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San Diego Padres vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 8/14/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Philadelphia Phillies (43-72) at San Diego Padres (51-66)

MLB Baseball: Monday, August 14, 2017 at 10:10 pm (PETCO Park)

Jerad Eickhoff (3-7) (4.45) vs. T Wood (2-4) (6.71)

The Line: San Diego Padres -112 / Philadelphia Phillies +102 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-San Diego

MLB baseball comes to Petco Park Monday when the San Diego Padres host the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Philadelphia Phillies are looking to play respectable baseball while taking a look at some younger players. The Phillies struggles with the New York Mets continued Sunday in a 6-2 defeat that has the team looking at losses in three of four. Phils starter Zach Efflin was charged with four runs on seven hits including a pair of long balls to take the loss. Philadelphia banged out seven hits and walked five times with Rhys Hopkins driving in a run while Cesar Hernandez and Odubel Herrera scored. The Philadelphia Phillies hand Monday’s start at the San Diego Padres to right hander Jerad Eickhoff. Eickhoff  comes  in  off  of  a  3-2  victory  at  the  Atlanta  Braves with both runs given up on nine hits and zero walks covering 6.2 innings of work. 

San Diego Padres vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 8/14/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The San Diego Padres are just trying to stay out of the National League West basement which means winning a few games going forward. The Padres have been struggling and those struggles continued Sunday in a 6-4 defeat at the rival Los Angeles Dodgers for loss number eight of eleven. SD starter Luis Perdomo fell to 6-7 with five runs given up on four hits (two homers) and a BB through six innings of work. The San Diego attack consisted of five hits and a base on balls with Corey Spangenberg clubbing a pair of long balls and driving in three while Wil Myers cracked a sacrifice fly. The San Diego Padres have tabbed Travis Wood as the starter versus the visiting Philadelphia Phillies on Monday. Wood comes off of an 8-3 road loss to the Cincinnati Reds where he allowed six runs (five earned) on seven hits and four BB in five frames.

The under is 5-1-2 in Philadelphia last 8 road games and Philadelphia are 20-50 in their last 70 road games while Philadelphia are 13-29 in their last 42 Monday games. The over is 13-3 in the last 16 meetings in San Diego and Philadelphia are 25-8 in the last 33 meetings in San Diego.

Eickhoff has been throwing the ball well and is the Phillies second best pitcher so I’ll back the Phillies…

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