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San Francisco Giants vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 8/10/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Philadelphia Phillies at San Francisco Giants
Date & Time Saturday August 10, 2019, 4:05 PM (EDT)
Oracle Park
San Francisco, California
The Line
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies -101 / San Francisco Giants -109 -- Over/Under: 8.5
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The Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants meet Saturday in MLB action at Oracle Park.

The Philadelphia Phillies could use a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Phillies have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Philadelphia Phillies have won five of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Cesar Hernandez leads the Phillies with 121 hits and 49 RBI while Jean Segura and J.T. Realmuto have combined for 227 hits and 105 RBI. Vince Velasquez gets the ball, and he is 4-6 with a 4.23 ERA and 88 strikeouts this season. Velasquez is 1-2 with a 3.22 ERA and 33 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.

The San Francisco Giants need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Giants have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The San Francisco Giants have won six of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Kevin Pillar leads the Giants with 107 hits and 59 RBI while Brandon Belt and Brandon Crawford have combined for 173 hits and 88 RBI. Jeff Samardzija gets the ball, and he is 8-9 with a 3.70 ERA and 110 strikeouts this season. Samardzija is 3-5 with a 7.33 ERA and 40 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.

The Phillies are 1-6 in their last 7 Saturday games, 6-14 in Velasquezs last 20 road starts and 4-1 in Velasquezs last 5 starts. The Giants are 15-36 in their last 51 during game 3 of a series, 1-7 in Samardzijas last 8 home starts and 5-2 in Samardzijas last 7 starts. The Phillies are 3-13 in the last 16 meetings in San Francisco and 2-5 in the last 7 meetings. The under is 16-5-2 in Giants last 23 overall. The under is 10-4 in Velasquezs last 14 starts overall.

Velasquez has allowed 25 hits and 10 earned runs in his last 27.1 innings, and he has a 4.33 ERA and .263 allowed batting average on the road. Samardzija has allowed 29 hits and 10 runs in his last 42.2 innings, and he has a 3.57 ERA and .232 allowed batting average at home. The Giants probably have the pitching advantage in this contest, but they're not playing winning baseball this week and it's really hard to trust this offense that lays an egg far too often. In a near toss-up, I'll side with the team in better form, the Philadelphia Phillies. 

Philadelphia Phillies -101

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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