Phillies vs. Diamondbacks Monday Pick
A pair of playoff contenders will open a new series in Arizona on Monday night where the Diamondbacks host the Phillies at 9:40 p.m. ET. Will the D-Backs score a win as the home favorite tonight?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, August 6, 2018
9:40 p.m. ET, Chase Field
TV: PHI (NBCSP); ARI (FSAZ)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Diamondbacks as a -133 favorite. As of this writing, 62% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Diamondbacks to beat the Phillies on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Phillies' Arrieta works seven strong innings vs. Red Sox
Jake Arrieta permitted just one run while fanning seven over seven innings in the Phillies' 3-1 win over the Red Sox on Tuesday. The Phillies fell Monday in spite of Aaron Nola's gem, but they got back in the win column in this one on the strength of Arrieta's fine effort. The veteran right-hander gave up six hits and didn't issue a walk to go along with his seven punchouts. It's just the second time in 21 starts this season that Arrieta didn't walk a batter.
Diamondbacks' Godley strikes out 10 over seven innings
Zack Godley struck out 10 batters and allowed three hits over seven scoreless innings in the Diamondbacks' 6-0 win over the Rangers on Tuesday. Godley became the first pitcher since 1974 to strike out the first batter he faced in each of the seven innings he pitched. He was in complete control of his four-pitch repertoire, racking up an eye-popping 19 swinging strikes, while scattering a pair of hits (both singles) and one walk over seven frames. He threw 75 of 104 pitches for strikes and retired 16 of the final 18 batters he faced after giving up a single to Robinson Chirinos and walking Willie Calhoun with two outs in the second inning. With the victory, Godley is 12-6 with a 4.46 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and a 130/59 K/BB ratio in 22 starts.
MLB Betting Trends
The Phillies are a perfect 6-0 in Arrieta's last six starts.
The Diamondbacks have won seven of Godley's last 10 outings.
The Phillies are just 1-5 in their last six games versus the Diamondbacks and have dropped four of their last five games on the road (including five of six on the road when facing a right-handed starter). On the other side, the Diamondbacks have won 11 of Godley's last 15 starts when he opens a new series, are 5-1 in their last six games versus the NL East and have won four straight games versus a right-handed starter.
The Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks -133