The winning continues and continues here at the Sportsbook Room as we deliver yet another positive result as the LA Dodgers behind their Cy Young award winning pitcher Clayton Kershaw covers the run line in a 5-1 road win at the Houston Astros on Saturday night. Kershaw has had good success against the Astros and the left hander has been very sharp this season. On Saturday he faced a weak hitting Astros lineup and the hot Dodgers bats did their thing to support him to the easy victory. With our best bet on Sunday we stick with Major League Baseball and the west coast game as the Philadelphia Phillies conclude their four game road trip against the San Diego Padres. The Phillies and Padres will begin from Petco Park in San Diego at 4PM Eastern Time and it’s the MLB package that delivers the live national television broadcast. The Major League Baseball top betting pick is playing on the Philadelphia Phillies and San Diego Padres to play under the total of 6 ½ runs. The odds used from this best pick on Sunday were courtesy of BetOnline sportsbook.
The betting odds opened up in this National League game with the home team San Diego Padres favored by -115 odds with the road club Philadelphia Phillies bringing back +105 odds. The run over under came in at 6 ½ runs. Early money has found its way on the road underdog Phillies as San Diego is now favored by -107 odds with Philadelphia returning -103 odds in the wagering. The run total has not moved off of 6 ½ runs. Those who bet the run line with the San Diego Padres and lay -1 ½ runs the payoff are +195 odds. Bettors playing the Philadelphia Phillies on the run line and take +1 ½ runs the return for the wager is -215 odds.
The Philadelphia Phillies will send right hander Joe Blanton to face the Padres in the series finale. Blanton has had good success pitching at Petco Park as the Phillies starter has allowed just three earned runs in his past two starts at San Diego in 13 innings pitched. The Padres and Phillies have played to under the total in nine of their past ten meetings at Petco Park. Philadelphia has struggled offensively big time with two key injuries in their batting lineup. As a result Philadelphia pushes across just 2.2 runs and bats .202 in their nine road games this season.
The San Diego Padres will send Anthony Bass to the hill to face Philadelphia. Bass in his only home start back on April 12th allowed just one earned run and three hits in 4 1/3rd innings of work against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Like Blanton the Padres starter Bass has an anemic lineup behind him. San Diego posts just 2.7 runs and has a team batting average of .184 in 10 home games in the 2012 season. Both bullpens have performed well this year. Bet the under 6 ½ runs today with two anemic offenses going in a pitchers park in San Diego at the online sports books.