Arizona Diamondbacks (15-6) vs Philadelphia Phillies (14-7)Date : 04/26/2018
Time : 6:05PM ET
Location : Citizens Bank Park
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Arizona Diamondbacks vs Philadelphia Phillies
The Diamondbacks will head to Philadelphia to take on the Phillies in their second meeting from Citizens Bank Park. The D-Backs have won 6 out of 7 games against the Phillies last year the D-backs will try their best steal some games on the road against a very impressive home team currently 9-1 at home and have won six straight games.
Arizona Diamondbacks's Latest Performance :
The Diamondbacks are currently ranked third in the power ranking.
David Peralta continues to impress with 7 hits with 3 RBIs in 6 games. His batting average is an impressive .310 and a .388 on-base percentage. Peralta put up quite a performance last time they met going 8 for 25 with two RBI’s. Right now the D-Backs are averaging 4.52 runs per game making them 15th in the league and 3rd in pitching with an ERA of 2.75.
Corbin who is also on the verge of a breakout season currently 4-0 he only allowed two runs on two hits while striking out 11 over six innings raising his ERA to an impressive 1.89 with an outstanding 48 strikeouts this season, if he keeps up this form the D-Backs will have a deadly duo in Corbin and Ray.
Arizona has only given up a total of 13 runs in their last six games, they have also won 6 of their 9 road games this season. The D-Backs are the first team to win its first seven series in a season since the 2003 San Francisco Giant.
Matt Koch will make his second appearance as he was called up from Triple-A Reno to start last Friday in place of Taijuan Walker. The right-hander earned another start by allowing just one run over six innings against the Padres. The one run came on a Franchy Cordero homer.
Philadelphia Phillies 's Latest Performance :
The Phillies are currently on a 6 game winning streak as they are enjoying a pretty good start to the season. Odubel Herrera is the team leading batter 5 RBIs in his last 7 games.
Nick Pivetta has been on a tear lately as he strikes out 7 batters over 6 1/3 innings allowing 5 hits giving him a total of 28 strikeouts this season. Phillies starting pitchers have allowed three or fewer runs in each of their 12 games. The starter has a 2.38 ERA in the 12-game span.
The Phillies are now 9-1 at home this season, things are just going great for the Phillies nothing can do them any wrong. They are coming off a series sweep against the Pirates. It is the best start at home for the Phillies since they started the 1964 season. The players are starting to sense that when the team starts to win at home the atmosphere changes the delighted fans will cheer you on giving you the confidence boost that players need. Right now the Phillies are developing a winning culture and you can really spot the difference to how the players carry themselves if they keep on winning games.
Taking the mound in this game is Ben Lively. Lively is coming off his best game of the young season: a six-inning, one-run performance in a no-decision during the Phillies’ 2-1 win over the Pirates on Friday night. Lively has allowed three or fewer earned runs in his four starts.
How Arizona Diamondbacks & Philadelphia Phillies Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Phillies are 5-0 in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.
Diamondbacks are 4-0 in their last 4 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
Against The Spread Selection: Arizona Diamondbacks
My reason for the pick :
This is a game that you do not want to miss because both teams are playing great baseball, despite the Phillies impressive homestand I am going to go with the Diamondbacks. This game can go to either team because they evenly matched.
When two great teams collide it will always come down to who has the better pitcher. You can have a great hitting day but at the end of the day, pitching will win you baseball games. The D-Backs pitchers will come through on the road against the Phillies.
Betting trends for Arizona Diamondbacks:
- Diamondbacks are 5-2 in their last 7 road games.
Betting trends for Philadelphia Phillies :
- Phillies are 6-1 in their last 7 after allowing 2 runs or less in their previous game.