San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies 5/7/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, May 7, 2018
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jeff Samardzija vs. Zach Eflin
The San Francisco Giants head to Citizens Bank Park on Monday, May 7, 2018 to take on the Philadelphia Phillies. The expected starting pitchers are Jeff Samardzija for the Giants and Zach Eflin for the Phillies.
The odds for this matchup have San Francisco at -103 and Philadelphia at -107. The Giants have a 17-16-0 over/under mark and a 21-12-0 run line record. The Phillies are 14-18-0 against the run line and have a 15-14-3 over/under record.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 17-16-0 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 21-12-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 15-14-3 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 14-18-0 against the run line
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
05/01/18 P Johnny Cueto Elbow 10-day DL (05/01)
04/29/18 P Mark Melancon Forearm 60-day DL (03/26)
04/28/18 RF Mac Williamson Concussion 7-day DL (04/28)
04/28/18 2B Joe Panik Thumb 10-day DL (04/28)
04/27/18 P Josh Osich Wrist 10-day DL (04/27)
04/20/18 LF Hunter Pence Thumb 10-day DL (04/20)
03/30/18 P Julian Fernandez Elbow 60-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 P Madison Bumgarner Hand 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
04/30/18 P Victor Arano Rotator Cuff 10-day DL (04/29)
04/29/18 SS J.P. Crawford Forearm 10-day DL (04/29)
04/27/18 P Ben Lively Back 10-day DL (04/27)
03/30/18 P Pat Neshek Shoulder 10-day DL (03/30)
03/29/18 P Mark Leiter Forearm 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jerad Eickhoff Back 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Giants have a 18-15 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 5.27 and a WHIP of 1.83 this year. He has 12 strikeouts over his 13.2 innings pitched and he's given up 15 hits. He allows 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.55. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.54 and they have given up 114 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 104 hitters and walked 49 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.77. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 264 base hits and 124 earned runs. They have allowed 25 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 117 batters and struck out 247. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 3.89.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .253, good for 7th in the league. The Giants hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Joe Panik is hitting .267 with an on-base percentage of .323. He has 24 hits this season in 90 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .389 and an OPS+ of 97. Buster Posey is hitting .307 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .377. He has totaled 31 hits and he has driven in 14 men in 101 at bats. His OPS+ is 126 while his slugging percentage is at .436. The Giants have 287 hits, including 50 doubles and 34 home runs. San Francisco has walked 99 times so far this season and they have struck out 300 times as a unit. They have left 235 men on base and have a team OPS of .713. They score 4.15 runs per contest and have scored a total of 137 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 18-14 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.50, Zach Eflin has a 0-0 record and a 0.50 WHIP this season. He has 4 strikeouts over the 6 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 3 hits. He allows 4.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.94 and they have given up 89 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .208 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 117 batters and walked 54 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.61. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 251 base knocks and 116 earned runs this season. They have given up 27 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 108 hitters and struck out 271 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 3.77.
As a team, they are batting .234, good for 24th in the league. The Phillies hold a .378 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Cesar Hernandez comes into this matchup batting .282 with an OBP of .401. He has 33 hits this year along with 11 RBI in 117 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .410 with an OPS+ of 128. Rhys Hoskins is hitting .286 this season and he has an OBP of .437. He has collected 30 hits in 105 at bats while driving in 22 runs. He has an OPS+ of 165 and a slugging percentage of .514. The Phillies as a unit have 248 base hits, including 53 doubles and 30 homers. Philadelphia has walked 137 times this year and they have struck out on 315 occasions. They have had 222 men left on base and have an OPS of .701. They have scored 4.47 runs per game and totaled 143 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Giants -103
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