Phillies vs. Diamondbacks Tuesday Pick
Following their 3-2 victory in extra innings on Monday night, the Diamondbacks have now won seven of their last 10 games. Will they hand the visiting Phillies another loss on Tuesday night?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, August 7, 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 -160 favorite. As of this writing, 70% 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' Pivetta allows two runs against Marlins
Nick Pivetta limited the Marlins to two runs over six innings, striking out seven, in a no-decision Thursday. Pivetta gave up just four hits without issuing a walk on the evening, but two of those hits came in the fourth, a J.T. Realmuto single followed by a Justin Bour two-run homer. The Phillies came back to win the game but not in time to get Pivetta the victory. His 4.75 ERA and 1.29 WHIP don't scream fantasy relevance, but the 25-year-old has 141 strikeouts in 113 2/3 innings and pitches for a good team.
Diamondbacks' Greinke pitches well in loss to Giants
Zack Greinke yielded two runs on four hits over six innings in Thursday's loss to the Giants. Greinke struck out five and walked one on the evening. He pitched well enough for the win, but came up empty despite allowing just a solo home run to Evan Longoria in the first inning and an RBI single to opposing number Madison Bumgarner in the fifth. Regardless of the sour final result, this outing ended as Greinke's fourth consecutive quality start. He had lasted at least seven innings in each of the three earlier outings. He'll look to keep on trucking in a home date with the Phillies next time out. The veteran right-hander will carry a 2.96 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 148/25 K/BB ratio (142 2/3 innings) into that affair.
MLB Betting Trends
The Phillies are 5-1 in their last six games overall despite losing last night.
The Diamondbacks are 5-0 in their last five games versus a right-handed starter.
The Phillies have lost six of the last seven meetings between these two teams and are winless in their last four games at Chase Field. They're also 1-5 in their last six road games, are 0-4 in their last four road games when facing a right-handed starter, and are 2-8 in Pivetta's last 10 starts versus the National League West. Meanwhile, the Diamondbacks are 7-2 in Greinke's last nine starts, are 23-9 in his last 32 home outings and are 10-2 in his last 12 starts when facing the National League East.
The Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks -1.5 (+140)