San Diego Padres at Philadelphia Phillies MLB Odds Prediction
Just as only 1 team can claim to be the best in baseball through the regular season, only 1 can claim to be the worst. That is a title that no MLB betting fan wants their team to claim, but it’s looking ever more likely that the Philadelphia Phillies will be the ones to end the season with the worst record in the league. They will try to claw themselves off the bottom when they welcome in the San Diego Padres on Sunday afternoon.
Taking a Look at the San Diego Padres at Philadelphia Phillies MLB Odds Prediction & TV Info
Date: Sunday, August 30th, 2015
Time: 11:35 AM
Venue: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
You could forgive the Phillies (50-78) for feeling a little shell shocked coming into this series, as they are just coming off an absolute blasting at the hands of the New York Mets. That was a series you always expected the Phillies to lose, but it’s the manner in which they lost it that has to be so hard to take. They were swept over the 4-game series, and gave up a total of 40 runs in the process.
They were actually ahead in a couple of the games, but their bullpen ended up letting them down, especially on Thursday when they lost in the 13th inning. This is a team that has a lot of work to do in the offseason, and given how much salary they have dumped in the past few years, you have to wonder just how committed they are to writing those checks. Jerome Williams (4-10, 6.13 ERA) will start, and will need to improve on his recent performances if Philly is to have any shot here.
The Padres (62-65) came into this week still believing that they had a shot at running down the LA Dodgers in the NL West. It’s pretty fair to say that the chances of them doing so now are pretty slim at best. The Padres dropped 2 of 3 to a struggling Washington Nationals team, and now find themselves 8.5 games back. Even if they can sweep this series, they still have 7 games against the Texas Rangers and LA Dodgers coming up next week. They will either haul themselves right back into contention or end next week officially out of any kind of playoff picture. James Shields (9-6, 3.89 ERA) has not pitched particularly poorly of late, but he has been let down by some pretty anemic run support.
Key Betting Trends
Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games
Philadelphia is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games at home
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Diego
San Diego is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Diego’s last 6 games
San Diego is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 12 of San Diego’s last 15 games on the road
San Diego is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
Consider This Before Placing Your Bet
Shields pitched well the last time he faced the Phillies, but was let down by his offense on that occasion. I don’t think lightning strikes twice here, which is why I like the Padres to win.