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Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Diego Padres Picks, Predictions, Odds

Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Diego Padres Betting Analysis

The San Diego Padres host the Philadelphia Phillies in the first contest of a four-game set at Petco Park on Thursday, June 23, 2022.

Despite posting a 17-17 record away from Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia is in third place in the National League East with an overall record of 36-34, which trails the first placed New York Mets by 8.5 games. San Diego begins Thursday’s action in second place of the National League West. The Padres own a 44-27 record, while posting a 20-13 mark at home.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Diego Padres Betting Prediction

The Philadelphia Phillies enter this matchup third in the NL East standings, eight and a half games behind the New York Mets for first place. The Phillies most recently went 0-2 SU against the Rangers in a two-game series and are 6-4 SU in their last 10 games. Philadelphia struggled to get much going against Texas, scoring just two runs throughout the series. This is not a common trend for Philadelphia as they are averaging 4.6 runs per game, which ranks as the sixth most in the MLB. Designated hitter Bryce Harper has been on a tear this season with a batting average of .326 (76-233), 15 home runs, and 48 RBIs.  

San Diego is currently first in the NL West standings, half a game ahead of the second place Los Angeles Dodgers. The Padres completed a three-game sweep against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday and have won seven of their last 10 games. San Diego took care of the Diamondbacks with ease, scoring 17 runs throughout while giving up seven. The Padres have been doing this to teams all season as they rank fifth in runs per game (4.74) and fifth in team ERA (3.42). Third baseman Manny Machado has been one of the Padres best hitters, but missed Wednesday's game against Arizona and is listed as day-to-day (ankle). 

The Padres have won two of three games against the Phillies this season. I like that trend to continue in game one of this series. Jos Musgrove has been great on the mound for San Diego while Ranger Suarez has been a bit inconsistent for the Phillies. I don’t expect San Diego to have a huge day with their bats, but do think they do enough damage to get the job done. Backing the Padres moneyline in this matchup.

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Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Diego Padres Betting Odds

Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Diego Padres Betting Resources

  • Date: Thursday, June 23, 2022
  • Matchup: NL East vs. NL West
  • Venue: Petco Park
  • Location: San Diego, California
  • Time-TV: 9:40 p.m. ET – MLBN

Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Diego Padres – Current Form

Philadelphia captured its series against the Washington Nationals, 3-1, but the Phillies fell to the Rangers on Wednesday. Their worst game was on Tuesday, when the Philadelphia Phillies failed to score a single run against the Texas Rangers in the first contest of a two-game series. Their worst performance in the last six games was allowing nine runs on Sunday, in the fourth match of the series played against the Washington Nationals. The Padres lost against the Rockies last Sunday 3-0, but climbed back up by winning against the Diamondbacks last Wednesday. They limited the Arizona Diamondbacks to just one run in the first contest of the series on Monday.

Against the Colorado Rockies, San Diego’s defence allowed for 10 runs in the first game of the series on Friday.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Diego Padres – Pitching Matchup

Philadelphia: Ranger Suárez (5-4, 4.43 ERA)

Philadelphia's Ranger Suárez toes the rubber for his 13th start of the season as he looks to improve on a 5-4 mark and 4.43 ERA. The left-hander has put together a 1.51 WHIP to go along with 54 strikeouts and 29 walks in 65 innings of work. Suárez grabbed the win in his last start, which came on the road against the Washington Nationals on June 17, 2022. He allowed three runs on six hits with three walks and five strikeouts in an eventual 3-5 the Phillies win. Suárez owns a 4-1 road record this season in six starts away from Citizens Bank Park. In those away outings, he has posted a 3.86 ERA, a 1.31 WHIP, 13 walks, and 31 strikeouts in 35 innings of work.

San Diego: Joe Musgrove (8-0, 1.59 ERA)

Joe Musgrove takes the mound in the series opener as he makes his 12th start of the season for the Padres in this contest. He comes in 8-0 with a 1.59 ERA, a 0.92 WHIP, 17 walks and 81 strikeouts over 79 innings of work on the year. In five home starts this season, Musgrove has compiled a 3-0 record in 32 innings, while striking out 36, walking six batters, and putting together a 1.41 ERA and a 0.91 WHIP.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Diego Padres – Series History

Philadelphia had a very solid 2021 season in its head-to-head encounters, going 4-2 overall. San Diego has defeated Philadelphia two times in three meetings this season.

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