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2019 MLB Season
Date: Saturday August 17th, 2019
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
Projected Pitchers: Dinelson Lamet vs. Zach Eflin
MLB Moneyline Odds: Padres -107 | Phillies -101
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 10
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San Diego Padres
Oddsmakers are giving the Padres a chance Saturday despite the fact that they head to the East Coast for a road swing. San Diego is actually a slight favorite here, listed at -107 compared to the Phillies being -101 at home.
Can bettors trust San Diego after falling 4-8 in Friday’s series opener? Josh Naylor had a 3-4 night for the Padres but it was still the team’s 4th loss in their last 5 games. Add to the fact that the Padres have won just 2 of their last 7 road games and it’s hard to see why the line is set so close.
San Diego being a nearly a toss-up odds wise in Saturday’s game is a huge shout out to starter Dinelson Lamet. The right-hander has been solid at times as evidenced by 2ER or less allowed in 4 of the last 5 starts. His sample size is a bit small however as Saturday’s start is just his 8th of the year after returning from Tommy John surgery.
Philly scored a nice 8-4 win in the series opener Friday with good value at just -115. It was a perfect spot for a letdown for the Phillies after Thursday’s dramatic grand slam walk-off from Bryce Harper to help Philadelphia edge the Cubs 7-5.
Does the letdown for the Phillies come Saturday night? It’s hard to bet against Harper and Philadelphia right now as the slugger has belted 4 HR with 10 RBI in the last 3 games. The Phillies have a 4-game win streak going and are 37-26 at Citizens Bank Park on the year.
Is Saturday night’s game having such close odds an indictment on Philly starter Zach Eflin? The right-hander is back in the Phillies rotation after Jake Arrieta is likely done for the year with surgery to repair bone spurs. Eflin has been solid in relief as of late, allowing just 1 ER in his last 4 appearances (5.2 IP). Eflin did lose his last 4 starts however.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Padres are 2-5 last 7 road games
- Padres are 2-6 in Lamet’s last 8 road starts
- Over is 5-0 in Padres last 5 overall
- Phillies are 1-7 last 8 Saturday games
- Phillies are 0-5 in Eflin’s last 5 starts
Free San Diego Padres vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Prediction:
Nobody could put the blame on a bettor for taking Philadelphia in this one as they have a 4-game win streak going and are at home. Lamet has been great as of late for the Padres however and if San Diego is going to get one this series, it’s with Eflin on the mound Saturday.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Padres -107
Hard to know what to expect from Eflin in his return to the rotation.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Padres 6 – Phillies 3
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