Phillies vs Padres Prediction, Odds, Betting Trends & Probable Pitchers for NLCS Game 1 MLB Playoffs

Phillies vs Padres Prediction, Odds, Betting Trends & Probable Pitchers for NLCS Game 1 MLB Playoffs


Phillies vs Padres Game 1 Info

2022 MLB Playoffs — NLCS Game 1 (Series Tied 0-0)
No. 6 Philadelphia Phillies (87-75, 40-41 Away) vs. No. 5 San Diego Padres (89-73, 44-37 Home)
Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Time: 8:03 p.m. ET
Venue: Petco Park — San Diego, CA
Coverage: FS1

The NLCS kicks off with Game 1 on Tuesday as the Philadelphia Phillies are set to face the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. The Phillies advanced after eliminating the Atlanta Braves — the reigning World Series champs — in four games while the Padres also overcame the 111-win LA Dodgers in just as many contests.

Can the Phillies win Game 1, taking one step closer to advancing to their first World Series in over a decade? Or will the Padres send the hometown crowd happy with a victory on Tuesday night?

Phillies vs Padres Odds & Spread

All MLB Postseason betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: PHI: (+108) | SD: (-126)
Spread: PHI: +1.5 (-210) | SD: -1.5 (+172)
Total: 7 — Over: (+100) | Under: (-122)

The Padres enter this contest as a slight home favorite on the moneyline and spread. They are listed at -126 moneyline odds with +172 odds to cover the 1.5-run spread. The over/under on this matchup features 7 runs, with the under being favored at -122 odds.

Phillies vs Padres Prediction & Pick

The Phillies and Padres met seven times this season, resulting in a 4-3 split in favor of Philadelphia. While things have been even for the most part, it's important to highlight that the Phillies won three of their four trips to San Diego this season, giving them an advantage in Game 1.

Phillies starter Zack Wheeler has been great against the Padres in his career, going 3-0 in his last four starts. He pitched seven scoreless innings against San Diego back in May, helping his club score the 3-0 shutout victory.

While Yu Darvish has been solid in the playoffs, he's shown vulnerability against the Phillies, giving up seven runs over his last 19 innings against Philly. Three of those runs game in an 8-5 loss to the Phillies back in June.

This game should be an even one, but I'm backing the Phillies to continue their road success against the Padres. They've been underestimated all season long and now it's time for them to prove the doubters wrong once again.

Final Score Prediction: Phillies: 4 | Padres: 3

Phillies vs Padres Probable Starting Pitchers

The Philadelphia Phillies will look to Zack Wheeler (12-7, 2.82 ERA) in Game 1 and the San Diego Padres hand the ball to Yu Darvish (16-8, 3.10 ERA).

Phillies vs Padres Betting Trends

- Philadelphia is 6-3 straight up in its last nine road games.
- San Diego is 1-4 straight up in its last five home games against Philadelphia.
- The total has hit the over in eight of Philadelphia's last 12 games.
- The total has hit the under in 11 of San Diego's last 15 games against Philadelphia.

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