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Pick on the Moneyline for the Phillies-Padres game on October 18

VSiN’s Greg Peterson goes over the best betting options for Tuesday’s Philadelphia Phillies vs San Diego Padres game.

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The San Diego Padres and Philadelphia Phillies begin the National League Championship series in California on Tuesday with a pair of All-Stars getting the start.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Diego Padres (-125, 6.5)

Yu Darvish goes for the Padres, and he enters having allowed three runs or fewer in 10 straight starts — dating back to the regular season. He had a 2.60 ERA in San Diego compared to a road ERA of 3.50 during the regular season.

Zack Wheeler gets the start for the Phillies, and he had a 3.86 ERA on the road during the regular season versus a 1.85 home ERA. But, he enters having surrender just three runs across 12 1/3 in his two starts this postseason.

The Padres bullpen has been at its best this postseason, supplying a 2.19 ERA in the playoffs after a 3.83 ERA in the regular season, while the Phillies have the highest bullpen ERA among all National League teams since the All-Star break.

The Padres are 8-1 in Darvish’s last nine starts, and with Josh Hader maintaining his 14-appearance streak without an earned run allowed, the Padres will take the early edge in the series.

The Play: Padres -125