MLB betting line favors Phillies over Diamondbacks
Arizona Diamondbacks vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds
The Phillies get a visit from the Arizona Diamondbacks in baseball action on Friday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.
Ian Kennedy gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Diamondbacks on this day; he's 9-8 on the season. The Phillies, meanwhile, will counter with Joe Blanton, who will be looking to improve on his 8-8 mark.
Sportsbooks had installed the Phillies as -115 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting started to move the line.
The Phillies - Diamondbacks odds would favor the Phillies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Philadelphia is rated No. 7 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Arizona is at No. 10 in the National League.
How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Philadelphia and its National League No. 9-rated batting order, averaging 4.2 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 5 lineup of the Diamondbacks at 4.6 runs per outing.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Philadelphia has the National League's No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Diamondbacks own the National League's No. 8 mark in runs allowed.
Last time out for Arizona, they were a 4-0 winner as they battled the Dodgers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Diamondbacks at +105 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Arizona threw a shutout at Los Angeles in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Patrick Corbin to defeat Los Angeles 4-0 on Wednesday.
Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 3-0 loser as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at -110 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Ross Detwiler shut down the Phillies in their last game, striking out 3 in a 3-0 shutout over Philadelphia in baseball action at Nationals Park.
Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing LA Dodgers are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Arizona are 5-5
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
A few Diamondbacks at Phillies trends to consider:
Arizona is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Arizona is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Arizona's last 12 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Philadelphia is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games at home
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Arizona
Arizona at Philadelphia, Saturday, August 4