Philadelphia Phillies vs San Francisco Giants Prediction 5-3-24 Picks


The San Francisco Giants and the Philadelphia Phillies meet Friday in MLB action from Citizens Bank Park. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Philadelphia Phillies vs San Francisco Giants.

Starting Pitching Matchup

The San Francisco Giants will be sending Jordan Hicks to the mound and Hicks is 2-0 with a 1.59 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. This will be Hicks’ first career start against the Phillies. Philadelphia will send Aaron Nola to the mound here and is 4-1 with a 3.20 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. In his career, Nola is 3-2 with a 6.81 ERA and 33 strikeouts against San Francisco.

San Francisco Giants Recap

The San Francisco Giants will look to build some steam after salvaging a win from their series against the Boston Red Sox thanks to a 3-1 win in Thursday’s series finale. It snapped a run of back-to-back series wins over the Pirates and Mets over the last week. The two teams traded runs in the third inning, but the Giants broke open the game in the 7th with a pair of runs and outhit the Red Sox 6-4 on the way to the win.

Giants Still Inconsistent At The Plate

Michael Conforto leads the Giants with 29 hits including 6 doubles, 5 home runs and a team-high 16 RBIs along with a .250 batting average and Jorge Soler also has 5 home runs while Matt Chapman has 28 hits with 7 doubles, 4 home runs and 14 RBIs with a team-high 3 stolen bases. Jung Hoo Lee also has 29 hits with 3 doubles while Soler has a team-high 33 strikeouts.

San Francisco Giants Team Facts

  • The Giants have lost 13 of their last 14 road games following a win.
  • The Giants have failed to cover the run line in 12 of their last 13 road games following a win.
  • The ‘Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the Giants’ last nine night games against National League opponents.
  • The Giants have led after 5 innings in three of their last four games as road underdogs against NL East opponents.

Philadelphia Phillies Team Recap

The Philadelphia Phillies will be looking to build up some momentum of their own after back-to-back wins following a 2-1 win over the Angels on Wednesday for their sixth series win in their last 8. The Phils would score two runs in the top of the 2nd inning and Zack Wheeler would go into cruise control, mowing down the Angels left and right.

Phillies On A Roll

Trea Turner leads the Phillies with 45 hits including 10 doubles and 9 stolen bases with a .336 batting average while Kyle Schwarber has a team-high 8 home runs with 48 strikeouts this season. Bryce Harper’s added 5 doubles, 6 home runs and 18 RBIs while Alec Bohm has a team-high 30 RBIs as well as a team-high 12 doubles of his own and Brandon Marsh also has 6 home runs and 17 RBIs this season.

Philadelphia Phillies Team Facts

  • The Phillies have won 14 of their last 15 home games against National League opponents that held a losing record.
  • The Phillies have failed to cover the run line in each of their last eight games against the Giants following a win.
  • The Phillies have won the first inning in each of their last four night games against NL West opponents.
  • The ‘Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the last four games between the Giants and Phillies.
  • The Phillies have led after 5 innings in each of their last 10 games against opponents that held a losing record.

Philadelphia Phillies vs San Francisco Giants

I’m rolling with the Phillies here. Hicks and Nola have pitched against similar competition and neither starter has really been tested up to this point because of that, but the thing is that Hicks faces a stiff test against a Phillies team that’s crushing righties right now, while the Giants haven’t been hitting all that well against righties as of late, meaning I think Nola keeps his run going here. I think the Phils get it done and draw first blood so give me Philadelphia in this one.

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