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San Francisco Giants vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 8/9/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Philadelphia Phillies at San Francisco Giants
Date & Time Friday August 9, 2019, 10:15 PM (EDT)
Location
Oracle Park
San Francisco, California
The Line
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies -116 / San Francisco Giants -105 -- Over/Under: 8.5
TV Channel
NSPA, NSBA
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The Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants meet Friday 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 five 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 121 hits and 49 RBI while Jean Segura and J.T. Realmuto have combined for 225 hits and 103 RBI. Drew Smyly gets the ball, and he is 2-6 with a 7.01 ERA and 72 strikeouts this season. This will be Smyly’s second career game against the Giants.

The San Francisco Giants also need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Giants have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last eight games. The San Francisco Giants have lost seven straight games when scoring three or less runs. Kevin Pillar leads the Giants with 104 hits and 56 RBI while Brandon Belt and Brandon Crawford have combined for 171 hits and 87 RBI. Tyler Beede gets the ball, and he is 3-6 with a 5.38 ERA and 69 strikeouts this season. This will be Beede’s second career game against the Phillies.

The Phillies are 3-8 in their last 11 during game 2 of a series, 2-6 in their last 8 Friday games and 1-4 in their last 5 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Giants are 7-2 in their last 9 Friday games, 10-3 in their last 13 during game 2 of a series and 1-4 in their last 5 home games. The Phillies are 3-12 in the last 15 meetings in San Francisco. The under is 4-0 in Beede's last 4 starts overall. The under is 6-2 in Phillies last 8 road games.

Smyly has allowed 12 hits and six runs in his last 18 innings since coming over from the Texas Rangers, and he's allowing a .275 batting average on the season overall. Beede has allowed 42 hits and 17 runs in his last 36 innings, and he has a 3.81 ERA and .255 allowed batting average at home. The Philadelphia Phillies have had issues scoring as of late and have a pitcher who hasn't impressed much since coming over from Texas. Beede has been solid at home this year, and the Giants need to keep taking advantage of home games if they're going to stay in the wild card hunt. I'll again back the Giants at home for the cheaper price. 

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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