Phillies vs Giants Prediction - MLB Picks 5/15/23

San Francisco Giants (17-23) vs Philadelphia Phillies (20-20)

Game Info: Monday, May 15, 2023 at 9:45 pm (Oracle Park)

Alex Wood (0-0) (2.45) vs Bailey Falter (0-6) (5.75)

Betting Odds: San Francisco Giants -116 / Philadelphia Phillies -105 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Philadelphia Phillies will fly out to the Bay area to begin a three-game set with the San Francisco Giants this Monday from Oracle Park.

Phillies Betting Preview 

Philadelphia moved to 20-20 after taking two of three from Colorado. The Phillies had their five-game win streak snapped in the series finale, and they’ll look to avoid a further skid here against the Giants. The Philadelphia offense is scoring 4.45 runs per game, while batting .266, with a .322 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.95 ERA, with a 1.37 WHIP. Nick Castellanos has multiple hits in three of the last five games, and he now leads the Phillies in batting (.316) and hits (49). Alec Bohm has a hit in seven of the last nine games, and he’s first on the team in RBI (28). Trea Turner has recorded a hit in nine of the last ten games.  

Bailey Falter (2-2, 6.91 ERA, 17 Ks) will get the start for Philadelphia. The third-year lefty just can’t seem to get anything going this season, and after allowing five runs and dropping his fifth straight decision to Boston last week, it’s safe to say he can be targeted until the Phillies address their rotation. Falter has given up four runs or more in four of his last five appearances, and he’s only surpassed four Ks once all season. 

Giants Betting Preview

San Francisco fell to 17-23 after being swept by Arizona. The Giants have now six of their last eight, and they’ll look to capitalize on a manageable series opening spot here. The San Francisco offense is scoring 4.81 runs per game, while batting .242, with a .321 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.39 ERA, with a 1.33 WHIP. Thairo Estrada recorded a pair of doubles in the series finale against Arizona, and he leads the Giants in batting (.314) and hits (48). J.D. Davis produced runs in two of three games versus the DBacks, and he’s first on the team in RBI (22). 

Alex Wood (0-0, 2.45 ERA, 18 Ks) will take the mound for San Francisco. The tenth-year lefty returned over the weekend out of the bullpen, and this will mark his first start since mid-April. Wood’s truck out five in 4.2 scoreless innings in his lone home start of the season versus the Dodgers. 

Philadelphia vs San Francisco Trends

Philly is 18-19 against the spread this season, with a 19-17-1 O/U record. San Fran is 17-21 ATS this year, with a 21-14-3 over/under record.

Corey’s Free Pick

What we’ve learned early is that bad things just seem to happen when Bailey Falter takes the bump. He provides little optimism even coming into the most pitcher-friendly ballpark in the league, and he should be targeted here. The Phillies won’t get swept here in the Bay, but with Falter set to go, roll with San Francisco at home in game one.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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