Phillies vs. Diamondbacks Pick
The Phillies and Diamondbacks split the first two games of their series and will play the rubber match on Wednesday at 3:40 p.m. ET. Which team will take the final game in today's matinee?
Game Snapshot & Odds
955 Philadelphia Phillies (+140) at 956 Arizona Diamondbacks (-155); 7.5 runs
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
3:40 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 -155 favorite. As of this writing, 60% 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' Velasquez dominates in win over Marlins
Vince Velasquez was in dominant form on Friday, striking out seven over 6 1/3 shutout innings in a victory over the Marlins. Velasquez allowed just two hits and a walk in the masterful outing. With the victory, the right-hander improves to 8-8 on the season to go along with a 3.80, 1.20 WHIP and 129/43 K/BB ratio across 113 2/3 innings. He'll look to replicate this fine effort when he does battle against the Diamondbacks in Arizona on Wednesday.
Diamondbacks' Corbin allows three runs in six innings vs. Giants
Patrick Corbin yielded three runs in six innings Friday in defeating the Giants. Corbin hasn't come close to duplicating his incredible April in any month since, but he's remained thoroughly above average, amassing ERAs of 3.82 in May, 3.52 in June and 3.68 last month. He's at 4.50 through one start in August, but he struck out eight, walked none and gave up no extra-base hits tonight.
MLB Betting Trends
The Phillies are 6-1 in their last seven games overall.
The Diamondbacks have won six of their last eight games versus the National League East.
The Phillies are just 3-9 in their last 12 games versus the Diamondbacks and are 1-4 in their last five games in Arizona. The D-Backs are also 4-1 in Corbin's last five starts and have won all four of their last four games following a loss. On the other side, the Phillies are just 2-5 in their last seven road games and are winless in their last four games when Velasquez's starts on the road.
The Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks -155