Phillies vs. Padres Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 5/18/2022

by | May 18, 2022

Jean Segura (13 games) will look to add to his hitting streak when the Philadelphia Phillies (17-19) and San Diego Padres (23-13) meet Wednesday at 6:45 PM ET, live from Citizens Bank Park. Segura and the Phillies are favored by sportsbooks with -150 odds on the moneyline. Philadelphia’s Zack Wheeler and San Diego’s Blake Snell have been named the starters for this contest.

Phillies vs. Padres Spread and Betting Line

Phillies vs Padres Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Phillies -150 +128 8 -106 -113 -1.5 +139 -164

Computer Predictions for Phillies vs. Padres

Our computer pick: San Diego Padres (+128) and Over (8)

Phillies vs. Padres Game Info

  • Philadelphia Phillies probable starting pitcher: Zack Wheeler
  • San Diego Padres probable starting pitcher: Blake Snell
  • Game Day: Wednesday, May 18, 2022
  • Game Time: 6:45 PM ET
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Stadium: Citizens Bank Park

Philadelphia Phillies vs San Diego Padres Pitching Matchup

Wheeler Snell
6 GS 0
1-3 W-L 0-0
4.26 ERA
31.2 IP 0
10 BB 0
32 SO 0

Phillies Starter Zack Wheeler

  • Wheeler gets the start for the Phillies, his seventh of the season. He is 1-3 with a 4.26 ERA and 32 strikeouts in 31 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent appearance on Friday, the right-hander tossed 5 1/3 innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers, allowing three earned runs while surrendering six hits.
  • In six games this season, the 31-year-old has a 4.26 ERA and 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings, while giving up a batting average of .248 to his opponents.
  • Wheeler has recorded two quality starts this season.
  • Wheeler will try to continue a five-game streak of pitching five or more innings (he’s averaging 5.1 innings per appearance).
  • He will face a Padres team that is hitting .228 as a unit (20th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .361 (19th in MLB) with 30 total home runs (20th in MLB).

Padres Starter Blake Snell

  • The Padres will send out Snell for his first start of the season.
  • The left-hander is making his first start of the year. The 29-year-old did not make an appearance on the mound last season.
  • The Phillies rank second in MLB with a .253 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks second in the league (.424) and 44 home runs.

Phillies Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Phillies have entered the game as favorites 22 times this season and won 10, or 45.5%, of those games.
  • Philadelphia has a record of 6-5 in games where bookmakers favor them by at least -150 on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win from the Phillies, based on the moneyline, is 60%.
  • Philadelphia and its opponents have hit the over in 19 of their 36 games with a total this season.
  • The Phillies have an ATS record of 18-18-0 in 36 games with a spread this season.

Padres Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Padres have been chosen as underdogs in 11 games this year and have walked away with the win six times (54.5%) in those games.
  • This year, San Diego has won one of three games when listed as at least +128 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The Padres have an implied victory probability of 43.9% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.
  • San Diego and their opponents have hit the over in 19 of their 37 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season.
  • The Padres have posted a record of 20-17-0 against the spread this season.

Phillies Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Bryce Harper paces the Phillies with nine home runs and 27 runs batted in.
  • Among all batters in MLB, Harper’s home run total places him sixth, and his RBI tally ranks him seventh.
  • Harper carries a six-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last 10 outings he is batting .450 with seven doubles, five home runs, four walks and 12 RBI.
  • Segura has three doubles, six home runs and nine walks while hitting .307.
  • Segura ranks 31st in homers in the majors, and 108th in RBI.
  • Segura has 13 straight games with at least one hit. During his last 10 outings he is hitting .472 with a double, four home runs, five walks and nine RBI.
  • Nicholas Castellanos has nine doubles, five home runs and 11 walks while batting .286.
  • Alec Bohm’s .312 batting average leads his team.
  • Bohm has recorded at least one hit in six games in a row. In his last 10 games he is hitting .326 with a double, a triple, a walk and an RBI.
Bryce Harper 34 .305 .361 .634 9 27 40
Jean Segura 30 .307 .363 .491 6 14 35
Nicholas Castellanos 35 .286 .347 .466 5 21 38
Alec Bohm 34 .312 .349 .429 2 15 35
Rhys Hoskins 35 .229 .306 .435 6 19 30

Padres Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Manny Machado paces the Padres with seven home runs and has put up a team-best batting average of .356.
  • Among all batters in the big leagues, Machado is 21st in home runs and 18th in RBI.
  • Eric Hosmer has put up 24 runs batted in to pace his team.
  • Hosmer ranks 68th in homers and 13th in RBI among all MLB hitters this season.
  • Jurickson Profar is hitting .187 with eight doubles, a triple, five home runs and 22 walks.
  • Ha-Seong Kim has six doubles, a triple, four home runs and 14 walks while batting .216.
Manny Machado 36 .356 .438 .576 7 23 47
Eric Hosmer 34 .346 .407 .504 4 24 44
Jurickson Profar 35 .187 .313 .390 5 17 23
Ha-Seong Kim 30 .216 .327 .423 4 16 21
Jake Cronenworth 36 .204 .302 .314 2 15 28

Betting Tips for Phillies vs. Padres

Our best bet is the Padres on the moneyline at +128 after digging through all of the key stats and trends for this matchup. Our computer predicts the scoring will over the total of 8 runs.

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