MLB betting line favors Phillies over Padres
San Diego Padres vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds
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).
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.
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.
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
San Diego at Philadelphia, Sunday, May 13