The Arizona Diamondbacks (28-32) face the Philadelphia Phillies (29-29) for the second game of their 3-game series in Philadelphia. First pitch is 4:05 p.m. ET at Citizens Bank Park. Let’s analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Diamondbacks vs. Philliesodds with MLB picks and predictions.
The Phillies took the series opener 7-5 Friday and lead the season series 1-0.
The Diamondbacks are 3-5 so far on their 10-game road trip. They had won 2 games in a row before dropping the series opener.
The Phillies have won their last 8 games. This winning streak follows a 5-game losing skid.
Diamondbacks at Phillies projected starters
LHP Madison Bumgarner vs. RHP Zack Wheeler
Bumgarner (2-5, 3.64 ERA) makes his 13th start. He has a 1.26 WHIP, 3.0 BB/9 and 6.2 K/9 through 59 1/3 IP.
- Has taken a loss in each of his last 3, and in 4 of his last 5, starts.
- Has posted a 5.28 ERA through 29 innings across his last 5 outings after posting a 1.78 ERA and not allowing more than 2 runs in any of his first 7 starts of the season.
Wheeler (4-3, 3.14 ERA) makes his 11th start. He has a 1.17 WHIP, 2.4 BB/9 and 10.5 K/9 through 57 1/3 IP.
- Has won 4 straight decisions and the Phillies have won 4 of his last 5 starts.
- Has a 1.75 ERA across 25 2/3 IP through his last 4 starts.
Diamondbacks at Phillies odds and lines
Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 10:51 a.m. ET.
- Money line (ML) : Diamondbacks +190 (bet $100 to win $190) | Phillies -240 (bet $240 to win $100)
- Run line (RL)/Against the spread (ATS) : Diamondbacks +1.5 (-105) | Phillies -1.5 (-115)
- Over/Under (O/U) : 8.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
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Diamondbacks at Phillies picks and predictions
Phillies 7, Diamondbacks 5
PASS on the money line.
The Phillies are rolling right now and Wheeler is on a roll in his last 4 starts, while Bumgarner has been less effective in his last few appearances.
Expect a Phillies win, but there isn’t enough value for a money line bet unless you include it as part of a parlay bet. Your action should be on the run line and the total.
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Run line/Against the spread
The Diamondbacks are 35-25 ATS this season, the 2nd-best mark in the majors against the spread. However, 8 of their last 10 losses have been by more than 1 run.
The Phillies are 30-28 ATS overall and 6 of the 8 wins of their current streak have been by more than 1 run. They have won 5 of Wheeler’s last 7 starts by at least 2 runs.
Take the PHILLIES -1.5 (-115).
The Phillies have had the total hit 9 or higher in 12 of their last 13 games.
Three of the last 4 games for the Diamondbacks have had 9 or more runs. One thing to note is the fact they have not scored any runs in Bumgarner’s last 2 starts.
Arizona’s opponents have scored 6 or more runs in Bumgarner’s last 4 starts.
Take OVER 8.5 (-110).
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