Phillies vs. Padres MLB Prediction
The struggling Padres will attempt to get back on track Saturday night at Petco Park, where they’ll host the Phillies at 8:40 p.m. ET. Is Philadelphia a solid play as an underdog?
911 Philadelphia Phillies (+140) at 912 San Diego Padres (-160); o/u 8
8:40 p.m. ET, Saturday, August 21, 2021
Petco Park, San Diego, CA
Philadelphia Phillies DFS SPIN
Aaron Nola was charged with four runs over 4 1/3 innings on Sunday in a loss to the Reds. Nola served up a leadoff homer to Jonathan India, and a two-run double to Shogo Akiyama in the third inning, before loading the bases with nobody out in the ensuing frame. He managed to wriggle out of that jam completely unscathed, thanks to a timely double-play. He was pulled after loading the bases again in the fifth inning. The 28-year-old righty has struggled from a run prevention standpoint, but remains an upper-echelon fantasy contributor. He'll carry an inflated 4.48 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 163/31 K/BB ratio across 134 2/3 innings (24 starts) into a road tilt against the free-falling Padres on Saturday night.
San Diego Padres DFS Spin
Joe Musgrove allowed a season high six earned runs over five innings on Saturday in a 7-0 loss to the Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks got to the right-hander early tonight, as Josh VanMeter ripped the first pitch of the game to right field and ended up coming around to score on a 96.3 mph double by Ketel Marte during the very next at-bat. He settled down after a rough first inning, but unfortunately the damage was already done. This outing ended a stretch of four consecutive quality starts dating back to July 23rd. He'll be looking to right the ship in a matchup against the Phillies on Friday.
Phillies vs. Padres Betting Prediction
The Phillies are now 38-17 in their last 55 games at Petco Park following last night’s 4-3 victory. They’re also 4—0 in their last four games as a road underdog and are 7-3 in their last 10 games following a win. On the other side, the Padres are winless in their last four games overall, are 0-4 in their last four games as a favorite and are 1-6 in their last seven games coming off a loss.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES +140