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Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Diego Padres - 8/28/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Diego Padres (62-64) at Philadelphia Phillies (50-78)

MLB Baseball: Friday, August 28, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

I Kennedy (8-11) (4.01) vs. Aaron Nola (4-1) (3.59)

The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +120 / San Diego Padres -130 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-San Diego

The Philadelphia Phillies and the San Diego Padres face off on Friday in Philadelphia in game one of their MLB series.

The Philadelphia Phillies have the worst overall record in baseball and they are in last place in the National League East. The Phillies are 3-7 in their last 10 games, 28-34 at home, and they trail the Mets by 21.5 games in the NL East standings. As a team the Phillies are hitting .254 with Odubel Herrera hitting .292, Freddy Galvis hitting .270, and Ryan Howard hitting .242. The Phillies pitching staff has an ERA of 4.77 with the starters at 5.36 and the bullpen at 3.78. For game one against the Padres the Phillies start Aaron Nola who has allowed 37 hits and 17 earned runs while striking out 34 over 42.2 innings for a 4-1 record and a 3.59 ERA.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Diego Padres - 8/28/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The San Diego Padres are playing some of their best baseball of the season as they look to get over .500. The Padres are 7-3 in their last 10 games, 31-34 on the road, and they are 8.0 games behind the Dodgers in the National League West standings. As a team the Padres are hitting .245 with Yangervis Solarte hitting .268, Matt Kemp hitting .266, and Justin Upton hitting .258. The Padres pitching staff has an ERA of 3.95 with the starters at 4.00 and he bullpen at 3.87. For game one against the Phillies the Padres start Ian Kennedy who has allowed 123 hits and 57 earned runs while striking out 123 over 128 innings for an 8-11 record and a 4.01 ERA.

Philadelphia is 5-1 in their last six Friday games, 7-16 against the NL West, and 5-1 in Nola’s last six starts. San Diego is 4-0 in their last four games as a favorite, 4-1 in game one of a series, and 5-2 in Kennedy’s last seven starts. San Diego has lost their last five games in Philadelphia.

The Padres are the better team and at this point in the season that is good enough to be on them here.

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San Diego Padres -130

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