|Game||Philadelphia Phillies vs San Diego Padres|
|Date & Time||Sunday August 18, 2019, 1:05 PM (EDT)|
PHI -108 Total 10
In Sunday afternoon MLB action, the San Diego Padres and Philadelphia Phillies will conclude their weekend series from Citizens Bank Park. Last night, San Diego erased an early three-run deficit to rally for a 5-3 road victory. Eric Hosmer collected three hits and scored a run for the Padres, who are eight games below .500 overall.
Twenty-six year old lefty Joey Lucchesi (7-7 4.25 ERA) will head to the hill for the Padres in this contest. San Diego has lost each of Lucchesi’s last six starts and he has given up 18 runs over his last 31 frames.
The Philadelphia Phillies are five games above .500 overall and one of six tightly grouped teams battling for two National League Wild Card spots. On Saturday, Philadelphia struck out nine times and drew just one walk. J.T. Realmuto connected on his 19th home run of the season for the Phillies, who are eight games back in the NL East Division race.
Thirty-six year old southpaw Jason Vargas (6-6 4.03 ERA) will make his fourth start as a member of the Phillies. Vargas, who was traded from the Mets, has allowed eight runs over his last 17 plus innings.
Recent Betting Trends
San Diego is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games.
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Diego's last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games against San Diego.
Philadelphia OF Jay Bruce is currently on the 10-day injured list with a left flexor strain. Through 122 games, San Diego ranks 22nd in OPS and 23rd in runs scored. For the season, Philadelphia ranks 21st in OPS and 16th in runs scored. Take the over in the rubber game. Final Score Prediction, Philadelphia Phillies win 7-6.