Phillies vs. Padres Friday Prediction
The Philadelphia Phillies are coming off an unsuccessful series in Arizona but will now shift their attention to the San Diego Padres. Will they win Game 1 of their series with the host Padres at 10:10 p.m. ET on Friday?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, August 10, 2018
10:10 p.m. ET, Petco Park
TV: PHI (NBCSP); SD (FSSD)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Phillies as a -141 favorite. As of this writing, 78% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Phillies to beat the Padres on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Phillies' Eflin allows three runs in win over Marlins
Zach Eflin gave up three runs in eight innings while allowing just four base hits and earned a win for his efforts against the Marlins on Saturday. Two of the four hits were round-trippers but other than that he looked really good. He struck out six and didn't issue a base-on-balls in the quality start. This was his first good outing since he came off the disabled list with blister issues in mid-July. He improves to 8-3 with a 3.61 ERA and fine 1.11 WHIP in 15 starts. He has a strong 78:18 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 84 2/3 innings. He has an attractive match-up against the Padres in San Diego coming up on Friday.
Padres' Nix to make MLB debut vs. Phillies
MLB.com's AJ Cassavell reports that Padres pitching prospect Jacob Nix will make his major league debut Friday against the Phillies. Cassavell reported earlier Wednesday that Nix would be called up sometime this weekend and now we have a specific date. The 22-year-old holds a 1.84 ERA and 44/9 K/BB ratio over 58 2/3 innings between Double- and Triple-A this season and is ranked by MLB.com as the team's No. 14 prospect.
MLB Betting Trends
The Phillies are just 2-6 in their last eight road games.
The Padres have dropped six of their last eight games versus National League East opponents.
The Phillies have won seven of Eflin's last 10 starts and are 5-2 in his last seven starts versus five days of rest. They're also 13-3 in their last 16 versus a team with a winning percentage below .400 and are 6-2 in their last eight games overall. The Padres are also 5-16 in their last 21 home games and are just 16-35 in their last 51 games overall.
The Pick: Philadelphia Phillies -141