 2022
  • Matchup: NL East vs. NL West
  • Venue: Oracle Park
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Time-TV: 10:15 p.m. ET – Apple TV

Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Francisco Giants – Current Form

The Phillies won 2-1 against the Pirates last Sunday, but lost 1-2 to the Diamondbacks in their next game on Wednesday. Their best performance was on Saturday, when they limited the Pirates to scoring no runs in the second contest of a three-game series. The fourth-place Giants have now lost back-to-back series against the Twins and the Padres. Their worst game was on Friday, when the San Francisco Giants failed to score a single run against the Minnesota Twins in the first contest of a three-game series.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Francisco Giants – Pitching Matchup

Philadelphia: Kyle Gibson (9-5, 4.08 ERA)

Kyle Gibson takes the mound in the series opener as he makes his 25th start of the season for the Phillies in this contest. He comes in 9-5 with a 4.08 ERA, a 1.20 WHIP, 38 walks and 114 strikeouts over 139 innings of work on the year. Gibson grabbed the win in his last start, which came at home against the Pittsburgh Pirates on August 27, 2022. He threw seven innings, six hits with one walk and nine strikeouts in an eventual 6-0 Phillies win. In 10 road starts this season, Gibson has compiled a 2-2 record in 51.2 innings, while striking out 48, walking 16 batters, and putting together a 4.70 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP.

San Francisco: Alex Cobb (4-6, 3.81 ERA)

Alex Cobb takes the mound in the series opener as he makes his 21th start of the season for the Giants in this contest. He comes in 4-6 with a 3.81 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP, 33 walks and 115 strikeouts over 111 innings of work on the year. Cobb received a no-decision in his most recent start against the Minnesota Twins, as San Francisco’s right-hander surrendered four hits, two walks, and seven strikeouts during the Giants’ 3-2 road loss on August 27, 2022. Pitching at home this season, Cobb is 3-6 with a 2.86 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP, 21 walks and 71 strikeouts over 63 innings in 12 starts.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Francisco Giants – Series History

San Francisco had a great 2021 season in this matchup, tallying a 4-2 mark. In the first three games of this season, San Francisco has come away with wins two times.

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