Phillies vs Giants Prediction - MLB Picks 5/16/23

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

Game Info: Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at 9:45 pm (Oracle Park)

Alex Cobb (3-1) (1.70) vs Zack Wheeler (3-2) (3.80)

Betting Odds: San Francisco Giants +105 / Philadelphia Phillies -132 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The San Francisco Giants will host the Philadelphia Phillies for game two of their three-game set this Tuesday from Oracle Park on the MLB Network. San Francisco took game one after jumping out to a big lead early, 6-3. 

Phillies Betting Preview 

Philadelphia moved to 20-21 after losing to San Francisco. The Phillies have now dropped two in a row, and they’ll hope to avoid dropping these two final road games before the weekend. 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 (.308) and hits (49). Alec Bohm has produced a run in three of the last four games, and he’s first on the team in RBI (31). Trea Turner has recorded a hit in nine of the last ten games, while doubling in three of the last five..  

Zach Wheeler (3-2, 3.80 ERA, 53 Ks) will take the bump for Philadelphia. The tenth-year pitcher is coming off of his best outing of the season, striking out seven in seven full innings, while allowing just one run to Toronto. Wheeler struck out seven in six scoreless innings pitched against Houston in his last road start, and he’s cleared seven strikeouts in three of his last five games. 

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 tripled in last night’s win, and he leads the Giants in batting (.310) and hits (49). J.D. Davis produced runs in two of three games versus the DBacks, and he’s first on the team in RBI (22). 

Alex Cobb (3-1, 1.70 ERA, 41 Ks) will start for San Francisco. The twelfth-year righty had another strong start in the desert last week versus the DBacks, tossing seven innings of shutout ball for the second time in a row. Cobb isn’t a high-rate strikeout pitcher, but he’s delivered four quality starts, and has only allowed more than two runs once in eight appearances this season. 

Philadelphia vs San Francisco Trends

Philly is 17-23 against the spread this season, with a 17-22-1 O/U record. San Fran is 18-22 ATS this year, with a 19-20-1 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.

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