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2021 MLB Handicapping
(61-60) Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Diego Padres (67-56)
Date: Saturday, August 21st, 2021
Time: 8:40 PM ET
Venue: Petco Park, California
Projected Pitchers: Nola (PHI) vs. Musgrove (SDP)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Phillies +150 Padres -170
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Phillies -1.5, Diamondbacks +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 7.5
The Phillies visit the San Diego Padres Saturday for game two of a three-game set. Philadelphia took two of three July home matchups from San Diego and must now prove its road mettle.
Each side enters tonight on respective losing streaks.
Struggling to remain in the playoff hunt, Philadelphia was recently swept by Arizona in three forgettable outings for Phillies baseball. Overall, Philly has dropped four straight, and generated just two runs per while underwhelming against an NL-worst Arizona club.
Aaron Nola starts tonight for Philadelphia. Nola stands 7-7 with a 4.48 earned run average, and is still treading. 500 water since a breakout 2018 campaign. The Phills are 11-13 when Nola appears, having dropped three of his last four starts.
Nola lasted 4.1 innings and issued four runs and three walks to drop his latest outing Aug. 15 vs. Cincinnati.
Philadelphia’s team ERA is 4.42, and ranks number 17 overall. The Phillies add 4.50 runs per game, 15th best.
San Diego Padres
San Diego had its own Arizona problem while losing three of four to the D’Backs before being swept recently by Colorado. Padres pitching fell flat as the Rockies outscored SDP 20-13 in three meetings.
Fading fast, San Diego now leads Cincinnati by one game for the final wild card. The Padres have dropped seven of thier last eight, and have entered must-win territory.
Joe Musgrove gets the nod tonight for San Diego. After allowing just three runs in his prior 19 innings, Musgrove collapsed Aug. 14 vs. Arizona. The last-placed Diamondbacks added six runs and ten hits to chase Musgrove in the fourth frame.
Given his team’s downturn, it’s tempting to fade Musgrove (8-8, 3.11 ERA) following his shoddy outing against an Arizona group batting .236 this season. The Padres are also 12-12 when Musgrove appears -below average results for a winning club.
San Diego still has MLB’s top bullpen ERA at 3.04, and eighth-best team ERA at 3.73, though Arizona added just under 7 runs per while sweeping SDP.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- San Diego is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
- San Diego is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego’s last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
- San Diego is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
- Philadelphia is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
- Philadelphia is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Philadelphia’s last 12 games
- Philadelphia is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Philadelphia is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing San Diego
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games when playing San Diego
- Philadelphia is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against San Diego
Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Diego Padres MLB Prediction:
Both teams are watching their playoff hopes vanish in real time. That stated, San Diego is among the better NL home teams, and offer a bit more offensive bang than visiting Philly. Take SDP by way of clean hitting in this moneyline win.
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