Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Diego Padres Free Preview

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The Philadelphia Phillies will head west to square off against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park. The first pitch is scheduled for 3:40 p.m. ET and Fox Sports San Diego will televise this NL matchup.

Philadelphia Phillies at San Diego Padres Odds

Oddsmakers are listing Philadelphia (-115) as the favorite over San Diego (+105). The total is sitting at 8 runs and bettors can wager on the over or the under for -110. Runline odds stand at +130 for taking the Phillies -1.5 runs and -150 for the Padres +1.5 runs.

The Phillies have gone 64-50 SU this year and are 56-59 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 12.7 units for moneyline bettors, despite having lost 11.1 units ATS. The Padres, on the other hand, are 46-71 SU and 56-62 ATS. They’ve lost 10.4 units for moneyline bettors and 25.4 units ATS.

San Diego games have an over/under record of 56-57-5 in 2018. The Phillies have been a good under bet with a total record of 48-62-5.

Philadelphia’s pitchers have allowed 4.1 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.70 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 8.81 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.86, along with a WHIP of 1.19 and a K-per-9 of 9.22.

Phillies hitters have slashed .235/.320/.393 on their way to 4.4 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.4 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 4.0 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).

Philadelphia’s offense has been powered by outfielder Odubel Herrera and second baseman Cesar Hernandez, who have combined to swat 28 home runs. Herrera is slashing .272/.328/.456 with 19 home runs, 61 RBIs and 54 runs scored, while Hernandez has a .262 average with nine homers, 37 RBIs, 71 runs and 14 stolen bases.

In the other dugout, San Diego’s pitching staff has given up 4.8 runs per game overall in 2018. The club’s starters have an ERA of 5.16, a WHIP of 1.49 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.5. The bullpen has a 3.48 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 9.7 K/9.

The San Diego offense is putting up 3.9 runs per contest, including 5.6 per game over its last 10 games and 7.4 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .313/.385/.581 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that span.

First baseman Eric Hosmer and shortstop Freddy Galvis have led the Padres’ hitters this year. Hosmer is slashing .250/.318/.381 with 10 home runs, 46 RBIs and 51 runs scored, and Galvis has put up a line of .234/.295/.348 with seven homers, 43 RBIs and 40 runs.

Philadelphia Phillies at San Diego Padres MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Padres, ATS Winner – Padres, O/U – UNDER

Betting Trends

  • The under has cashed in six of Philadelphia’s last seven games.
  • The Padres have won three of their last four games SU.
  • San Diego has posted 25.8 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 29.8 over its last five.
  • The Phillies have hit eight home runs in their last 10 games, including six over their last five.