NLCS Game 3 2022 Betting Preview: Phillies-Padres Is Still As Close As Ever

  • The Philadelphia Phillies are slight home underdogs in Game 3 of the NLCS against the San Diego Padres.
  • The Phillies have won five of their last nine games against the Padres.
  • The run line gives the Padres a -1.5 handicap, but +150 odds to cover that handicap.

PHILADELPHIA – The San Diego Padres visit Philadelphia to face off against the Phillies in the third game of the NLCS.

The series is tied 1-1 after the teams split the first pair of games, and this is in line with how the teams have played each other this year.

The following odds were taken from the online sportsbook at Bovada.

San Diego Padres vs. Philadelphia Phillies Odds

The Padres and the Phillies are as close as it gets when it comes to winning games against each other.

In the nine games these teams have played against each other this year (including games one and two of this series), the Phillies have won five while the Padres have won four.

The Padres are on a remarkable streak of wins after they have off days, having won 18 of their last 22 games after a day off.

This bodes well for their potential in the playoffs, given that the schedule only opens up from here.

They’ve also done well against left-handed starting pitchers – a category that Philadelphia’s starter, Ranger Suarez, falls into.

The Padres have won five of their last seven games against left-handed starters, and seven of their last ten games against left-handed starters on the road.

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As for the Phillies, they’ve been hot recently – as teams on playoff runs tend to be. They’ve won more than 70% of their last 35 home games.

San Diego Padres vs. Philadelphia Phillies Run Line Odds

The Padres are 47-39 on the road against the run line this year, while the Phillies are 42-41 at home against the run line.

Philadelphia has covered the run line in three of their last four matchups against the Padres.

It should be noted that the run line has swung back and forth between these two teams over the course of the season, but has mostly favored the Padres overall.

In nine games between these teams, the run line was Padres -1.5 five times, and Philly -1.5 four times.

The last four consecutive games – including games one and two – have all seen the Padres favored on the run line, home and away.

The Padres and the Phillies face off in Game 3 of the NLCS on Friday at 7:37 p.m. ET