Philadelphia Phillies vs San Francisco Giants MLB Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/20/21
2021-04-20 19:05:00 EDT
The San Francisco Giants and the Philadelphia Phillies meet Tuesday in MLB action from Citizens Bank Park.
This will be game two in a three-game set between these teams this week. In the Monday opener, the Giants secured a shutout victory. Check back all season long for free MLB picks at Sports Chat Place.
San Francisco played the Marlins over the weekend, bagging losses 4-1 and 7-6 in the first two games before a Sunday win 1-0. In the Monday game, San Francisco scored two runs in the third inning and hung on for a 2-0 win. Starter Kevin Gausman put up 6.0 innings with six hits and no earned.
For Tuesday’s starting pitcher role, the Giants will go with Logan Webb. Over his 11.1 innings of work in three appearances so far, Webb has 15 hits, six earned, two homers allowed, five walks, 12 strikeouts and a 4.76 ERA.
Over on the Phillies’ side, they managed a series win over the Cardinals this past weekend, taking wins 9-2 Friday and 2-0 Sunday. In the Monday matchup versus the Giants, Philly managed seven hits but couldn’t get on the board. Chase Anderson went 4.0 innings with two earned in the defeat.
For Tuesday’s game, the Phillies will go with Zack Wheeler as the starter. In three games so far this year, Wheeler has 18.0 innings, 18 hits, six earned, one homer allowed, five walks, 20 Ks and a 3.00 ERA. He’s given up six earned across his last two games.
The Giants are 7-1 in their last eight Tuesday games and 5-2 in their last seven as an underdog. San Francisco is 5-2 in their last seven versus a team with a winning record and the over is 6-2 in their last eight Tuesday games.
Meanwhile, the Phillies are 13-3 in their last 16 as a home favorite and 20-7 in their last 27 home games. Philly is 0-5 in their last five Tuesday games and 0-4 in their last four in game two of a series.
PICK: I’m going to try the Giants in this one. This will be a readjustment for Webb, as he made an appearance out of the bullpen Wednesday but is back in the starting rotation. That’s due to an injury to Johnny Cueto, so San Francisco needs Webb to step up. As for Wheeler, he hasn’t been quite as sharp over his last two starts, giving up 17 hits. If Webb can hold things together well here, I think there will be some opportunities for the Giants.