In what has set up to be a dramatic Game 7, the Philadelphia Phillies (3-3) will host the Arizona Diamondbacks (3-3) with a trip to the World Series on the line Tuesday. Read ahead for a preview of this matchup including the Diamondbacks vs Phillies odds.
Diamondbacks vs PhilliesPicks
Phillies to win this one at home (-160)
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Philadelphia Phillies Odds
Before making your MLB picks today, it is important to look at the Diamondbacks vs Phillies odds for this contest.
- Moneyline: The MLB odds show the Phillies as the favorites on Tuesday playing at home. They are -160 to win, while the Diamondbacks’ moneyline sits at +145.
- Spread: The spread features the Diamondbacks +1.5, with odds of -145. For the Phillies, they are -1.5 on the spread, with odds of +125.
- Over/Under: The over/under for total runs sits at 8.5. The over has odds of +100, while the under 8.5 runs has odds of -120.
Diamondbacks vs. Phillies Information
Arizona Diamondbacks vs Philadelphia Phillies
Location of the game: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Date & Time: Tuesday, October 24. 8:07 pm ET.
How to watch: National – TBS | TBS-INT
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Philadelphia Phillies Betting Preview
Looking at the MLB schedule, the Diamondbacks and Phillies have split the first six games of this series. On the brink of elimination, Arizona was able to force a Game 7 with a 5-1 win on Monday.
In the victory, Merrill Kelly picked up the win after allowing just one earned run over five innings. Tommy Pham and Lourdes Gurriel Jr homered in the contest.
As for the Phillies, Aaron Nola was hammered for four earned runs in 4.1 innings. Alec Bohm and Brandon Marsh led the team with two hits apiece, with Marsh driving in the only run.
The Road to Redemption
For Philadelphia, they finished second in the NL East during the regular season, 14 games behind Atlanta. The Arizona Diamondbacks schedule finished with an 84-78 record, 16 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Despite neither team finishing atop the MLB standings this year, they are both just a win away from the World Series.
When trying to predict the Philadelphia Phillies score for this one, it is important to look at their run production throughout the season. Offensively, the Phillies rank eighth out of all MLB teams in scoring, averaging 4.94 runs per game (5.25 at home).
As for the Diamondbacks, they rank 14th in the league in scoring, averaging 4.58 runs (4.71 on the road).
MLB Injury Report
In regards to the MLB injury report, the Diamondbacks are without pitcher Mark Melancon (shoulder) and outfielder Jake McCarthy (oblique). The Phillies are without slugger Rhys Hoskins (ACL).
It is always imperative to take a look at the day’s starters before making your MLB picks.
Arizona Turns To Pfaadt With Season On The Line
With the season on the line, the Arizona Diamondbacks will hand the ball to 25-year-old righty Brandon Pfaadt. His MLB player stats from the regular season saw him go 3-9 with a 5.72 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, and had 94 strikeouts in 96 innings.
In the postseason, though, he has been dominant. In three MLB games in the playoffs, he has a 2.13 ERA and 0.95 WHIP, and he has 15 strikeouts over 12.2 innings.
Phillies Turn To Lefty Ranger Suarez
Philadelphia will send 28-year-old southpaw Ranger Suarez to the bump on Thursday.
In 22 MLB games this season, his stats show that he went 4-6 with a 4.18 ERA and 1.42 WHIP, and he had 119 strikeouts in 125 innings.
Like Pfaadt, in the postseason, Suarez has dominated. In three games, he is 1-0 with a 0.64 ERA and 0.64 WHIP, and he has 13 strikeouts over 14 innings.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Philadelphia Phillies Picks and Predictions
After analyzing the Diamondbacks vs Phillies odds, take the Phillies to win this one at home (-160).
While both of these clubs have the potential to pull off the victory on Tuesday, you have to like the Phillies’ chances as they play at home. In their last seven home games, Philadelphia is 6-1.
Add in a pretty dominant bullpen to their home-field advantage, and the Phillies have the recipe to pull off the victory in a game where both teams will go deep into their bullpens at the first sight of trouble.
As for the total, take the over in this one (+100). The over has hit in 13 of the last 19 games these two have squared off at Citizens Bank Park. Expect that trend to continue on Tuesday.
- MLB Predictions: Phillies to win this one at home (-160)