Phillies at Giants - 6/24/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (31-43) at San Francisco Giants (47-27)
MLB Baseball: Friday, June 24, 2016 at 10:15 pm (AT&T Park)
Zach Eflin (0-2) (10.79) vs. J Peavy (3-6) (5.47)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -230 / Philadelphia Phillies +195 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Philadelphia Phillies have not won back-to-back games since May 17-18. The Phillies have allowed 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 12 of their last 15 games. The Philadelphia Phillies have an ERA of 4.45 and have lost 21 straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Odubel Herrera leads Philadelphia with 80 hits, Cesar Hernandez has 16 RBI and Maikel Franco has 12 home runs. Zach Eflin gets the ball, and he’s 0-2 with a 10.80 ERA and five strikeouts this season. This will be Eflin’s first career game against the Giants.
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The San Francisco Giants look to remain hot after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The Giants have scored 27 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in seven of their last eight games. The San Francisco Giants offense has caught fire lately, and they’ve won nine straight games when scoring more than three runs. Brandon Belt leads San Francisco with 73 hits, Denard Span has 27 RBI and Joe Panik has seven home runs. Jake Peavy takes the hill, and he’s 3-6 with a 5.47 ERA and 59 strikeouts this season. Peavy is 2-3 with a 4.15 ERA and 34 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.
The Phillies are 19-42 in their last 61 during game 1 of a series and 0-4 in their last 4 vs. National League West. The Giants are 14-6 in their last 20 vs. National League East and 4-1 in Peavys last 5 starts. The Phillies are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in San Francisco and 1-7 in the last 8 meetings overall.
The Phillies are doing nothing but allowing a truckload of runs during this massive losing stretch. Meanwhile, the Giants offense has been raking as of late and that shouldn't change heading back to their big ballpark. I like the over in this spot, as we should see double-digit runs.