Padres vs Phillies: Prediction, Odds, & Best Bets (July 15)

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The Padres and Phillies face off twice on Saturday in some doubleheader baseball action. We’ve got our prediction and best bets for the first game of the day beginning at 1:05 Eastern.

These two teams did not see each other during the first half of the MLB season, but we’re in for a showdown tonight between two big name pitchers.

Let’s breakdown tonight’s matchup!

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Padres vs Phillies Game Information

Padres Phillies Prediction Best Bets July 15

Matchup Information

  • Venue & Location: Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Date: Saturday, July 15th, 2023
  • First Pitch: 1:05pm Eastern
  • Broadcast: MLB Network

Pitching Matchup

  • San Diego Padres: Blake Snell (6-7, 2.85 ERA)
  • Philadelphia Phillies: Taijuan Walker (10-3, 4.02 ERA)

Betting Odds

Odds courtesy of Bovada.


  • Padres -1.5 (+125)
  • Phillies +1.5 (-145)


  • Padres -130
  • Phillies +108


  • Over 9 (-120)
  • Under 9 (+100)

Pitching Showdown Incoming?

Padres Phillies Prediction Best Bets July 15

If you’ve read any of my articles, you know I’m very aware of this guy above.

Now before I get into that, let’s discuss last night’s game.

The Padres won by a score of 8-3 in Philadelphia Friday night.

“Slam Diego” hit two home runs in the 3rd inning and never looked back. Yu Darvish pitched 6 innings, giving up just 1 run on 5 hits while striking out 9 batters.

The Padres bats were flying last night, but do we think they can keep it up?

Or is Phillies’ starter Taijuan Walker going to shut down San Diego?

Padres vs Phillies Prediction Best Bets

I don’t necessarily have a strong play on a side or total in this game, although, I will give you a lean.

We’ve got two guys on the mound who have some nasty stuff and know how to shove.

Snell has been on a tear recently, and Walker has been nothing short of great in recent starts.

I think they both have a memorable performance on the bump this afternoon, and I think that keeps this game low scoring.

The Pick: SD/PHI Under 9 (+100) Bovada

As always, we also have some player props to go along with our game script.

Player Props

Blake Snell over 7.5 Strikeouts (-110)

Padres Phillies Prediction Best Bets July 15

Back to the well, indeed.

This guy has cashed for us in the past, here we are going right back to him.

Snell has been unreal his past few starts.

This year in 18 starts, he has 5 games with double digit strikeouts. All five of those games have occurred in his last six starts.

In his last seven starts, Blake Snell has 71 total strikeouts, averaging over 10.1 per game. He also has a season average of 1.35 K/Inning, ranking him in the 93rd percentile in the league.

Not to mention so far this year, the Phillies strikeout 6th most to left-handed pitchers.

Just before the break, we saw Jesús Luzardo of the Marlins strikeout nine Phillie batters before his time was up.

Pair Snell’s recent form with a team that loves to strikeout against lefties, and I’ll gladly lay the standard -110 on over 7.5 strikeouts.

I would expect this to be juiced to around -130 by the time this game starts.

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Nate Hornung
Nate Hornung

Nate has been a recreational sports bettor for about 5 years. In that time, he has grown to love the pursuit of winners and sticking it to The Man. Nate loves data and uses his understanding of numbers to help him be a more profitable sports gambler, however he will be the first to tell you this game is about more than just stats.

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