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MLB Betting Preview: Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Francisco Giants

August 23, 2023



The San Francisco Giants and Philadelphia Phillies finish out their three-game series soon in Pennsylvania with exciting betting prospects on the way. Can the Phillies dominate at home once more in this series?


  • Date: Game 3 on August 23, 2023 at 4:05 PM ET

  • Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

San Francisco Giants Betting Preview

The Giants had bad momentum heading into this series, as they went 2-3 before game one. This is likely why they came out a little flat in game one with their 10-4 defeat against the Phillies. Alex Cobb (6-5) is on the mound for game three and has an ERA at 3.75.

Their averages reveal their struggles on offense. Their batting average is nearing .238 and they are not doing much on the mound to slow down their opponents, as they allow about .253.

Their ERA is about 3.95, which is similar to the Phillies, and their OBP is hovering .314. Their slugging percentage is not great compared to the league average, at around .388.

The Giants are attempting to move up, but are currently second in the NL West by about 12 games trailing the Los Angeles Dodgers. They need every win they can in order to make an impact on the division race.

Philadelphia Phillies Betting Preview

The Phillies also went 2-3 in their previous five games before game one of this series. However, that did not stop them from commanding a good lead and taking game one to help set the tone for this series. Michael Lorenzen (7-8) will take his talents to the mound for game three with an ERA of 3.57.

The Phillies have some advantages compared to the Giants. Their batting average is a bit higher at .258 and they are keeping opponents around .242 at the plate.

Their ERA is roughly the same as the Giants, at about 3.97 and their OBP is slightly above theirs too around .325. Their slugging percentage is around .428 and it could make a difference at the plate.

The Phillies are in a similar boat as the Giants. They too are second, but in the NL East, by about 13 games behind the Atlanta Braves. Any wins at home would greatly help their case.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

The following odds from MyBookie reveal the Philadelphia Phillies are slightly favored to close out game three. According to market analysis, the Phillies have a 55.8 percent chance to win.


  • San Francisco Giants: +114

  • Philadelphia Phillies: -135

  • *odds are subject to changes

The Giants are slightly below .500 while on the road and the Phillies perform their best at home. On offense alone, the Phillies should be able to capitalize on the opportunity.

Spooky Express Pick: Take the Philadelphia Phillies to Win at -135

Written By: Daniel Newton