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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Philadelphia Phillies Gambling Free Prediction / MLB Preview

MLB Betting Previews- Arizona Diamondbacks vs Philadelphia Phillies

The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Philadelphia Phillies square-off this Wednesday night in Game 2 of a three-game series that could very well be a preview of this year’s playoffs.


Date/Time: Wednesday, August, 17   7:05 p.m. (ET)
Venue: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
Broadcast: ESPN
Diamondbacks @ Phillies lines by BetOnline.com
Moneyline: Phillies -250
Over/Under: 7.5
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Game time from Citizens Bank Park is set for 7:05 p.m. (ET) and it will be broadcast nationally on ESPN.

Arizona comes into this series fresh off a three-game sweep of the New York Mets including a 5-3 victory as a 133 home favorite on Sunday to run its current winning streak to six. The Diamondbacks are now 68-53 on the season with a 2.5-game lead over San Francisco in the NL West. They are 36-26 at home and 32-27 on the road.

Over the course of the six-game streak, Arizona has averaged 6.67 runs a game, which is way above its 4.60 season average. Its pitching has also held up fairly well as the D-Backs have a team ERA of just over four.

Joe Saunders is slated to get the start for Arizona in this one. The left-hander got bounced around by the Astros his last time out; giving up five runs on 11 hits in six innings of work. On the year, he is 8-9 with a 3.76 ERA.

Lifetime against the Phillies, Saunders is 1-1 with an ERA of 4.58.


Philadelphia continues its march towards the postseason with eight wins in its last 10 games. The Phillies, who are on pace to win well over 100 games, are now 78-41 and have a commanding 8.5 game lead over Atlanta in the NL East. They are 36-22 on the road and 42-19 at home.

Pitching has been rock-solid for Philadelphia all season long with the lowest team ERA in the Majors at 3.09. It will be Cliff Lee’s turn in the rotation as he goes for his 13th win of the season. He has been light’s out the month of August with 17 scoreless innings in his last two starts.

Lee is 12-7 overall with a 2.83 ERA. He is 2-1 against Arizona with a 3.43 ERA.

Head-to-head this season, the Diamondbacks won two of three at home heading into Tuesday night’s Game 1. The total went ‘over’ in two of the three games.

Lee is back in great form which spells bad news for the Diamondbacks in this one. Stick with the Phillies to grind out just enough runs to get the job done.

MLB Gambling Trends:

Over is 7-1-1 in MIL last 9 overall.
Over is 7-1-1 in MIL last 9 on grass.
Over is 6-1-1 in MIL last 8 games following a win.
Over is 7-1-1 in STL last 9 on grass.
Over is 7-2 in STL last 9 Thu. games.
STL are 15-5 in their last 20 Thu. games.
MIL are 7-1 in the last 8 meetings.

The Pick: Philadelphia 3 vs. Arizona 2

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