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2021 MLB Handicapping
(61-58) Philadelphia Phillies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (39-81)
Date: Thursday, August 19th, 2021
Time: 3:40 PM ET
Venue: Chase Field, Arizona
Projected Pitchers: Zack Wheeler (PHI) vs. Madison Bumgarner (ARI)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Phillies -147 Diamondbacks +115
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Phillies -1.5, Diamondbacks +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8
The Phillies will be in Arizona to take on the Diamondbacks for game 3 Thursday at 3:40 ET. Game 2 is Wednesday at 9:40 ET.
Zack Wheeler is going for the Phillies and Madison Bumgarner gets the start for the Diamondbacks.
Arizona won game 1 on Tuesday 3-2.
The Phillies were playing better, but have began to struggle again. They have lost 3 of their last 4 games.
They are in 2nd place of the National League East with a record of 61-58. The Braves lead them by 2.5 games.
Before this Arizona series, they dropped 2 out of 3 games to the Reds. Philadelphia scored 11 runs and allowed 14 runs in those games.
Kyle Gibson went 6 innings and allowed 3 earned runs on Tuesday.
Zack Wheeler has been the best pitcher on this team so far. He is 10-7 with a 2.56 ERA. His last start was against the Reds where he went 6 innings and allowed 4 earned runs. Cincinnati won this game 6-1.
The pitching for this team has not been great, but it has gotten better as the year has gone on. The team has an ERA of 4.42 which is 17th best in the majors.
Their offense has been pretty consistent throughout the year. They are scoring 4.50 runs per game which is 15th best in the majors.
Philadelphia has hit 140 home runs which is 19th best in the league.
The Diamondbacks have had a very bad season so far. There has been nothing positive about this team.
They are last in the National League West with a record of 39-81. They are 39 games out of 1st place.
Arizona took 3 games out of 4 against the Padres before this series. In those games, the Snakes scored 24 runs and allowed 13 runs.
Taylor Widener went 5 innings and allowed 1 earned run on Tuesday.
Madison Bumgarner is 6-7 with a 4.30 ERA. His last start was against the Padres where he went 6.2 innings and allowed 2 earned runs. Arizona won that game 3-2.
Pitching for this club has not been good at all. They have an ERA of 5.30 which is 29th in the league.
They are scoring 4.17 runs per game which is 22nd best in baseball.
Arizona has hit only 105 home runs which is 29th best.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Phillies are 5-1 in their last 6 road games.
- Phillies are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series.
- Phillies are 6-2 in their last 8 Thursday games.
- Phillies are 5-2 in their last 7 road games vs. a left handed starter.
- Diamondbacks are 5-12 in their last 17 games vs. the National League East.
- Diamondbacks are 24-68 in their last 92 games overall.
- Diamondbacks are 24-68 in their last 92 games on grass.
- Diamondbacks are 15-43 in their last 58 games vs. a right handed starter.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Prediction:
The Phillies need to start playing good again if they wish to get back to the top of their division. They definitely cannot afford to lose to teams like Arizona.
Philadelphia is a better team and I feel they will show that on Thursday.
I look for Wheeler to pitch better than Bumgarner and help get his team a win.
My pick is the Phillies on the moneyline.
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