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2021 MLB Handicapping
(33-33) Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Francisco Giants (43-25)
Date: Friday, June 18th, 2021
Time: 9:45 PM ET
Venue: Oracle Park, San Francisco, CA
Projected Pitchers: Vince Velasquez (PHI) vs. Johnny Cueto (SF)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Phillies +105| Giants-132
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Phillies+1.5, Giants-1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
The Phillies will continue their West Coast trip as they head to to San Francisco to take on the Giants starting on Thursday at 9:45 ET.
These two teams met back in April when the Giants took two out of three.
Vince Velasquez will be pitching for the Phillies and Johnny Cueto will be going for the Giants.
The Phillies have been playing better baseball so far this month.
They currently sit 5 games behind the Mets for first place in the National League East with a .500 record of 33-33.
The Dodgers beat Philadelphia two out of three times this week. In game three on Wednesday, Zack Wheeler out pitched Clayton Kershaw and got the victory for the Phillies. Before that series, they took two out of three from the Yankees.
It was an impressive feat by their pitching staff to shut out the Dodgers in game three given how powerful their offense is.
Vince Velasquez is 2-1 this year with a 4.25 ERA. He last pitched against the Yankees on Saturday when he gave up two runs.
On offense, this club is doing their job. They are scoring over 4 runs per game which is 19th best in baseball.
Their pitching has been impressive too with a 4.07 ERA. Two of their more consistent arm in the rotation have been Zack Wheeler and Aaron Nola.
Outfielder Bryce Harper has missed some time this year due to injury.
They are toward the bottom of the league with only 67 home runs hit.
San Francisco Giants
The Giants have been of the most surprising teams in the entire league this year. Nobody had them playing as well as they have the entire year.
Their record is 43-25 which puts them in first place in the National league west. Most experts had the Dodgers and Padres being the top two teams in the division. The Giants are currently 2 games ahead of the Dodgers.
San Francisco just swept the Diamondbacks in a three game series. Their offense tallied a combined 27 runs in the 3 games series.
Veteran Johnny Cueto has been pretty good with a 4.00 ERA. In his last outing against the Nationals Cueto took the loss. He went 5.1 innings allowing 4 runs.
The pitching for this team has been great this year. Aside from Cueto, other key arms in this rotation include guys like Kevin Gausman, Alex Wood, and Anthony Desclafani.
They have also been impressive when it comes to offense. The team is scoring 4.79 runs a game which is 10th best in baseball.
The Giants are tied for second with 99 home runs hit.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Phillies are 2-5 in their last 7 road games.
- Phillies are 3-8 in their last 11 games vs. the National League West.
- Phillies are 1-7 in their last 8 during game 1 of a series.
- Giants are 6-1 in their last 7 home games vs. a right handed starter.
- Giants are 6-1 in their last 7 home games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Giants are 4-1 in their last 5 games overall.
- Giants are 16-5 in their last 21 during game 1 of a series.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Prediction:
This is a matchup between two teams that have been playing well lately. I think it has the chance to be a good game.
Both pitchers are going to have to be sharp in order to win as they are both facing dangerous offenses. I feel that Cueto is the better pitcher and I like that he is at home.
I feel that the Giants will be able to do enough against Velasquez in order to get a win.
I will take the Giants on the moneyline and lay the 132.
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