San Francisco Giants vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 7/10/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (29-59) at San Francisco Giants (43-43)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 10, 2015 at 10:15 pm (AT&T Park)
C Hamels (5-6) (3.02) vs. M Bumgarner (8-5) (3.34)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -159 / Philadelphia Phillies +149 --- Over/Under: 6 See the Latest Odds
The San Francisco Giants and the Philadelphia Phillies face off on Friday at AT&T Park for game one of their MLB series.
The San Francisco Giants have gone into a slump of late but they are still very much in the race in the National League West. The Giants are 2-8 in their last 10 games, 22-22 at home, and they are 5.5 games behind the Dodgers in the NL West. As a team the Giants are hitting .265 with Nori Aoki hitting .317, Joe Panik hitting .306, and Buster Posey hitting .300. The Giants pitching staff has an ERA of 3.85 with the starters at 3.92 and the bullpen at 3.70. For game one against the Phillies the Giants start Madison Bumgarner who has allowed 101 hits and 42 earned runs while striking out 114 over 113.1 innings for an 8-5 record and a 3.34 ERA.
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The Philadelphia Phillies have the worst overall record in baseball and it has only gotten worse as they have dropped their last two games. The Phillies are 2-8 in their last 10 games, 11-34 on the road, and they are 19 games out in the NL East. As a team the Phillies are hitting .247 with Ben Revere at .293, Freddy Galvis at .276, and Odubel Herrera hitting .265. The Phillies pitching staff has an ERA of 4.64 with the starters at 5.31 and the bullpen at 3.48. For game one against the Giants the Phillies start Cole Hamels who has allowed 93 hits and 38 earned runs while striking out 119 over 113.1 innings for a 5-6 record and a 3.02 ERA.
San Francisco is 5-2 in their last seven games as a home favorite, 1-8 in their last nine games, and 1-4 in Bumgarner’s last five starts. Philadelphia is 21-47 in their last 68 games, 14-42 in their last 56 road games, and 1-4 in Hamels’ last five starts. Philadelphia is 1-4 in their last five games against San Francisco.
While Bumgarner and the Giants have had their troubles, no one has been worse than the Phillies making the Giants the play here.