free mlb picks Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Diego Padres 8-28-10

August 28, 2010


The San Diego Padres will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Saturday when they take on the Philadelphia Phillies at PETCO Park.

The Phillies will give the ball to starter Joe Blanton in this one. Righthander Blanton is 5-6 this season with a 5.32 ERA.

Meanwhile, it’ll be Jon Garland who starts for the Padres. Righthander Garland is 13-8 with a 3.25 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Padres listed as 130-moneyline favorites versus the Phillies, while the game’s total is sitting at 7½.

Placido Polanco drove in the winning run in the 12th to lift the Phillies to a 3-2 win over the Padres on Friday, as +115 underdogs. The five runs went UNDER the posted over/under (6.5) set by sportsbooks.

Chad Durbin pitched two scoreless innings of relief to earn the win for the Phillies.

Ernesto Frieri gave up the winning run and was saddled with the Padres loss.

Current streak:
San Diego has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Philadelphia: 71-57 SU
San Diego: 76-51 SU

Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing San Diego are 5-5
After playing San Diego are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

San Diego most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against San Diego
Philadelphia is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Philadelphia is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing San Diego
Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
San Diego is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
San Diego is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
San Diego is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing Philadelphia
San Diego is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia

Next up:
San Diego home to Philadelphia, Sunday, August 29

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