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Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Francisco Giants

May 29, 2024


The Philadelphia Phillies will travel to San Francisco, California, to play the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on Wednesday afternoon. The game will start at 3:45 PM ET and air on NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Phillies Team Preview

The Philadelphia Phillies have the best record in baseball at 38-18; however, they have been on a cold streak as they have lost three games in a row and four of their last five, while also suffering their second consecutive series loss following Tuesday's 0-1 shutout loss in extra innings in Game 2 of the series against the San Francisco Giants.

For the first time this season, the Phillies face the threat of a series sweep and are currently experiencing their longest losing streak. Over their last three matches, Philadelphia has averaged two runs per game. Despite facing shutouts for the second time this season, they maintain the best run differential in the National League and the second-best in baseball, trailing only the New York Yankees with a run differential of 88, while the Yankees boast a run differential of 91.

Philadelphia lost Game 2 of the series against the Giants for the second straight time; however, they have won six of the last ten meetings in the series. The Philadelphia Phillies will look to end their three-game losing streak and avoid their first series sweep this season when they face the San Francisco Giants in Game 3.

San Francisco Giants' Team Preview

Despite having three fewer hits than the Philadelphia Phillies, the San Francisco Giants won the pitching duel in Game 2 of the series on Tuesday night, winning 1-0 in extra innings. Tyler Fitzgerald scored the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning when Luis Matos hit a sacrifice fly ball.

The Giants' second straight win and their 10th in their previous 12 games. The Giants have been one of the hottest teams over that stretch, six games below average. Before winning 10 of the previous 12, the Giants improved their record to two games above the average. They are tied for 2nd place in the NL West with the San Diego Padres at 29-27, and 5.5 games behind the Dodgers for first place in the division.

The win in Game 2 secured the Giants' fourth consecutive series win and gave San Francisco a chance to sweep a series for the second time this month, with the other sweep coming on the road against the Colorado Rockies. The Giants will look to sweep the Phillies when they host Philadelphia for Game 3 of the series on Wednesday afternoon.

Odds and Series Trends

The Philadelphia Phillies are listed as -125 moneyline favorites on the road against the San Francisco Giants for Game 3 of the series on Wednesday afternoon, according to WagerWeb. Philadelphia has won six of the last ten contests by an average margin of 1.5 runs per game, while the Giants have won two of the last three; however, both teams averaged 3.33 runs per game in those matchups.

Game Pick

This season, the Philadelphia Phillies remain unswept in a series and hold the top record in baseball. The Phillies have won six of the previous ten meetings against the San Francisco Giants, winning by an average margin of 1.5 runs per game in those contests. Take the moneyline for the Philadelphia Phillies when they travel to face the San Francisco Giants for Game 3 of the series on Wednesday afternoon.

Spooky Express Pick: Philadelphia Phillies Moneyline (-125)