Free MLB Pick: Phillies vs Diamondbacks Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(61-57) Philadelphia Phillies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (38-81)
Date: Tuesday, August 17th
Time: 9:40 PM ET
Venue: Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
Projected Pitchers: Kyle Gibson vs. TBD
MLB Moneyline Odds: Phillies OFF | Diamondbacks OFF
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: OFF
The Philadelphia Phillies take to the road on Monday, trying to bounce back after dropping 2 of 3 at home to the Reds over the weekend. An off day Monday should help the team regroup as they try to make up a 1.5 game deficit in the East.
Arizona is the worst team in baseball and is barreling down on a 100+ loss season. To their credit the Diamondbacks really haven’t quit though, taking 3 of 4 from the Padres over the weekend including a 7-0 win on Saturday in which Tyler Gilbert tossed a no-hitter in his first ever MLB start.
The Phillies needed a reboot and perhaps that’s just what Monday’s travel day accomplished. It’s not like Philadelphia has been playing bad (8 game win streak to begin August) but they’ve now lost 4 of 6, albeit against quality opponents in the Reds and Dodgers.
Philadelphia plays the Diamondbacks in 7 of their next 12 games, and need to take advantage of that matchup to close the 1.5 game deficit in the division while also being 4.5 back in the wild card. The Phillies are 7 games below .500 on the road this year though.
Arizona hasn’t named a starter for the series opener, which means it’s time for the Phillies offense to get back on track. Philadelphia has been held to 2 runs or less in 4 of the last 6.
Kyle Gibson is on the Tuesday injury report for an undisclosed ailment, but is still the expected starter for the Phillies. The right-hander has allowed 6 ER in three starts since being acquired by Philadelphia, but is struggling with command walking 7 in his last two outings.
It’s been a rough year for the Diamondbacks, but Gilbert making history on Saturday with a no-hitter in his first start is still pretty impressive. Arizona has proven themselves to be no sure fade as of late, taking the first three in a series with the Padres over the weekend while plating 22 runs.
Arizona doesn’t have a ton of experience vs. Gibson, going just 6 for 28 as a team vs. the new Philadelphia starter. Only Asdrubal Cabrera and Ketel Marte have ever faced Gibson more than 3 ABs in their career, so it’s a very unfamiliar matchup for the D’Backs offense.
The big issue with this matchup is that we don’t know who is taking the bump for Arizona. Philadelphia’s offense is struggling a bit lately either way, and with the off day Monday a bullpen day doesn’t look as bad for the Diamondbacks.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Phillies are 5-0 last 5 road games
- Phillies are 14-5 last 19 games following a loss
- Phillies are 10-4 last 14 overall
- Diamondbacks are 8-18 last 26 during game 1 of a series
- Diamondbacks are 2-9 last 11 after an off day
- Diamondbacks are 7-2 last 9 head to head in Arizona
Free Philadelphia Phillies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Prediction:
The line is a bit late to be released due to pitching concerns on both sides, but Arizona could be a punt play depending on how high they list the odds. The Phillies have won five straight road games though, and need this game being in the thick of things in the National League.
Philadelphia is probably going to be a -180 or better favorite, and if not the game is probably a trap. Ultimately though, Gibson doesn’t scare you against a D’Backs team that hit well over the weekend and who knows who the Arizona starter is.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Over
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