3 Best Prop Bets for Phillies vs. Padres in NLCS Game 2 (Trust Aaron Nola Against San Diego)

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola (27).
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola (27). / Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Phillies rode a terrific performance from ace Zack Wheeler, and homers from Bryce Harper and Kyle Schwarber, to a 2-0 victory in Game 1 of the NLCS. 

The offense has been on fire for Philly, and now it has a chance to beat up on Blake Snell, who the team tagged in the regular season in his two starts against them. 

There’s a chance San Diego bounces back at home, so if you want to stay away from betting on the winner of this game, here are a few prop bets I’m considering for Game 2 of the NLCS: 

Best MLB Prop Bets for Phillies vs. Padres

  • Aaron Nola OVER 5.5 Strikeouts
  • Bryce Harper OVER 1.5 Total Bases 
  • Padres Team Total UNDER 3.5 Runs

Aaron Nola OVER 5.5 Strikeouts

Aaron Nola has been terrific for the Phillies this season even though his win-loss record doesn’t reflect that. 

Nola pitched against the Padres once in the 2022 regular season, punching out 10 batters across seven innings of work. So far this postseason, he’s cleared this line with six strikeouts in both of his starts. When you go back to the regular season, Nola has six or more K’s in six straight starts. 

So why is this at plus money? 

San Diego was 11th in baseball in strikeouts per game in the regular season, but it averaged 8.32 per contest. Nola should be able to get to six, especially if he pitches six or more innings once again. 

Bryce Harper OVER 1.5 Total Bases 

Bryce Harper has just one hit against Snell in his career (seven at bats), but it is a home run. 

Harper has been lights out in the postseason, picking up 11 hits and clearing this prop in six straight games. I’m going back to the well after it cashed for us last night

Padres Team Total UNDER 3.5 Runs 

I’m fading San Diego’s offense tonight, even though it could still win the game with a solid pitching performance. 

Nola was terrific in his lone start against them this season, and San Diego mustered just one hit in its Game 1 loss. 

Yes, the Padres were able to get to the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers at times, but they are still averaging just 3.9 runs per game, failing to clear this four times in eight playoff games. 

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

Find Peter Dewey’s full betting record here.