San Diego Padres vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 23 (6/23): MLB

San Diego Padres vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 23 (6/23): MLB

Credit: photo by Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

 

Oddsa

Time 9:40 p.m. EST
Phillies money line +128
Phillies run line +1.5 (-160)
Padres  money line -153
Padres run line -1.5 (+135)
Over / under 7

 

Key stats

  Philadelphia Phillies San Diego Padres 
Record 36-34 44-27
Road / home record 17-17 20-13
Last 10 record 6-4 7-3
Streak L3 W3
Over / under record 39-29-2 31-38-2
Runs / game 4.81 4.67
Runs allowed / game 4.39 3.73

 

Preview

The Philadelphia Phillies and the San Diego Padres will meet again to play a 3-game series at the Petco Park. The Padres swept the Dbacks at home while the Phillies were swept by the Rangers.

Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies get to this game with a 36-34 record and have lost their last 4 games. The team is averaging 4.8 runs per game while allowing 4.3 runs. Bryce Harper leads the team with 15 home runs and 48 RBI batting for .316 avg.

Zack Wheeler leads the team with a 2.77 ERA, 86 strikeouts and 6 wins recorded for the Phillies.

Probable Pitcher: 

Ranger Suarez (5-4, 4.43 ERA) will take the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Phillies. In the first game of Friday's doubleheader against the Nationals, Suarez earned the win after allowing three runs on six hits in 5.2 innings while fanning five and walking three.

San Diego Padres

The Padres get here with a 44-27 record and have won their last 3 games. The team is averaging 4.7 runs per game with a .233 at bat while allowing 3.7 runs. Manny Machado is leading the team with 12 home runs and 46 RBI and a batting average of .327.

Joe Musgrove leads the pitching staff with a 1.59 ERA, 81 strikeouts and 8 wins recorded for the Padres.

Probable Pitcher:

Joe Musgrove (8-0, 1.59 ERA) will start for the Padres in the 1st game of the series. Musgrove (undisclosed) will be reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list to start Thursday's game against the Phillies. He is 2-0 with an ERA of 1.29 and 26 strikeouts in 4 appearances versus the Phillies in his career.

BETTING TRENDS

The total has gone OVER in 14 of Philadelphia's last 20 games on the road.

Philadelphia are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against San Diego.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Diego's last 6 games against Philadelphia.

San Diego are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games at home.

Prediction

The Padres offense remain intact even without their 2 all-stars Machado and Tatis Jr out. The Phillies struggled against the Rangers and now will have to face one of the best pitchers in the MLB. Joe Musgrove has allowed only 3 runs in his last 34 innings pitched and has dominated the Phillies in his career holding a 1.29 ERA across 4 games against them. Take the Padres to win the first of the series.

PICK: Padres ML (-153)

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