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MLB Betting Prediction: San Francisco Giants vs. Philadelphia Phillies 5/5/2024

San Francisco Giants (15-17) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (21-11)

As the calendar turns to May, the MLB season heats up with the San Francisco Giants facing the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on a breezy Sunday evening. The Phillies, boasting a strong early season record of 21-11, sit comfortably among the league’s elite, while the Giants lag slightly behind at 15-17. This matchup promises to be an intriguing clash as both teams vie for momentum. Fans tuning into ESPN at 7:10 PM ET will be looking for winning MLB picks as these two teams battle it out.

The Giants have had a very bumpy start to the season, implied by their .500 record. Their team batting average recorded at a so-so level .239 with a .305 on-base percentage and a .373 slugging percentage. Though there have been problems with batting for the Giants, the team has nevertheless managed to hit 28 home runs and score 118 runs. On the other hand, their pitching staff which is poor with a higher-than-average of 4.5 with a 1.31 WHIP. These numbers thus show the fragility that is used by the rivals because they have a record of 2-3 in both their last five games and against spread in the same series.

The Phillies, on the other hand, are on the rise with a .255 team batting average. This has been made possible through the hard work put in by their power hitters that have contributed 40 home runs. They have outscored the Giants with a total of 149 runs this season that was powered by a solid .328 on-base percentage and a .414 slugging percentage. Their pitchers are doing a better job, resulting in an impressive ERA of 3.37 and the WHIP of 1.15. The solid performance leads to the fact that the team has the favorable records of 4-1 in the last five games and 9-7 in the road games against the spread.


San Francisco Giants vs. Philadelphia Phillies Game Info

When: Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 7:10 PM ET
Where: Citizens Bank Park
Stream: MLB.TV


Logan Webb (3-2 W-L, 2.98 ERA) vs. Taijuan Walker (1-0 W-L, 8.53 ERA)

Logan Webb of the Giants headlines with a reliable 2.98 ERA, expressing resilience on the hill and keen to contribute as much as possible. He has thrown 42.1 full innings and has kept everything together by issuing just 10 walks and 1 home run, striking out 30 batters. Home runs and walks are limiting what Web will need in adjusting to the Phillies’ powerful lineup. The fact that he has a WHIP of 1.3 below league average tells us that his ability to keep runners off the bases is promising. It is essential for a home game away from home.

This adversity is illustrated by the struggles of the Phillies’ starter Taijuan Walker, who has managed only 6.1 innings so far and is displaying an 8.53 ERA. Despite his opening record with a 1-0 win, his 1.58 WHIP rate and the 2 homers already given out manifest some weak traits on his part. The Giants baseball players have shown that they can capitalize on any pitcher’s mistakes, making Walker’s outing against them a critical aspect of his overall performance in this encounter.


MLB Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD

It might be the wise decision for wagers to be keen on what will happen in developing news since the betting odds of the matchup has not yet been finalized. The strong Phillies would be the favorites, but the Giants may just scrape through with the game changing nature of baseball.


San Francisco Giants Betting Trends

The 2-3 ATS over the last 5 games of the Giants indicates home-road woes with a road record of 6-9 ATS. The fact that they couldn’t push the total in the recent games anymore (over in the last 0 of their last 5 games) shows some troubles being productive in the moment that could influence the over/under betting trends in this specific match.


Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends

The Phillies are up in the past couple of days; though they have a 4-1 record in their last five overall matches and 3-2 ATS at the present time. Their games invariably produce total counts of OVERs, with OVERs coming out on top in the last 3 of their last 5 games, while running with their strong offensive stats.


San Francisco Giants vs. Philadelphia Phillies 5/5/24 Betting Picks

Considering the overall momentum and home-field advantage, the Phillies appear to be the stronger team heading into this matchup. Their robust offense and more reliable pitching make them likely favorites, especially if the Giants’ pitchers struggle to contain their hitters. However, Logan Webb’s solid start to the season could keep the Giants competitive if he maintains his form.

For those looking to engage with the best betting websites, keep an eye on the opening lines for this game. Prop bets on individual performances, especially those related to Phillies’ hitters and Logan Webb’s strikeouts, could provide value. The over/under might also be worth a look, given the Phillies’ tendency to participate in higher-scoring games.


Free Pick and Prediction: Philadelphia Phillies 6, San Francisco Giants 3

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