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San Francisco Giants vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 8/11/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Philadelphia Phillies at San Francisco Giants
Date & Time Sunday August 11, 2019, 7:05 PM (EDT)
Location
Oracle Park
San Francisco, California
The Line
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies -116 / San Francisco Giants -105 -- Over/Under: 9
TV Channel
ESPN
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The Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants meet Sunday in MLB action at Oracle Park.

The Philadelphia Phillies could use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Phillies have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last 10 games. The Philadelphia Phillies have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Cesar Hernandez leads the Phillies with 122 hits and 49 RBI while Jean Segura and J.T. Realmuto have combined for 127 hits and 105 RBI. Jake Arrieta gets the ball, and he is 8-8 with a 4.41 ERA and 105 strikeouts this season. Arrieta is 5-3 with a 2.57 ERA and 52 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.

The San Francisco Giants need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Giants have scored 14 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last 10 games. The San Francisco Giants have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Kevin Pillar leads the Giants with 109 hits and 60 RBI while Brandon Belt and Brandon Crawford have combined for 174 hits and 88 RBI. Conner Menez gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 5.73 ERA and 10 strikeouts this season. This will be Menez’s first career game against the Phillies.

The Phillies are 5-1 in their last 6 Sunday games, 4-1 in their last 5 during game 4 of a series and 5-1 in Arrieta's last 6 starts with 4 days of rest. The Giants are 5-1 in their last 6 Sunday games, 12-5 in their last 17 during game 4 of a series and 1-5 in their last 6 home games. The Phillies are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in San Francisco and the under is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings. The under is 5-1 in Giants last 6 home games. The under is 7-3 in Phillies last 10 road games.

Arrieta has allowed 35 hits and 14 earned runs in his last 29 innings, and he has a 4.46 ERA and .296 allowed batting average on the road. Menez has just 11 career innings under his belt, and he's given up nine hits and seven runs during that span, which includes five walks and 10 strikeouts. While the pitching matchup favors the Philadelphia Phillies, Arrieta has had issues on the road all season, and neither of these teams have done much offensively this week. In a toss-up contest, I'll lean toward the Giants because of home field advantage. 

Pick:
San Francisco Giants -105

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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