Phillies vs. D-Backs Prediction
The Phillies will look to avoid being swept by the last-place Diamondbacks on Thursday afternoon in Arizona when the two teams meet at 3:40 p.m. ET. With Zack Wheeler set to oppose Madison Bumgarner in the pitching matchup, what’s the best bet when it comes to this matchup?
901 Philadelphia Phillies (-191) at 902 Arizona Diamondbacks (+174); o/u 8
3:40 p.m. ET, Thursday, August 19, 2021
Chase Field, Arizona
Philadelphia Phillies DFS SPIN
Odubel Herrera went 2-for-4 with a home run, triple, and two runs scored against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday. Herrera would cross the plate twice for the only two runs the Phillies would score on Wednesday against the Diamondbacks. He led off the first inning with a triple off of Humberto Castellanos and scored on a passed ball. Herrera added the second run with a solo homer in the eighth off of Caleb Smith. The 29-year-old outfielder is up to nine homers and four steals while hitting .250/.304/.411 across 336 plate appearances.
Arizona Diamondbacks DFS Spin
Tyler Clippard allowed one walk and stuck out one batter in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save on Wednesday against the Phillies. Clippard took the mound with a two-run lead in the ninth to close things out against the Phillies. He worked around one walk, striking out Brad Miller to end the game and secure the win for Arizona. The 36-year-old right-hander is up to four saves on the year with a 2.45 ERA and nine strikeouts over 11 innings.
Phillies vs. Diamondbacks Betting Prediction
The Phillies are 0-4 in their last four games at Chase Field and are 8-20 in their last 28 games versus the Diamondbacks overall. The Phillies are also 0-4 in their last four games as a favorite, are 1-4 in their last five games overall and are 1-5 in their last six games versus National League West opponents. The Diamondbacks, meanwhile, are 5-1 in their last six home games and are 5-1 in in their last six games as a home dog.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS +174