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Padres vs Phillies Prediction, Odds, Betting Trends & Probable Pitchers for NLCS Game 3 MLB Playoffs

Devon Platana
San Diego Padres vs Philadelphia Phillies prediction, odds, betting trends and probable pitchers for NLCS Game 3 in MLB Playoffs.
San Diego Padres vs Philadelphia Phillies prediction, odds, betting trends and probable pitchers for NLCS Game 3 in MLB Playoffs. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Padres vs Phillies Game 3 Info

2022 MLB Playoffs — NLCS Game 3 (Series Tied 1-1)
No. 5 San Diego Padres (89-73, 45-36 Away) vs. No. 6 Philadelphia Phillies (87-75, 47-34 Home)
Date: Friday, October 21, 2022
Time: 7:37 p.m. ET
Venue: Citizens Bank Park — Philadelphia, PA
Coverage: FS1

The NLCS continues with Game 3 on Friday as the San Diego Padres take on the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. After the Phillies took Game 1, the Padres fired back with an 8-5 victory in Game 2, led by a one-home run, three-RBI performance from Brandon Drury.

As the series shifts to Philadelphia, can the Phillies use the home-crowd momentum to take the 2-1 series win? Or will the Padres follow up their most recent victory with another win, taking one step closer to the World Series?

Padres vs Phillies Odds & Spread

All MLB Postseason betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: SD: (-120) | PHI: (+102)
Spread: SD: -1.5 (+142) | PHI: +1.5 (-172)
Total: 7.5 — Over: (-104) | Under: (-118)

The Padres enter this contest as a slight road favorite on the moneyline and spread. They are listed at -120 moneyline odds with +142 odds to cover the 1.5-run spread. The over/under on this matchup features 7.5 runs, with the under being favored at -118 odds.

Padres vs Phillies Prediction & Pick

As the Phillies try to re-take the series lead, they're sending Ranger Suarez in as the starter. Unfortunately, the 27-year-old left has struggled lately, giving up eight walks, four home runs, nine earned runs and 17 hits over his last 12.1 innings pitched. The final is a 6.57 ERA over that stretch.

Meanwhile, the Phillies will have to overcome Padres starter Joe Musgrove. Usually, as consistent as they come, Musgrove has given up only three runs on 22 hits over his last six appearances (35.0 IP) and likely has what it takes to keep Philadelphia's stars off the scoresheet early on.

After putting up eight runs last game, I see the Padres taking advantage of Suarez's recent struggles, taking Game 3 in the process.

Final Score Prediction: Padres: 6 | Phillies: 3

Padres vs Phillies Probable Starting Pitchers

The San Diego Padres will look to Joe Musgrove (10-7, 2.93 ERA) in Game 3 and the Philadelphia Phillies hand the ball to Ranger Suarez (10-7, 3.65 ERA).

Padres vs Phillies Betting Trends

- San Diego is 2-4 straight up in its last five games against Philadelphia.
- Philadelphia is 1-4 straight up in its last five games against the NL West.
- The total has hit the over in nine of San Diego's last 12 games.
- The total has hit the over in each of Philadelphia's last five home games.

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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