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Philadelphia Phillies vs San Francisco Giants 5/16/2023 Picks, Analysis and Previews

Philadelphia Phillies vs San Francisco Giants 5/16/2023 Picks, Analysis and Previews

Sports fans, get ready for an exciting matchup between the Philadelphia Phillies and the San Francisco Giants in game two of their three-game series. The Phillies will rely on their right-handed pitcher Zack Wheeler, who has a 3-2 record and a 3.80 ERA, to take on the Giants’ own impressive righty, Alex Cobb, who boasts a 3-1 record and a 1.70 ERA. This game promises to be a pitching duel, with first pitch set for 9:45 PM EST.

After missing a few games due to injury, Phillies star Bryce Harper is back in action and batting third in the lineup. The team is hoping his return can spark some energy, as they aim to bounce back from their recent loss against the Rockies. Unfortunately, Harper’s ejection from that game may have impacted the team’s performance. The Phillies are looking to Wheeler to lead them to victory. He’s had a solid season so far, posting four quality starts and a K/9 rate of 10.6. He’s won two out of three road starts with a 4.70 ERA, which is still respectable. Wheeler has also demonstrated good control, with a hard-hit percentage below the league average at 33.9% and a strikeout percentage of 27.9%, a slight improvement from his performance last year. Phillies fans will be hoping that Wheeler can bring his best stuff to the mound and help secure a crucial win in San Francisco.

  • Philadelphia is 0-5 SU in their last 5 games on the road against San Francisco.
  • The total stayed UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 7 games played in May.
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games played on a Tuesday.

Philadelphia Phillies vs San Francisco Giants 5/16/2023 Picks, Analysis and Previews

The San Francisco Giants have been struggling to regain their form since their NL West Division win a couple of seasons ago. With their record being less than impressive and no significant roster improvements, they have a lot to prove in the second game of their series against the Philadelphia Phillies. The Giants are banking on Alex Cobb, who has been exceptional this season, to help turn things around. In eight starts, Cobb has a 3-1 record, an impressive 1.70 ERA, and four quality starts. 

Despite giving up 51 hits in 47.2 innings of work, he has a K/9 rate of 7.7. He’s performed well at home, winning two of four starts, with three of those games being quality starts, and an outstanding home ERA of 1.35. It’s worth noting that Cobb’s hard-hit percentage has been somewhat high at 47.3% this season, and his strikeout percentage has decreased for the third year in a row.

  • San Francisco is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home against Philadelphia.
  • The total stayed UNDER in 5 of San Francisco’s last 5 games played on a Tuesday.
  • The total remained UNDER in 7 of San Francisco’s last 7 home games played on a Tuesday.

Philadelphia Phillies vs San Francisco Giants. The MLB pick for this game is the Philadelphia Phillies. The Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants are set to face off in what promises to be an exciting game. Both teams have their strengths, but the Phillies appear to have the edge in terms of scoring. While Alex Cobb has performed admirably for the Giants this season, he’s had some recent struggles with a 1-2 record in his last three starts. Despite this, he’s only allowed 23 hits over that span, so the Phillies will have their work cut out for them in trying to get on base against him. Meanwhile, the Giants will be counting on Zack Wheeler to keep the Phillies’ offense in check. The prediction is that the Phillies will ultimately come out on top, winning 6-3.

MLB Starting Time: 9:45 PM ET

Location: Oracle Park n San Francisco, CA

Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2023


MLB Odds: Philadelphia Phillies -120

MLB Totals: 7.5

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