Imagine your friend wakes up from a two-month coma, and he asks you which teams are in the NLCS. When you tell him it’s the Philadelphia Phillies and San Diego Padres, he will still think he was in a coma.
Nobody knew what to expect out of these two teams as they have been the underdogs from the get-go, but now they are on a somewhat even playing field. The Phillies continue to shock the MLB world as they took game one in thrilling fashion, the pitcher’s duel way. Let’s see what should we expect for game 2 so you can continue betting against the MLB Odds.
NLCS Game Two Betting Analysis and Tips for Padres vs Phillies Series
No Offense, No Problem
The Philadelphia Phillies have been riding on the backs of their starting pitching all postseason long. A lot of the baseball world came into October thinking the starting rotation was the worst out of all playoff teams, but they quickly proved the naysayers wrong. The NLDS was known for its offense, but the Phillies relied on the pitching this time around.
Unfortunately for the Phillies, you cannot have five Zach Wheeler’s, but you do have a guy named Aaron Nola, who is not that bad. Nola is well-rested and ready to go.
In his last five starts, Nola did not allow a single run in four of them. In two starts in the postseason, Nola has thrown 12.2 innings of scoreless ball. He carried his team to the postseason and carrying them through it.
Philadelphia has been above average when it comes to covering the betting spread at 83-79 in the regular MLB season. Their O/U in the regular season was 79-75-7. Against the spread in the playoffs prior to the NLCS, the Phillies were 4-1 after scoring 17 runs in their last two games. The low-scoring games, like in game one, favor the Phillies.
Day Time Struggles
After the Petco Park crowd was rocking in San Diego against the Los Angeles Dodgers, that fired-up crowd did not help the Padres in game one as they only strung together one hit.
Blake Snell will take the mound for the Padres in game two of the best-of-seven series. Snell has pitched against two of the best teams in baseball during the postseason, so he is ready for the challenge of the Phillies. After a tough game in the Wild Card, allowing six walks, he calmed down and shredded through the Dodgers lineup.
The sunshine in the daytime has not been a friend to the Padres in 2022. They have a 28-32 record on the moneyline during the day and a 23-37 record against the spread during the day. On top of that, they are 31-53 against the spread at Petco Park.
Betting Picks for Game Two
Make sure to check MyBookie for all the latest betting odds for Game Two of the NLCS between the Philadelphia Phillies and San Diego Padres. MyBookie has many different betting options to fit your needs for this pivotal game.
Counting the regular season, the Phillies hold a 5-3 series lead over the Padres. The Phillies have won four of the last five games against the Padres, even though their last series in the season took place in June. It is still something to note.
All signs point towards a pitcher’s duel. Aaron Nola has been unstoppable ever since the calendar flipped, and Blake Snell is not too shabby himself. Taking the under or even betting against the Padres’ spread may be the move in game two.