MLB betting line favors Phillies over Padres

San Diego PadresPhiladelphia Phillies
May 12, 7:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

San Diego Padres vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

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The Philadelphia Phillies will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the San Diego Padres invade Citizens Bank Park on Saturday.

It's a pitching duel between Roy Halladay for the Phillies (3-2 on the year) and Edinson Volquez for San Diego (1-2 so far).

View San Diego vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Phillies in this one will find them as -200 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 6.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 11 (Phillies) and the No. 12 (Padres) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Padres rank No. 16 in the National League at 7.2 hits per game. That compares with Philadelphia’s No. 3 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Philadelphia has the National League's No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Padres own the National League's No. 9 mark in runs allowed.

The Padres were a 7-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Phillies. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at -155 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. San Diego suffered a 7-3 loss against Philadelphia on Friday, as Clayton Richard wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Citizens Bank Park.

San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Philadelphia are 2-8
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing San Diego are 7-3
After playing San Diego are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

A few Padres at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Diego's last 8 games when playing Philadelphia
San Diego is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
San Diego is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games at home
Philadelphia is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games when playing San Diego
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against San Diego

Next up:
San Diego at Philadelphia, Sunday, May 13