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2021 MLB Handicapping
(42-85) Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Philadelphia Phillies (63-62)
Date: Thursday, August 26th, 2021
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA
Projected Pitchers: Zac Gallen (ARI) vs. Zach Eflin (PHI)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Diamondbacks +105 Phillies -135
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Diamondbacks +1.5, Phillies -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8.5
The Diamondbacks will be in Philadelphia to take on the Diamondbacks for game 1 Thursday at 7:05 ET.
Zac Gallen will be going against Zach Eflin in this one.
Arizona won the series when these teams played before.
The Diamondbacks have had a terrible season so far and there has been nothing positive associated with them.
They are in the basement of the National League West with a record of 42-85. The Giants lead them by 40 games.
Arizona has taken the first 2 games of the series against the Pirates. They beat Pittsburgh 4-2 on Tuesday.
Madison Bumgarner went 6 innings and allowed 4 earned runs on Tuesday.
Zac Gallen has not been great this year. He is 1-7 with an ERA of 4.59. His last start was against the Rockies where he went 7 innings and did not allow an earned run. Colorado won that game 5-2.
The pitching has been very bad for this team so far. They have an ERA of 5.25 which is 29th best in the league.
Their offense is scoring 4.18 runs per game which is 22nd best overall.
Arizona has hit 111 home runs which is 29th best in the majors.
The Phillies have not had a great season so far. They have been good at times, but have not been able to sustain any long term success.
They are in 2nd place of the National League East with a record of 63-62. The Braves lead them by 4.5 games.
Philadelphia took 2 games out of 3 from the Padres before this series. In those games, they scored 14 runs and allowed 11 runs.
Ranger Suarez went 6.2 innings and allowed 1 earned run on Wednesday.
Zach Eflin is 4-7 with an ERA of 4.17.
Pitching has not been great for this team overall. They have an ERA of 4.39 which is 17th best in the league.
Offense is the best part of what this team does. They are scoring 4.43 runs per game which is 17th best in the majors.
Philly has hit 147 home runs which is 20th best in baseball.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Diamondbacks are 9-20 in their last 29 during game 1 of a series.
- Diamondbacks are 17-45 in their last 62 games vs. a right handed starter.
- Diamondbacks are 27-72 in their last 99 games overall.
- Diamondbacks are 3-8 in their last 11 Thursday games.
- Phillies are 8-2 in their last 10 games with the total set at 8.5.
- Phillies are 7-4 in their last 11 Thursday games.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Prediction:
I feel the Phillies will start of this series strong. They need to win these types of games.
Philadelphia is the better team and I feel they will show that on Thursday. I have no confidence backing the Snakes here.
I look for Eflin to be solid and for the Phillies to hit around Gallen enough to get a win.
I like Philadelphia on the moneyline here.
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