Arizona Diamondbacks vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 29 (8/29): MLB

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 29 (8/29): MLB

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Odds

Time 9:40 p.m. EST
Phillies money line -185
Phillies run line -1.5 (-115)
Diamondbacks money line +153
Diamondbacks run line +1.5 (-105)
Over / under 9

 

Key stats

  Philadelphia Phillies  Arizona Diamondbacks
Record 72-56 59-67
Road / home record 33-26 32-32
Last 10 record 6-4 2-8
Streak L1 W3
Over / under record 62-60-6 57-64-5
Runs / game 4.67 4.34
Runs allowed / game 4.01 4.50

 

Preview

The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Philadelphia Phillies will meet again to play a 3-game series at the Chase Field. The Phillies won their last series vs Pirates while the Dbacks swept the White Sox but are 1-2 vs Phillies this season.

 

Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies get to this game with a 72-56 record and have won 6 of their last 7 games. The team is averaging 4.67 runs per game. They're batting for .252 AVG, 593 runs scored in 1096 hits and 162 home runs, ranking #6 in offense in the league behind the NY Mets. Kyle Schwarber leads the team with 35 home runs and 73 RBI while Alec Bohm is batting for .292 avg.

Defensively they are allowing 4.01 runs per game and rank #10 in the league. Zack Wheeler leads the team with a 3.07 ERA, 148 strikeouts and 11 wins recorded for the Phillies.

Probable Pitcher:  Ranger Suarez (8-5, 3.38 ERA)

Suarez will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for Philadelphia. Suarez allowed three runs on six hits and four walks while striking out five in 5.2 innings in a 7-6 win Tuesday against Cincinnati. He did not factor into the decision. He has a 1-3 record with an ERA of 5.95 and 16 strikeouts in 6 appearances against the Diamondbacks in his career.

Arizona Diamondbacks

The Diamondbacks get here with a 59-67 record and have won 4 of their last 5 games. The team is averaging 4.34 runs per game and they're batting for .229 AVG, 545 runs scored in 948 hits and 137 home runs, ranking #16 in offense in the league behind the Minnesota Twins. Christian Walker leads with 30 home runs and 72 RBI and Ketel Marte is batting for .261 AVG. 

Defensively they are allowing 4.50 runs per game and rank #21 in the league. Merrill Kelly leads the team with a 2.97 ERA and 135 strikeouts and 11 wins recorded.

Probable Pitcher:  Madison Bumgarner (6-13, 4.53 ERA)

Bumgarner will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Diamondbacks. Bumgarner said they've been "throwing a bunch of (expletive) against the wall trying to see what sticks," as he and Strom try to reverse a recent trend in which the pitcher's ERA is 7.53 over his last five starts (28.2 IP). He has a record of 6-5 with an ERA of 3.16 and 84 strikeouts in 14 appearances against the Phillies in his career.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Philadelphia are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against Arizona.

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 7 games on the road.

Philadelphia are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Arizona.

Arizona Dbacks are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona's last 7 games against Philadelphia.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona's last 6 games at home.

 

Prediction

The Phillies struggled to score in their last game of the weekend series vs Pirates but they are still averaging 5 runs per game in the last 10 games and are 2-1 against the Diamondbacks this season. For this game they'll send Ranger Suarez to the mound who has been good lately and the Phillies have won in 6 of his last 7 starts. Bumgarner will take the mound for the Diamondbacks who has allowed 4 runs or more in each of his last 5 starts and already lost vs Phillies this season. The Phillies have been on fire and should win this game easy.

PICK: Phillies -1.5 (-115) 

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