Padres & Phillies on ESPN in Monday MLB Betting

The San Diego Padres and Philadelphia Phillies wrap up a four game MLB betting series on Monday in a game that can be seen on ESPN.

It should be a good pitching matchup in baseball betting with Wade LeBlanc scheduled for San Diego while Cole Hamels gets the start for the Phillies.

MLB betting odds favor the Phillies in this Monday night matchup. Hamels is 5-4 on the season with a 4.20 ERA while LeBlanc is 2-4 with a 3.67 ERA.
LeBlanc continues to pitch well and not get much support. He has lost four straight starts overall in baseball betting including last time out against the Mets when he gave up just two runs in 5 1/3 innings. He struck out four but also walked four in that game.

Hamels went less than an inning last time out against the Braves and he gave up a three-run home run. He threw just 24 pitches and then the rains came and Hamels did not go back out.  The Phillies could have moved Hamels up in the rotation but decided not to.  He is scheduled to go in this Monday night matchup against the Padres.

Before Friday’s opener of this series, the Phillies had won 7 of the last 10 against the Padres in MLB betting.  Last year in the games at Philadelphia the teams split their four meetings.  Three of those four games went over the total.

San Diego has been holding their own on the road this season vs. the baseball betting odds.  The Padres are above .500 on the road and that is very surprising considering San Diego was thought to be a weak team this season.  We are into June though and the Padres are still right there in the National League West.  The Padres have been winning with a pitching staff that is ranked first in the league.

The Phillies have not been scoring runs recently and that is the main reason they have fallen out of first place in the National League East.  The powerful Philadelphia lineup has fallen to 16th in the league in runs scored. The Phillies still have a solid pitching staff that is 7th in the league in ERA but this team needs to start hitting like they should if they want to win vs. the MLB betting line.