The primary focus in the sports world right now is summer baseball as preseason for both the NFL and NBA loom. The Phillies are currently in a heated playoff race with little margin for error, meaning every game matters down the stretch.
On Saturday, Philadelphia will look to shake off a loss and bounce back against the Guardians. Whoever wins tonight, expect there to be a ton of runs.
With that in mind, here’s my top Philly sports betting pick for Saturday
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Isaiah De Los Santos: OVER Run Total in Phillies-Guardians
The first game of the Phillies’ series against the Guardians opened with fireworks. These clubs combined for 11 runs, and Philadelphia’s three-run seventh inning nearly helped Rob Thomson’s squad come away with the win.
Friday’s performance should help get the Phillies’ bats back on track after scoring just six combined runs in three games against the Brewers. They’ll also draw a rookie matchup tonight in Tanner Bibee, who’s facing Philadelphia for the first time in his major league career. His inexperience against this lineup could lead to another productive day at the plate for the away team.
Philly is also sending Zack Wheeler out tonight, and let’s face it, he hasn’t been particularly strong lately. The righty’s been tagged for 10 earned runs over his last three starts, giving up at least one home run in every contest.
The Guardians’ lineup is especially hot right now — 36 runs scored in their last five contests — so the recipe for a high-scoring game is clearly here. I like backing the over for today’s total.
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