Philadelphia Phillies vs San Diego Padres MLB Pick – June 23

The MLB is set up with another great slate of baseball on June 23. Ten games are up on the board throughout Wednesday. One of these games will be between the Philadelphia Phillies and the San Diego Padres. These two teams have been solid throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. This game will throw the first pitch at around 9:40 PM Eastern time.

Philadelphia has earned a record of 36-34 throughout this season, which has them sitting in third place of the NL East. The Phillies have lost three games in a row and will look to get back on track. Philadelphia is three games back on a wild card spot in this one. The Phillies will look to step up on the road early in this one.

The Padres have posted a record of 44-27 so far this season, which has them in second place of the NL West. San Diego has won three games in a row and will look to remain hot. The Padres are tied for the top spot with the Los Angeles Dodgers, but have played extra games. San Diego will look to keep pace with a win at home.

These two teams have been solid throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. The Phillies have struggled in their last set of games and will look to get back on track in this one. San Diego has been strong as of late and will look to keep it going. If either team can come out fast in this one, it could be enough for the win.

Game Overview

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:

Teams Spread Money Line Total
Philadelphia Phillies +1 ½ (-160) +128 Over 7 (-120)
San Diego Padres -1 ½ (+135) -153 Under 7 (+100)

 

Team Data Philadelphia Phillies San Diego Padres
Overall Record 36-34 44-27
Away/ Home Record 17-17 20-13
Batting Average .247 .245
Batting Average Away/ Home .246 .231
ERA 3.93 3.42
ERA Away/ Home 4.44 3.06

Betting Trends

Philadelphia Phillies

  • 15-5 in June games
  • 5-3 when playing on Thursday
  • 23-24 in night games
  • 23-25 against right handers
  • 20-20 against team with a winning record

San Diego Padres

  • 14-8 in June
  • 5-2 when playing on Thursday
  • 28-17 in night games
  • 17-7 against left handed starters
  • 11-10 against team with a winning record

These two teams have met up three times throughout this season. Austin Nola and Trent Grisham both had an RBI for San Diego in the first game as the Padres won 3-0. Rhys Hoskins had a home run in the second meeting as Philadelphia won 3-0. Robinson Cano and Ha-Seong Kim both had an RBI in the third matchup as San Diego won 2-0. 

Offense

The Phillies have been solid at the plate throughout this season. Philadelphia has a .247 batting average, which is 11th in the MLB. The Phillies have earned an on base percentage of .317, which is 15th in the league. Philadelphia has posted a .732 OPS, which is 9th in the MLB. The Phillies have a BA of .244 against righties this season.

San Diego has been solid hitting the ball as well on the season. The Padres have a batting average of .245, which is 14th in the league. San Diego has put up a .322 OBP, which is 7th in the MLB. The Padres have earned an OPS of .707, which is 15th in the league. San Diego had hit .251 against left handers.

The Phillies have been a bit better at the plate on the season and will look to get their bats going in this one. Philadelphia has struggled a bit hitting the ball in this losing streak though. The Padres will look to remain hot at the plate. If either team can hit well early in this matchup, it could be enough for the win on Wednesday night.

Pitching Preview

Ranger Suarez will likely get the start on the mound for the Phillies in this one. Suarez has started in 13 games this season, going 5-4 in those outings. He has posted a 4.43 ERA and a WHIP of 1.508 in his starts. Suarez pitched five and two thirds innings in his last start against the Washington Nationals. He gave up six hits and three runs in the winning effort.

I expect Joe Musgrove to get the nod at pitcher for San Diego on Wednesday night. Musgrove has earned a record of 8-0 throughout his 12 starts on the season. He has put up an ERA of 1.59 and a 0.924 WHIP in his matchups. Musgrove’s last start was against the Chicago Cubs. He gave up five hits and two runs through seven innings in the win.

Musgrove has won his last three starts, while Suarez is coming off a win in his last appearance as well. Both pitchers will look to remain hot in this one. The Padres have the edge in the bullpen as well. San Diego’s relievers have a combined ERA of 3.41, which is 9th in the MLB. Philadelphia’s bullpen has a 4.27 ERA, which is 20th in the league.

Pick Overview

These two teams have been solid throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. Philadelphia has struggled a bit as of late, but I think they can bounce back against the Padres. Musgrove has been great all season, but I believe he is due for a loss. If the Phillies can get the bats going early, I think they can hold on for the win.

Bovada has San Diego listed as a -153 against the money line in this one. This implies that the Padres will win this game around  60.5 percent of the time. I think that this line should be closer to even with both teams being competitive on the season. If Philadelphia can come out strong, I believe they can end the losing streak. As big underdogs, I like the value on the Phillies.

The Bet
Philadelphia Phillies
+128
Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.