San Diego Padres at Philadelphia Phillies - 10/23/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Philadelphia Phillies (94-77) vs San Diego Padres (95-77)

Game Info: Sunday, October 23, 2022 at 2:37 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

Zack Wheeler (1-1) (1.40) vs Yu Darvish (2-1) (2.84)

Betting Odds: Philadelphia Phillies -135 / San Diego Padres +115 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The San Diego Padres will play the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 5 of the NLCS on Sunday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. Philadelphia leads the series 3-1.

The San Diego Padres come into this game facing elimination after losing the last two games of this series. San Diego won Game 2 of this series by a score of 8-5. San Diego defeated the Mets and Dodgers earlier in the postseason. The San Diego pitching staff has a 3.79 ERA, a 1.16 WHIP, and a .222 opponent batting average this postseason. The Padres offense has scored 47 runs with a .230 batting average and a .294 on base percentage. Manny Machado is batting .295 with four home runs and seven RBI’s for the Padres this postseason. The projected starter for San Diego is Yu Darvish, who is 2-1 with a 2.84 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP over 19 innings pitched this postseason.

The Philadelphia Phillies have won five of their last six games and are looking to clinch a trip to the World Series. Philadelphia has won Games 1, 3, and 4 by scores of 2-0, 4-2, and 10-6. The Philadelphia pitching staff has a 3.07 ERA, a 0.98 WHIP, and a .195 opponent batting average. The Phillies offense has scored 53 runs with a .239 batting average and a .303 on base percentage this postseason. Bryce Harper is batting .410 with four home runs and nine RBI’s for the Phillies this postseason. The projected starter for Philadelphia is Zack Wheeler, who is 1-1 with a 1.40 ERA and a 0.52 WHIP over 19.1 innings pitched this postseason.

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San Diego is 5-2 in their last 7 road games against a right-handed starter and 18-39 in their last 57 road games with a total at 6.5 or below. The over is 6-2-1 in San Diego’s last 9 road games. Philadelphia is 5-1 in their last 6 games and 20-7 in their last 27 home playoff games. The over is 4-1 in Philadelphia’s last 5 Sunday games. San Diego is 1-5 in these two teams last 6 head to head meetings.

San Diego is down 3-1 in this series and needs to win if they want to fight another day. San Diego will turn to Yu Darvish, who allowed two earned runs over 7 innings pitched earlier in this series. Philadelphia will turn to Zack Wheeler, who threw 7 scoreless innings earlier in the series. I like the under here.

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