free mlb picks Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Diego Padres 8-29-10

August 29, 2010


The Philadelphia Phillies will be trying to extend a winning streak on Sunday when they take on the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park.

The Phillies will trot Cole Hamels out to the mound in this one. Lefthander Hamels has a 7-10 record and a 3.47 ERA this season.

The Padres will counter Hamels with Clayton Richard. Lefthander Richard has a 3.55 ERA to go along with a 12-5 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Phillies listed as 115-moneyline favorites versus the Padres, while the game’s total is sitting at 7.

Shane Victorino drove in a pair of runs on Saturday afternoon as the Phillies picked up a 3-1 win over the Padres.

The Phillies were winners as +118 road underdogs in that contest, while the combined score fell UNDER the day’s posted total (7.5).

Mike Sweeney also picked up an RBI in that win for Philadelphia. Jon Garland drove in the only run in a losing cause for San Diego.

Current streak:
Philadelphia has won 2 straight games.
San Diego has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
Philadelphia: 72-57 SU
San Diego: 76-52 SU

Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing LA Dodgers are 6-4
After playing San Diego are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

San Diego most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Arizona are 8-2
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 8-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Philadelphia is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing San Diego
Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
San Diego is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games at home
San Diego is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
San Diego is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games when playing Philadelphia
San Diego is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia at LA Dodgers, Monday, August 30
San Diego at Arizona, Monday, August 30

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