Giants vs. Phillies - 6/25/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (31-44) at San Francisco Giants (48-27)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 10:05 pm (AT&T Park)
J Hellickson (4-6) (4.41) vs. M Bumgarner (8-3) (1.94)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -300 / Philadelphia Phillies +268 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants square off again late Saturday night.
The Philadelphia Phillies are desperate for a win after losing 10 of their last 11 games. The Phillies have allowed 14 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 4.41 and have lost 22 straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Odubel Herrera leads Philadelphia with 80 hits, Maikel Franco has 37 RBI and Freddy Galvis has seven home runs. Jeremy Hellickson gets the ball, and he’s 4-6 with a 4.41 ERA and 81 strikeouts this season. Hellickson is 1-2 with a 3.38 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
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The San Francisco Giants look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The Giants have scored 17 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in eight of their last nine games. The San Francisco Giants offense has caught fire lately, and they’ve won 10 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Brandon Belt leads San Francisco with 75 hits, Denard Span has 27 RBI and Joe Panik has seven home runs. Madison Bumgarner takes the hill, and he’s 8-3 with a 1.85 ERA and 115 strikeouts this season. Bumgarner is 4-2 with a 3.14 ERA and 51 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.
The Phillies are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series and 0-6 in Hellicksons last 6 starts. The Giants are 50-20 in their last 70 during game 2 of a series and 41-19 in Bumgarners last 60 starts. The Phillies are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in San Francisco.
The San Francisco Giants have been a money machine all month long and, well, the Philadelphia Phillies have been fade material all month long. Add the fact Bumgarner is on the hill and this game could get downright ugly. The Giants and the RL has to be the pick here.