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Phillies vs. Padres - 4/11/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Diego Padres (2-4) at Philadelphia Phillies (2-4)

MLB Baseball: Monday, April 11, 2016 at 3:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

J Shields (0-1) (4.50) vs. Aaron Nola (0-0) (1.29)

The Line: Philadelphia Phillies -110 / San Diego Padres +100 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds


The San Diego Padres and Philadelphia Phillies begin a four-game series Monday afternoon.

The San Diego Padres look to climb out of their early 2-4 hole after taking two of three from the Rockies. The Padres have produced 32 runs in their last three games and can only hope that success carries over to Philly. The San Diego Padres pitching staff, however, has allowed six or more runs in six of their last nine games. Offensively, Matt Kemp leads San Diego with nine hits, Cory Spangenberg has seven RBI and Wil Myers has 10 total bases. Andrew Cashner gets the ball, and he’s 0-1 with an 11.25 ERA and five strikeouts this season. Cashner is 2-1 with a 1.93 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.

Phillies vs. Padres - 4/11/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Philadelphia Phillies look to win their third straight game after taking two of three from the New York Mets. The Mets pitching staff has allowed a combined two runs in their last two games and an average of three runs in their last three contests. The Philadelphia Phillies now begin a 10-game homestand and hope that success can continue in front of their fan base that is hoping for positive vibes. Offensively, Cesar Hernandez leads the Phillies with eight hits, Ryan Howard has four RBI and Freddy Galvis has one home run. Aaron Nola takes the hill, and he’s 0-0 with a 1.29 ERA and eight strikeouts this season. Nola is 1-0 with a 2.77 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.

The Padres are 6-2 in their last 8 Monday games and 2-6 in Cashners last 8 starts. The Phillies are 8-19 in their last 27 games vs. a right-handed starter and 0-4 in Nolas last 4 starts. The Padres are 1-7 in the last 8 meetings in Philadelphia and 15-37 in the last 52 meetings overall. 

Any time you can get plus money or even money against the Phillies, you take it. Philadelphia is one of the worst teams in all of baseball and is going to struggle all year to win games. I'm taking San Diego given the price. 

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