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Phillies vs Padres Prediction, Odds, Betting Trends & Probable Pitchers for NLCS Game 2 MLB Playoffs

Larry Rupp
Philadelphia Phillies vs San Diego Padres prediction, odds, betting trends and probable pitchers for NLCS Game 2 in MLB Playoffs.
Philadelphia Phillies vs San Diego Padres prediction, odds, betting trends and probable pitchers for NLCS Game 2 in MLB Playoffs. / AP Photos/Gregory Bull
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Phillies vs Padres Game 2 Info

2022 MLB Playoffs — NLCS Game 2 (PHI Leads 1-0)
No. 6 Philadelphia Phillies (87-75, 40-41 Away) vs. No. 5 San Diego Padres (89-73, 44-37 Home)
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Time: 4:35 p.m. ET
Venue: Petco Park — San Diego, CA
Coverage: FOX

The San Diego Padres will look to even the NLCS at one game a side when they face the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday afternoon. Pitcher Yu Darvish was outstanding in Game 1, but the offense failed. San Diego mustered just one hit and couldn't capitalize on the few scoring opportunities it had.

Meanwhile, the Phillies leaned on ace Zack Wheeler for 7.0 shutout innings and turned to a few nasty relievers to get the job done from there. The 2-0 win was fueled by an early home run by Bryce Harper and a mammoth shot by Kyle Schwarber. All of the momentum is with this Philly squad right now.

Phillies vs Padres Odds & Spread

All MLB Postseason betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: PHI: (-104) | SD: (-112)
Spread: PHI: +1.5 (-250) | SD: -1.5 (+182)
Total: 7 — Over: (-102) | Under: (-120)

The Padres enter this contest as a slight home favorite on the moneyline and spread. They are listed at -112 moneyline odds with +182 odds to cover the 1.5-run spread. The over/under on this matchup features 7 runs, with the under being favored at -120 odds.

Phillies vs Padres Prediction & Pick

Going back to a packed Citizens Bank Park with a 2-0 lead would be a dream for the Phillies. They outscored the Atlanta Braves 17-4 across two home games in the NLDS and feed off passionate crowd support. That's why it is so important for the Padres to do everything they can to win today.

San Diego is putting their fate in the hands of Blake Snell. Snell has been dominant this postseason, allowing only 2 earned runs across 8.2 innings of work. The 29-year-old has struggled against the Phillies in 2022, though. Snell gave up 7 earned runs across 2 starts, which both ended up as losses.

The Phillies will counter with Aaron Nola, who has looked even better than Snell has in the playoffs. Nola has given up just 1 unearned run across 12.2 innings and has been fooling one batter after another. He allowed 1 earned run over 7.0 innings in his lone start against the Padres this year.

The baseball was carrying in San Diego during Game 1 and sunny weather on Wednesday means it could carry even more in Game 2. Give me the lineup with more hitters capable of smashing the ball.

Final Score Prediction: Phillies: 5 | Padres: 3

Phillies vs Padres Probable Starting Pitchers

The Philadelphia Phillies will look to Aaron Nola (11-13, 3.25 ERA) in Game 2 and the San Diego Padres hand the ball to Blake Snell (8-10, 3.38 ERA).

Phillies vs Padres Betting Trends

- Philadelphia is 4-1 straight up in its last five away games.
- The total has hit the under in 12 of Philadelphia's last 16 games against San Diego.
- San Diego is 1-4 straight up in its last five games against Philadelphia.
- The total has hit the over in eight of San Diego's last 11 games.

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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. 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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