Odds on the San Diego Padres to win the National League Championship Series are now at +550 after they lost Game 4 to the Philadelphia Phillies, 10-6.
The Phillies are priced at -650 to win the NLCS according to DraftKings, and +180 to win the World Series. The last time the Phils were in the World Series was 2009.
Early odds on Game 5, which will be played Sunday afternoon, show the Phillies favored as -135, and San Diego at +115. Those odds are from DraftKings. Updated odds can be viewed below as they change.
Padres vs. Phillies, Game 5 NLCS Odds
Here are current numbers from the top sports betting apps for Game 5 of the NLCS:
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Phillies’, Padres’ Updated World Series Odds
Up 3 to 1 in the NL Championship Series, the Phillies are now one win away from capturing the pennant. When the MLB Playoffs began, the Phillies were the lowest seed in the NL, and priced at +3000 to win the World Series, according to Caesars.
The Padres are +550, according to DraftKings, to win the NLCS, and +1500 to win the World Series. They will need to win Game 5 in Philly on Sunday to force the series back to San Diego. Game 6 would be played on Monday, with Game 7 on Tuesday if needed.
But first, the Padres will need to find a way to stem the Philadelphia offense, which scored 10 runs in Game 4, and has outscored opponents 53-32 in this postseason. No team in either league has scored as many runs as the Phillies in the playoffs.
Current numbers: 2022 World Series odds
Philadelphia Phillies’ Rhys Hoskins rounds the bases after a two-run home run during the first inning in Game 4 of the baseball NL Championship Series between the San Diego Padres and the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
NLCS Schedule and Results
The schedule for the 2022 National League Championship Series:
- Game 1: Tuesday, Oct. 18 at San Diego (Phillies 2-0)
- Game 2: Wednesday, Oct. 19 at San Diego (Padres 8-5)
- Game 3: Friday, Oct. 21 at Philadelphia (Phillies 4-2)
- Game 4: Saturday, Oct. 22 at Philadelphia
- Game 5: Sunday, Oct. 23 at Philadelphia
- Game 2: Monday, Oct. 24 at San Diego
- Game 2: Tuesday, Oct. 25 at San Diego
The NLCS will be televised by FS1, and you can hear it on ESPN Radio.
Padres vs. Phillies Pitching Matchup, Game 5 NLCS
Yu Darvish (2-1, 2.84 ERA in PS) vs. Zack Wheeler (1-1, 1.40 ERA in PS)
In our preview of Game 4, we were correct that the starting pitchers would be challenged by the magnitude of the moment. The Phillies became just the fourth team in postseason history to win a game in which their starter failed to record a single out.
Game 5 will not be the same. Yu Darvish and Zack Wheeler will meet again in a rematch of Game 1 played last Tuesday. Darvish was difficult to face for Phils’ batters, and he allowed only three hits. But Wheeler was even better for Philly, allowing one hit in seven innings. The Phillies won that game 2-0, the last time they garnered a victory in this series.
Wheeler won’t need to be as on-point as he was in Game 1, but Darvish must shut down the unrelenting Philly offense in the first three innings. If the Phillies get the lead at home with a chance to close out the series, the chances of the Padres holding them off is slim.
Both bullpens were taxed in Game 4, but we like San Diego’s pen to be sharper on Sunday. The Phillies can’t keep getting this type of performance from their bullpen, can they? At some point, their track record must catch up with them, no?
Look for infield defense to be big in this game: as relievers are placed in high pressure spots with runners on, it’s the team that can turn double plays that will have a big advantage. That edge goes to San Diego, which has better interior defense.
Padres, Phillies NLCS Game 5 Pick
The only chance the Padres have is to get runs up early to take the loud Philadelphia crowd out of the game. But in Game 4, the Friars put a big four-spot on the board in the first, only to see the Phillies charge back to tie the game and eventually win going away.
It appears that the Phillies are the Cinderella’s of the 2022 MLB Playoffs. But this is no anonymous peasant girl having her one night in the spotlight: the Phillies have superstars in Game 5 start Zack Wheeler and slugger Bryce Harper, as well as Kyle Schwarber, who sets a new distance record for his home runs almost every game.
Don’t deny the Philly Phun: go with the home team in Game 5 on the moneyline.