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Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Francisco Giants Free MLB Money Line Pick

Time: 10:15 PM EST Friday August 15, 2014

Location: AT&T Park, San Francisco, California

The San Francisco Giants host the Philadelphia Phillies in a National League match up.

In their last games: The Phillies lost to the L.A. Angels 4-3 and the Giants beat the Chicago White Sox 7-1.

The Phillies had 5 more hits than the Angels, but gave up 3 runs in the 6th inning in the 4-3 loss to L.A.

The Giants scored all 7 of their runs in the 7th inning in their 7-1 win over the White Sox.
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The Giants are 3-1 facing the Phillies this season.

Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

The Reds are 9-3 in Alfredo Simon’s last 12 road starts.

The Rockies are 1-4 in Jorge De La Rosa’s last 5 starts.

In the last 8 games between these 2 teams the Over record is 6-1-1.

The Rockies are 20-8 in their last 28 home games against the Reds.

Pitching Match Up

Philadelphia: Cole Hamels (6-6, 2.37 ERA)
San Francisco: Madison Bumgarner (13-9, 3.22 ERA)

Betting Odds

Money Line: Phillies +134 / Giants -144
Run Line: Under 6 -120
Total Line: Under 9.5 -105

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records

Philadelphia Phillies: 53-68 SU / O/U 64-50 / Run Line W/L 56-65
San Francisco Giants: 63-57 SU / O/U 56-57 / Run Line W/L 60-60

Key Betting Trends

• PHIL is 1-5 in their last 6 overall.
• PHIL is 0-4 in their last 4 road games.
• PHIL has an Over record of 5-2-1 in their last 8 games.
• SF is 8-22 in their last 30 home games.
• SF is 1-5 in their last 6 overall.
• SF has an Under record of 5-2-1 in their last 8 vs. a team with a losing record.

Key Player Injuries

PHILLIES

Mike Adams Right rotator cuff inflammation on 60-day DL(6/7)
Cliff Lee Left flexor pronator strain on 15-day DL(8/1)
John Mayberry Left wrist inflammation on 15-day DL(7/21)

GIANTS

Ehire Adrianza Strained right hamstring on 15-day DL(7/25)
Brandon Belt Concussion on 7-day DL(8/8)
Matt Cain Right elbow surgery – out for season on 15-day DL(7/11)
Hector Sanchez Concussion on 15-day DL(7/26)
Marco Scutaro Strained lower back on 15-day DL(7/25)

Money Line Pick:

Philadelphia starter Cole Hamels continues to impress with his 5th straight start allowing 1 or fewer runs. San Francisco starter Madison Bumgarner is pitching very well on the road recently, but at home it’s a different story. He hasn’t had a quality start at AT&T Park since June 10th with 5 straight games of below par pitching (1-3 6.99 ERA). It’s always a risk backing the offensively challenged Phillies (23rd in scoring), but Philadelphia has hit lefties better than the Giants and appear to have the pitching edge with Bumgarner’s home struggles.

Take the Philadelphis Philles + 134‏

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