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2018 MLB Season
(16-6) Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Philadelphia Phillies (14-8)
Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018
Time: 1:05 PM ET
Venue: Yankee Stadium, Bronx New York
Projected Pitchers: Matt Koch vs. Ben Lively
MLB Moneyline Odds: Phillies -120 | Diamondbacks +116
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Phillies -1.5 (+170)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
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Koch was fantastic in his first start of the year as he put in a quality start against the San Diego Padres. He went six innings giving up one run off of a solo home run while striking out four and walking two. Best of all he only gave up two hits.
He may be able to lock down a spot in the rotation if he keeps pitching like that. Plus the big leagues shouldn’t be anything nothing new to him as he has gained some some experience pitching in the MLB the last couple of years in short stints.
Arizona has been playing solid baseball in the last week going 4-2. Their lineup has slightly picked up the slack as they are slashing .233/.321/.425 while hitting 20 extra-base hits and 24 RBI in that span.
Lively looked lively in his last start against the Pittsburgh Pirates as he was able to put in his first quality start of the year. He only gave up one earned off of five hits while striking out four and walking three. His walk-to-strikeout ratio now sits at six walks compared to 21 strike outs.
Despite having a 4.64 ERA, Lively has been pitching well with a 8.86 K/9 compared to 2.53 BB/9, and has just a 0.84 HR/9. Really his downfall has been bad luck as he owns a .385 BABIP. His FIP currently is sitting at a solid 3.69.
Philadelphia is playing winning baseball right now as they have gone 4-2 in the last week. Their lineup has cooled off a tad as they are only slashing .232/.320/.320 while hitting 10 extra-base hits and 23 RBI.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- ARI are 17-5 in their last 22 Thu. games.
- ARI are 41-20 in their last 61 overall.
- Under is 9-4-1 in the last 14 meetings.
- PHI are 20-7 in their last 27 home games.
- Under is 6-2 in Livelys last 8 starts overall.
- Under is 6-2-2 in PHI last 10 on grass.
Free Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Prediction: Philadelphia edges out Arizona
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: UNDER 8.5
Aside from Lively’s ERA, he has been pitching some solid baseball. Koch may get knocked for a couple runs, but he has a top-three bullpen to back him up. Neither lineup has been crushing the ball, which makes the under the play in this one.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Phillies 4 – Diamondbacks 3
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