Public Betting: Padres at Phillies Spread, Odds, Trends & Matchups Young vs. Moyer Print
Written by Anthony Rome   
Tuesday, 29 April 2008 20:57
MLB Headline News

Padres Throw Ace

The Philadelphia Phillies appear to have found their offensive rhythm. The San Diego Padres are still looking for theirs.

The Phillies go for their eighth win in 10 games on Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park as they continue their three-game series against the Padres, who have dropped 11 of 13.

Oddsmakers from Sportsbook.com have made Philadelphia -114 money line favorites (MLB Odds) for tonight's game, the over/under has been set at 10 total runs (Matchup). Current public betting information shows that 70% of bets for this game have been placed on San Diego +104 (View MLB Bet Percentages). Bet this game.

Philadelphia (15-12) is averaging 5.67 runs and batting .275 during its 7-2 stretch, which has guaranteed the club its first winning April since 2003.

The Phillies, who led the NL with 5.51 runs per game while winning their first division title in 14 years in 2007, were in the middle of the road in scoring (4.44) and batting average (.251) during their mediocre 8-10 start.

The slumping Padres (10-17) would take those numbers in a heartbeat. They're 29th in the majors in scoring (3.26) and last in batting average (.225), and have particularly struggled lately, hitting .177 during a 2-11 stretch since April 16.

Padres outfielder Scott Hairston wasn't helping, going 2-for-37 before breaking out of that slump with two homers on Tuesday. He had three of San Diego's seven hits in the 7-4 loss to Philadelphia.

"It was nice to get at-bats like that and good to be out there and feel like you're making a difference," Hairston told the Padres' official Web site. "As a team, we're going through our ups and downs. I think everything will change. The season is too long to get down."

That's a lesson already learned by the Phillies, who have made their surge despite being without reigning NL MVP Jimmy Rollins, out of the starting lineup since April 8. Though Rollins is expected to miss at least another week, Philadelphia welcomed back outfielder Shane Victorino on Tuesday after a two-week stint on the disabled list with a strained left calf.

"We got Shane back and, hopefully, Jimmy will be back soon," outfielder Jayson Werth told the Phillies' official Web site. "Like last year, we have a team which has been through it. We're a confident team and we're going to keep pushing through like we did last season."

Philadelphia will try to continue its offensive surge against San Diego's Chris Young (1-2, 3.77 ERA).

The 6-foot-10 right-hander was 9-3 with a 1.82 ERA through 20 starts last season before going on the disabled list in July with a strained left oblique. Since he was activated, he's just 1-7 with a 5.20 ERA in 15 starts.

The Padres have dropped Young's last four outings, and he's 0-2 with a 4.30 ERA in those appearances. However, he delivered his best start of the year on Thursday, holding San Francisco to one run and two hits while striking out 10 in seven innings of a 1-0 loss.

"That was his best command and velocity," Padres manager Bud Black said.

Young is 1-1 with a 1.46 ERA in two career starts against the Phillies. He has struck out 12 and allowed only seven hits in 12 1-3 innings in those games.

He'll match up against Philadelphia left-hander Jamie Moyer (1-1, 4.05), who's also coming off one of his best starts of the season. The 45-year-old allowed only one run in six innings of Philadelphia's 3-1 victory over Milwaukee on Thursday.

Moyer is 7-6 with a 4.41 ERA in 16 career starts against the Padres.

 

MLB Team Pages

Top MLB Public Bets

#1 902 New York Mets 98%
#2 925 Oakland Athletics 97%
#3 908 Milwaukee Brewers 91%
#4 905 Washington Nationals 88%
#5 904 Cincinnati Reds 84%
#6 923 Los Angeles Angels 70%
#7 915 Chicago White Sox 70%
#8 919 Boston Red Sox 60%
#9 914 Los Angeles Dodgers 54%
View All: NFL |  NBA |  NCAAF |  NCAAB |  MLB |  NHL

MLB Futures

MLB TEAM WORLD SERIES ODDS CURRENT
OAKLAND ATHLETICS 11/2
LOS ANGELES DODGERS 11/2
DETROIT TIGERS 13/2
WASHINGTON NATIONALS 10/1
LOS ANGELES ANGELS 10/1
MILWAUKEE BREWERS 12/1
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS 12/1
ST LOUIS CARDINALS 12/1
TORONTO BLUE JAYS 14/1
BALTIMORE ORIOLES 16/1
View All

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Contact Us | Advertising | 888-99-SPREAD

THIS IS NOT A GAMBLING SITE – If you think you have a gambling problem click here.

Disclaimer: This site is for informational and entertainment purposes only. Individual users are responsible for the laws regarding accessing gambling information from their jurisdictions. Many countries around the world prohibit gambling, please check the laws in your location. Any use of this information that may violate any federal, state, local or international law is strictly prohibited.

Copyright: The information contained on TheSpread.com website is protected by international copyright and may not be reproduced, or redistributed in any way without expressed written consent.

About: TheSpread.com is the largest sports betting news site in the United States. We provide point spread news, odds, statistics and information to over 199 countries around the world each year. Our coverage includes all North American College and Professional Sports as well as entertainment, political and proposition wagering news.

©1999-2013 TheSpread.com