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Vance Worley Phillies at Home vs Arizona in MLB Clash

Arizona DiamondbacksPhiladelphia Phillies
Aug 18, 7:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

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Citizens Bank Park hosts an MLB battle between the Philadelphia Phillies and the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday.

The match puts starter Ian Kennedy for the Diamondbacks on the hill facing Vance Worley for the Phillies. Kennedy brings a 15-3 mark to the game, while Worley is 8-1 to date on the season.

View Arizona vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Phillies were listed as -155 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 1-ranked Phillies and the National League No. 15-rated Diamondbacks in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Philadelphia has the National League's No. 6-rated offensive output, at 8.6 hits per game. The Diamondbacks average 8.4 hits per game, good for No. 11 on the National League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Philadelphia has the National League's No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Diamondbacks own the National League's No. 11 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Arizona, they were a 9-2 loser as they battled the Phillies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at -230 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Arizona looks to rebound from a loss to the Phillies, who beat them 9-2 on Wednesday behind a start from Cliff Lee at Citizens Bank Park.

Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Arizona are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Diamondbacks at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Arizona's last 10 games on the road
Arizona is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Arizona's last 11 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Arizona is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Philadelphia is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Arizona
Philadelphia is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 11 games when playing at home against Arizona
Philadelphia is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Arizona at Atlanta, Friday, August 19
Philadelphia at Washington, Friday, August 19

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