Phillies vs Diamondbacks Game 2 Prediction MLB NCLS 11/17
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- Oct 16, 2023, 11:33:58 PM
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NLCS Game 2: Diamondbacks vs. Phillies - Betting Analysis
The NLCS continues with Game 2 between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Philadelphia Phillies. Let's delve into how these teams reached this point and analyze their strengths, weaknesses, and why the Diamondbacks have a strong chance of winning this matchup.
The Diamondbacks enter Game 2 with a series that started strong. In Game 1, they showcased their abilities by defeating the Phillies. Now, they aim to build on that momentum and secure another victory.
Christian Walker has been a standout performer for the Diamondbacks with 33 home runs and 103 RBIs. His power hitting provides a significant boost to the team's offense.
Merrill Kelly, with his impressive 1-0 record and a remarkable 0.00 ERA, has been a reliable force on the mound for the Diamondbacks. He will look to maintain his dominance in Game 2.
The Phillies come into Game 2 with the goal of bouncing back after their Game 1 loss to the Diamondbacks. They aim to showcase their offensive prowess and even the series.
The Phillies boast a formidable batting lineup led by Bryce Harper and Matt Olson. Harper's .293 batting average and Olson's 54 home runs make them a formidable duo.
Aaron Nola, despite a strong regular season, struggled in Game 1 against the Diamondbacks. His career history against Arizona could be a concern for the Phillies in this crucial matchup.
In Game 2 of the NLCS, the Diamondbacks have a compelling reason to believe they can secure another victory. Aaron Nola, the Phillies' ace, has historically struggled against Arizona. He has a record of 2-2 with an ERA of 7.67 and 29 strikeouts in 5 appearances versus the Diamondbacks in his career while Merrill Kelly has a 1-1 record with an ERA of 2.75 and 16 strikeouts in 3 appearances versus the Phillies in his career. This provides a significant advantage to the Dbacks.
With Merrill Kelly's impressive performance and a lineup led by Christian Walker, the Diamondbacks are well-positioned to capitalize on Nola's struggles and secure a crucial win in Game 2. Bet on the Arizona Diamondbacks to emerge victorious in this matchup.
Pick: Diamondbacks ML +125