Phillies vs Padres: Betting Preview for June 18

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Philadelphia Phillies’ Whit Merrifield connects for an RBI single off Boston Red Sox pitcher Nick Pivetta during the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 12, 2024, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

When manager Rob Thomson said that the Philadelphia Phillies were going to start slugging two months ago, it was days like Monday that he meant. Kyle Schwarber smashed two home runs on the night while Alec Bohm hit a three-run shot as the Phillies defeated the San Diego Padres 9-2.

The Phillies will look to secure the series victory on Tuesday as they seek to get back on the winning path after a 2-4 road trip in Boston and Baltimore.

Phillies vs Padres Game Info

Date: Tuesday, June 18th
Time: 6:40PM EST
Location: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
TV channel: NBCS Philadelphia, MLB TV

Phillies vs Padres: Betting info

Spread: Philadelphia Phillies -1.5 (+136) | San Diego Padres +1.5 (-162)
Moneyline: Philadelphia Phillies -148 | San Diego Padres +124
Total: Over/Under 8.5

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Phillies vs. Padres: The Pitching Matchup

Aaron Nola (8-3, 3.48 ERA) vs. Michael King (5-4, 3.58 ERA)

Aaron Nola is entering Tuesday’s matchup looking to put his previous outing in the rearview mirror. The right-hander could not make it out of the fourth inning on Thursday in Fenway, allowing eight runs across 11 hits on the day. The outing was poor enough to jump his ERA from 2.77 to 3.48 on the season.

The Padres will bring out Michael King, who most recently struck out 12 Oakland Athletics batters across five frames of two-run work on Wednesday. On the month of June, King has pitched 17 innings across three starts, allowing three runs with 21 strikeouts overall.

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Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola works against the Colorado Rockies in the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 25, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Phillies vs. Padres Betting Preview:

This is a good pitching matchup tonight, but Aaron Nola certainly has the edge. Combine a strong Nola outing with a hot offense and there is only one choice to be made going tonight.
Betting pick: Phillies -148

Extra Bets

It’s June. It’s Schwarberfest. You can always bet on a Kyle Schwarber home run. But I have a separate bet for you to take instead: Bryson Stott is 3-for-3 with two home runs lifetime against Michael King. Stott is at +650 odds for a home run today, I would take that bet and feel “AOK” about it.

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