Arizona Diamondbacks vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 31 (8/31) MLB

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 31 (8/31) MLB

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Odds

Time 9:40 p.m. EST
Phillies money line -140
Phillies run line -1.5 (+110)
Diamondbacks money line +117
Diamondbacks run line +1.5 (-130)
Over / under 9.5

 

Key stats

  Philadelphia Phillies  Arizona Diamondbacks
Record 72-58 61-67
Road / home record 33-28 34-32
Last 10 record 6-4 6-4
Streak L3 W5
Over / under record 64-60-6 59-64-5
Runs / game 4.67 4.34
Runs allowed / game 4.01 4.50

 

Preview

The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Philadelphia Phillies will play the 3rd game of the series at the Chase Field on Wednesday night. The Dbacks outscored the Phillies again 12-3 in the second game of the series. Gallen stretched his scoreless streak to 34 1/3 innings with another dominating performance, Jake McCarthy homered and had five RBI.

 

Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies get to this game with a 72-58 record and have won 6 of their last 8 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:  Bailey Falter (2-3, 4.41 ERA)

Falter will be on the mound in the 3rd game of the series for Philadelphia. While the Phillies are still without Zack Wheeler (forearm), who was placed on the injured list last week, Falter will make his second consecutive turn through the rotation. Falter enters the game on Wednesday with a 4.41 ERA and 1.24 WHIP after winning his most recent start against the Pirates on Friday after striking out six and surrendering three earned runs over six innings. In two career appearances against the Diamondbacks, he has a 7.71 ERA and 3 strikeouts.

Arizona Diamondbacks

The Diamondbacks get here with a 61-67 record and have won 6 of their last 7 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:  Tommy Henry (3-2, 3.25 ERA)

Henry will be on the mound in the 3rd game of the series for the Diamondbacks. Henry earned the win against the White Sox on Friday, allowing one run on four hits while striking out three and walking three over five inning

 

BETTING TRENDS

Philadelphia are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games on the road.

Philadelphia are 0-7 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Arizona.

Arizona are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona's last 6 games against Philadelphia.

The total has gone OVER in 7 of Arizona's last 8 games at home.

 

Prediction

The Phillies were dominated by Zac Gallen who pitched 7 scoreless innings and the Dbacks offense destroyed AAron Nola. For this game Tommy Henry will take the mound for the Diamondbacks who has been solid lately allowing only 1 run in each of his last 2 starts. Falter will start for the Phillies who has been up and down this season but the Phillies have won in 6 of his last 7 starts. The Dbacks offense is on fire so they should get Falter early in the game. Take the Dbacks.

PICK: Diamondbacks ML (+117) 

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