San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies - 4/19/21 MLB Picks and Prediction

San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies - 4/19/21 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Phillies (8-7) vs San Francisco Giants (9-6)

Game Info: Monday, April 19, 2021 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

Chase Anderson (0-1) (4.00) vs Kevin Gausman (0-0) (3.20)

Betting Odds: Philadelphia Phillies -108 / San Francisco Giants -102 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Philadelphia Phillies will host the San Francisco Giants in an NL matchup on Monday. It will be the first game of a three-game set at Citizens Bank Park.  

Philadelphia heads into this game having won 2 of 3 against St. Louis over the weekend. They won their last game 2-0, thanks to a gem by Aaron Nola. He pitched a complete game shutout, allowing just 2 hits with 10 strikeouts. From the dish they had 6 hits. Bryce Harper homered in the first for his third of the year. To start the season, the Phillies have a .236 team batting average and .684 OPS. Bryce Harper leads the team with 3 home runs and a .994 OPS.

Starting for the Phillies on Monday will be righty Chase Anderson. To start the year, he is 0-1 with a 4.00 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 6 strikeouts. Against the Giants lineup in his career, he has allowed a .194 batting average with 21 strikeouts in 108 at bats.

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San Francisco was able avoid the sweep with a 1-0 in Miami on Sunday. Alex Wood got his first start of the season and pitched 5 scoreless innings. Four relievers combined to pitch the last 4 innings to complete the shutout. From the dish they had 6 hits and were 1-10 with runners in scoring position. To start the season, the Giants have a .205 team batting average and .658 OPS. Evan Longoria leads the team with 4 home runs, 9 RBI and a .993 OPS.

Getting the start for the Giants will be righty Kevin Gausman. To start the season, he is 0-0 with a 3.20 ERA, 0.81 WHIP and 18 strikeouts. In his career against this Phillies lineup, he has allowed a .437 batting average with 3 home runs in 67 at bats.

Philadelphia is 7-2 at home this season, 4-3 as the favorite, and the over is 9-6.

San Francisco is 4-5 on the road, 5-2 as the underdog, and the under is 11-4.

Looking at the pitching matchup, Anderson should give the Phillies the edge considering the success he has had against the Giants in the past. The Phillies are also 3-0 in home openers to start the season. With both bullpens about even and Philadelphia’s offense off to a better start, I will side with the home team in this one. Give me the Phillies to win.

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Joe’s Pick Philadelphia Phillies -108

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