San Diego Padres vs Philadelphia Phillies: prediction for the MLB game
San Diego Padres
The San Diego Padres recently ended their long losing streak by beating the Arizona Diamondbacks twice (4:1, 3:2). However, frequent defeats affected the Padres' position in the standings - currently, Bob Melvin's men are second in the Western Division and third in the National League. The Padres will strive to capitalize on their home advantage and beat the Phillies to improve their position in the league.
The Philadelphia Phillies are currently in 8th place in the National League table. However, they can significantly improve their standings if they get a couple of wins. The Phillies have recently enjoyed a winning streak, but they lost to the Washington Nationals (3:9) and the Texas Rangers (0:7) in the last two games.
In the last 3 games of the Padres, the first inning was tied.
The last 5 games of the Philadelphia Phillies had over 7 runs.
The Padres are the strong favorites in this confrontation. At the moment, the hosts are on a winning streak, while the Phillies have suffered a dip in form. We expect the visitors to put up a good fight, but the Padres should win here.
Our prediction - handicap (-1) to San Diego Padres