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Philadelphia Phillies at San Diego Padres 8/20/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: San Diego Padres vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date & Time: 8/21/2021, 2:10 AM UTC
Location: Petco Park
Latest Odds: SD -200 ; Total 8.5
TV Channel: MLBN

The final game of the Friday night MLB schedule will feature a matchup between the Philadelphia Phillies and the San Diego Padres from Petco Park. The Phillies are reeling after a three-game sweep against the lowly Diamondbacks. On Thursday, Philadelphia SP Zack Wheeler (10-8) was rocked for six runs in six plus innings during a 6-2 road loss against Arizona.

Thirty-two year old southpaw Matt Moore (2-3 6.07 ERA) will head to the hill for the Phillies in this contest. Last time out, Moore struck out eight batters across six shutout frames during a 6-1 home victory versus Cincinnati.

The San Diego Padres have won 40 of their first 64 home games and lead Cincinnati by 1.5 games in the race for the final NL Wild Card spot. On Wednesday, newly signed SP Jake Arrieta gave up five runs in three plus innings during a 7-5 road loss against Colorado. OF Wil Myers homered twice in a losing effort for the Padres, who dropped to 67-56 on the season.

2018 AL Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell (6-4 4.80 ERA) will take the ball for the Padres in the series opener. Control has been a major issue for Snell, who has walked 63 batters through 101 plus frames.

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Betting Trends

  • Phillies are 5-1 in their last 6 games as a road underdog.
  • Padres are 1-7 in their last 8 games as a favorite.
  • Under is 9-1-1 in Phillies last 11 overall.
  • Over is 4-1 in Padres last 5 during game 1 of a series.
  • Phillies are 37-17 in the last 54 meetings in San Diego.
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San Diego SP Yu Darvish (back) has resumed playing catch and hopes to return by the end of the month. Through 121 games, Philadelphia ranks 17th in OPS and 16th in runs scored. For the season, San Diego ranks 12th in OPS and 10th in runs scored. Take the Phillies to win on the road. Final Score Prediction, Philadelphia Phillies win 5-4.

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