Giants vs. Phillies - 6/26/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (32-44) at San Francisco Giants (48-28)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 4:05 pm (AT&T Park)
Aaron Nola (5-7) (4.31) vs. J Cueto (11-1) (2.06)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -270 / Philadelphia Phillies +245 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants play a rubber game early Sunday afternoon.
The Philadelphia Phillies could use another win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Phillies have allowed 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 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. Aaron Nola gets the ball, and he’s 5-7 with a 4.11 ERA and 95 strikeouts this season. This will be Nola’s first career game against the Giants.
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The San Francisco Giants look to keep rolling after winning 12 of their last 14 games. The Giants have scored 12 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The San Francisco Giants offense has been consistent all year, and they’ve won 10 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Brandon Belt leads San Francisco with 76 hits, Denard Span has 27 RBI and Joe Panik has seven home runs. Johnny Cueto takes the hill, and he’s 11-1 with a 2.06 ERA and 96 strikeouts this season. Cueto is 1-4 with a 5.05 ERA and 27 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.
The Phillies are 1-7 in their last 8 during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in Nolas last 5 starts. The Giants are 13-3 in their last 16 during game 3 of a series and 10-1 in Cuetos last 11 starts. The Phillies are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in San Francisco.
The Phillies haven't won back-to-back games since May 17-18. I expect that streak to continue with Cueto on the hill for the San Francisco Giants. The home team should win this series.