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Philadelphia Phillies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Picks, Predictions, Odds

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Analysis

The Philadelphia Phillies and the Arizona Diamondbacks play the first of a three-game series on Monday, August 29th at the Chase Field.

Philadelphia is in third place in the National League East with an overall record of 72-56 and 33-26 on the road, which trails the first placed New York Mets by 9.5 games. Arizona begins Monday’s action in fourth place of the National League West. The Diamondbacks own a 59-67 record overall and 32-32 at home, sitting 29 games in back of the Dodgers for first place in the division.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Prediction

The Diamondbacks send veteran LHP Madison Bumgarner to the mound against Philly’s seventh-ranked scoring offense on Monday night (4.63 RSPG), who’s been up-and-down for Arizona all season sitting 6-13 with 4.53 ERA across 25 starts (1.43 WHIP), which is a considerable downgrade from his career 133-119 record and 3.38 ERA through 14 seasons (1.14 WHIP).

On the other hand, the Phillies send LHP Ranger Suarez to the hill against Arizona’s 16th ranked scoring offense tonight (4.33 RSPG), who’s been magnificent for Philly in his first full season as a starter sitting 8-5 with a 3.38 ERA in 22 starts (1.31 WHIP), despite posting a lackluster 4-3 record and 4.74 ERA across his first seven outings of the year (1.53 WHIP).

I’ll back Philadelphia to cover here, as Bumgarner has surrendered four runs or more in six of his last seven outings for the Diamondbacks (1-5, 6.48 ERA); setting the stage for a lopsided matchup against the Phillies and Suarez, who’s yielded an impressive 1.54 ERA and 1.02 WHIP across his last seven starts for Philly (41 IP, 7 ER).

Score Prediction: Phillies 7, Diamondbacks 3
Best Bet: Phillies -1.5 (-115)

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Odds

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Resources

  • Date: Monday, August 29, 2022
  • Matchup: NL East vs. NL West
  • Venue: Chase Field
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona
  • Time-TV: 9:40 p.m. ET – MLB Network

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks – Current Form

Philadelphia continues to thrive, winning six out of their last seven games against the Reds and the Pirates. In their second contest against Pittsburgh, the Phillies were in their best form in the last seven games, not allowing the Pirates score a single run. Arizona and the Kansas City Royals split their series 1-1, but the D-Backs captured their series against the White Sox over the weekend. In the first contest against the White Sox on Friday, the Diamondbacks were in their best form in the last five games, holding Chicago to just two runs.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks – Pitching Matchup

Philadelphia: Ranger Suárez (8-5, 3.38 ERA)

Phillies’ left-hander Ranger Suárez owns a 8-5 record and 3.38 ERA heading into his 23rd start of the season. Suárez also posted a 1.31 WHIP, while striking out 102 and walking 45 batters in 120 innings this season. Suárez didn’t factor in the decision in his last start, which came at home against Cincinnati on August 23rd. He threw 5.2 innings, allowing three runs on six hits with four walks and five strikeouts in an eventual 7-6 the Phillies defeat. In 11 road starts this season, Suárez has compiled a 6-1 record in 67.1 innings, while striking out 58, walking 20 batters, and putting together a 2.41 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP.

Arizona: Madison Bumgarner (6-13, 4.53 ERA)

Diamondbacks' LHP Madison Bumgarner toes the rubber for his 26th start of the season as he looks to improve on a 6-13 mark and 4.53 ERA. The left-hander has put together a 1.43 WHIP to go along with 97 strikeouts and 43 walks in 133 innings of work. Bumgarner lost his most recent start against the Cardinals, as he surrendered five runs on seven hits, two walks, and three strikeouts during the Diamondbacks’ 16-7 home loss on August 20th. In his 14 home starts this season, Bumgarner is 5-5 with a 3.97 ERA, a 1.34 WHIP, 23 walks and 60 strikeouts over 79.1 innings of work.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks – Series History

Arizona won last year's season series, posting a 4-3 mark against the Phillies. However, Philadelphia has won two of three contests against the Diamondbacks this season.

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