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MLB expert and handicapper Jason Radowitz is here with his prediction and best bet for Sunday's Philadelphia Phillies vs. Oakland Athletics clash. Can the Phillies open the season with a series sweep of the A's today?

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Oakland Athletics Prediction: Will the Phillies Earn a Sweep Over the A's?

The Philadelphia Phillies have started the 2022 season hot, winning their first two games of the season over the Oakland Athletics. Unless you've been living under a rock, you would know that the Athletics basically traded away their entire team and are in rebuild mode. The A's aren't bringing out the checkbooks for anyone right now.

Therefore, Oakland's going to be an interesting team to fade this season. Here are our picks, predictions, and odds for the final game of the series between the Oakland Athletics and Philadelphia Phillies.

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Phillies vs. Athletics Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds

  • Date: April 10, 2022
  • Game Time: 1:05 pm ET
  • Where to Watch: NBCSP/NBCSCA

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Phillies vs. Athletics Injury Report


Out: OF Ramon Laureano (Suspension)


Out: OF Odubel Herrera (Oblique)

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Phillies vs. Athletics Prediction

The Oakland Athletics are going to be extremely bad this year.

Oakland's lineup had a .130 ISO and wOBA of .252 against righties last season. That's just not going to cut it. Zach Eflin is expected to take the mound for the Phillies. Last year, the right-handed pitcher had an xFIP of 3.80 with 23.1% strikeouts and just 4.1% walks. He rarely walked anyone and didn't allow much power either.

Against Eflin, lefties had a .292 wOBA with an ISO of .155 last season while righties had a .321 wOBA with an ISO of .175. Righties will have more success against Eflin, despite Eflin being a right-handed pitcher, but it won't matter much against Oakland.

The Athletics will likely have six righties in the lineup with three lefties but overall, only Seth Brown, a left-handed slugger, has an ISO big enough to be a concern for Eflin, The rest of the team is not looking so hot on paper against Eflin.

However, on the other hand, Daulton Jefferies will get the start for the Athletics in today's game. Jefferies finished last season with a 5.12 xFIP along with 13.8% strikeouts and 6.9% walks. Granted, he only faced 58 plate appearances, however, the Phillies absolutely destroyed right-handed pitching last season.

The projected lineup for the Phillies had a .250 ISO and a .363 wOBA against righties along with 9.2% walks last season. The additions of Kyle Schwarber and Nick Castellanos will absolutely help this Phillies lineup moving forward, especially with Bryce Harper already locked into the three spot in the lineup.

Schwarber, JT Realmuto, Harper, Castellanos, and Hoskins all destroyed right-handed pitching last season with ISO above the league average against righties. Look for the top half of the order for the Phillies to knock out Jefferies early in this game.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Oakland Athletics Pick

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Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.


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