San Francisco Giants vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction MLB Picks 5/3/24

Philadelphia Phillies (21-11) vs San Francisco Giants (14-17)

Game Info: Friday, May 3, 2024 at 6:40 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

Aaron Nola (4-1) (3.43) vs Jordan Hicks (2-0) (1.59)

Betting Odds: Philadelphia Phillies -160 / San Francisco Giants +147 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article, we will formulate a San Francisco Giants vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction for this MLB game on Friday, May 3rd at Citizens Bank Park To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

-The Giants recent form and recent player performance 

-The Phillies recent form and recent play performance

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving San Francisco

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving  Philadelphia

-Recent betting trends in games played between San Francisco and Philadelphia

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Giants and Phillies. 

Giants Look to Build on Thursday

The Giants are coming off a solid win on Wednesday. The pitching gave up only one run against the Boston Red Sox and that was enough for the victory. Mike Yastrzemski hit a home run in two at bats. The Giants are averaging 3.81 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.61 runs per game. The offense is ranked 21st in the league while the defense is ranked 23rd in the league. They have a run differential of -0.81 which is 22nd in the league. Michael Conforto has hit five home runs and driven in 16 RBis. Getting the start for the Giants will be Jordan Hicks who sits with a 2-0 record and an ERA of 1.59. Over his last two starts, he has gone 11 innings total and given up only two earned runs. Hicks is going to need to step up in a big way here, and really lock down the Phillies. 

Phillies Have Impressed This Season

The Phillies have impressed this season and they come into this game with a 21-11 record overall. On Wednesday, the Phillies scored two runs in the second inning and that was enough for them to secure the one-run victory. Kyle Schwarber had a strong game finishing with two hits and two RBIs. Zack Wheeler had a strong game going five innings giving up five hits and one run. The Phillies are averaging 4.66 runs while their pitching is giving up 3.81 runs per game. The offense is ranked 13th in the league while the pitching is ranked 8th. They are also averaging 8.53 hits per game which is 7th in baseball. Alec Bohm has hit four home runs and driven in 30 RBIs. Kyle Schwarber has also hit eight home runs and driven in 19 RBIs. 

Will Nola Be Good Here?

Getting the start for the Phillies will be Aaron Nola who sits with a 4-1 record and an ERA of 3.20. In his last start against the San Diego Padres, he went eight innings giving up seven hits and three earned runs. He played with a little bit of a fire, but he was still good. In this game, Nola is going to need to have a huge game to try and put the pressure on the Giants offense.

Philadelphia Phillies Player Prop Facts

  • Bryce Harper has hit a home run in four of his last five appearances with the Phillies as home favorites against the Giants.
  • Alec Bohm has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Phillies' last six night games.
  • Trea Turner has recorded two or more total bases in each of the Phillies' last 10 night games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Aaron Nola has recorded seven or more strikeouts in seven of his last eight home appearances against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Trea Turner has scored at least one run in each of the Phillies' last eight home games.
  • Alec Bohm has recorded at least one hit in each of the Phillies' last 15 games.
  • Alec Bohm has recorded at least one Double in seven of the Phillies' last eight games against NL opponents.
  • Bryce Harper has recorded a Single in each of the Phillies' last eight games against the Giants.
  • Aaron Nola has recorded a win in four of his last five appearances.
  • Alec Bohm ranks 2nd amongst qualified players for Batting Average (.362) this season.

San Francisco Giants Player Prop Facts

  • Mike Yastrzemski has hit a home run in three of his last four road appearances against NL East opponents that held a winning record.
  • Thairo Estrada has recorded at least one total base in each of his last eight appearances against the Phillies.
  • Thairo Estrada has recorded at least one hit in each of his last eight appearances against the Phillies.
  • Matt Chapman has recorded a Double in four of his last five road appearances against NL East opponents.
  • Matt Chapman has recorded at least one Single in each of the Giants' last six games as underdogs.
  • Wilmer Flores has recorded at least one RBI in five of his last six appearances against the Phillies.
  • Wilmer Flores has scored a run in each of the Giants' last eight games at Citizens Bank Park.
  • Jordan Hicks ranks 6th amongst qualified players for Earned Run Average (1.59) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Philadelphia Phillies rank 1st in the league for strikeouts this season (303).
  • The Philadelphia Phillies rank 3rd in the league for home runs this season (40).
  • The San Francisco Giants rank 28th in the league for steals this season (13).
  • The San Francisco Giants rank T26th in the league for strikeouts this season (244).

 

San Francisco Giants vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction

Nola played with a little fire in the last game, but I still trust him to be good. Nola sits with an ERA of 3.20 and he’s going to dominate in this fight. The Giants are averaging only 3.81 runs per game and they are going to really struggle to get any sort of offense going here. The Giants are going to struggle to score only two or three runs here, and that will be the difference here as the Phillies are going to get the job done. Back the Phillies on the money line to cash here with ease.

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