Giants -125 Over Phillies for Tuesday's Picks

Jeff Grant

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 1:58 PM GMT

Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014 1:58 PM GMT

The Philadelphia Phillies clubhouse has been consumed by trade rumors, which will lead to another easy victory for the San Francisco Giants at Citizens Bank Park. While the odds might not list them as heavy favorites, find out why we believe that the Giants have more of an advantage than the odds would have you believe.


 

Enjoying the East Coast
San Francisco has won three of its first four games on its current road trip, which includes a 7-4 victory over Philadelphia as +116 underdogs Monday, while going OVER the betting total for the fourth time in five contests.

The Giants have averaged 5.36 runs in winning 11 of their last 14 games in National League East ballparks, which is important to consider when looking over the MLB betting lines Tuesday night.

MLB handicappers will find that the club is 9-6 with a money line of -100 to -125 when playing away from AT&T Park this season.

 

Uncertainty abounds
Philadelphia has dropped five of its last six games, as it has allowed 37 runs in that span—leading directly to the OVER cashing five times.

The Phillies have numerous players linked in trade rumors as the July 31 deadline nears, which sports bettors can’t ignored when making their pro baseball picks over the next week and a half.

It’s also important to point out that the franchise is a dismal 19-30 at home, including a 6-12 mark when playing as underdogs of +100 to +120 in that situation.

 

Petit
Giants starting pitcher Yusmeiro Petit (3-3, 3.86 ERA) lands back in the rotation due to Matt Cain being placed on the 15-day disabled list, as his last 11 appearances have come out of the bullpen.

The right-hander is 1-1 with a 4.97 ERA in nine road appearances (two starts), with opposing hitters batting .253 against him (.236 at home).

In five lifetime appearances versus the Phillies, Petit has produced a 1-0 record and 7.71 ERA.

 

Hernandez
Phillies starting pitcher Roberto Hernandez (4-8, 4.22 ERA) snapped a personal three-game losing streak last time out, as he earned a 4-1 road victory over the Milwaukee Brewers—allowing a single run and three hits over eight innings of work.

The right-hander is 1-5 with a 3.07 ERA in 11 home games (nine starts)—issuing 30 walks and striking out 42 batters in 55.2 combined frames.

Hernandez has compiled a 0-1 record and 5.06 ERA in two career starts versus the Giants.

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Prediction
I’m going to recommend that readers back the Giants as one of their MLB picks, as the Phillies have gone 6-20 in their last 26 home games versus teams with a winning road record.

Free MLB Pick:  San Francisco Giants

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