MLB Baseball - Preview
The fans at Citizens Bank Park will be treated to a game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Philadelphia Phillies when they take their seats on Friday.
Lefthander Wade Miley will take the mound for the Diamondbacks to start this game. Miley is 9-8 this season with a 3.56 ERA.
Miley's opponent in this one will be Cole Hamels. The Phillies lefthander has a 3.61 ERA to go along with a 5-13 record this season.
Last time out for Arizona, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Reds on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Reds at -185 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 5-4 winner as they battled the Rockies at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at -127 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Arizona has lost 2 straight games.
Philadelphia has won 2 straight games.
Arizona: 65-61 SU
Philadelphia: 57-70 SU
Arizona most recently:
When playing on Friday are 9-1
Before playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Arizona are 3-7
After playing Colorado are 7-3
After a win are 4-6
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Arizona's last 7 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 7 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Arizona is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Arizona is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 7 games when playing Arizona
Philadelphia is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Arizona
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Philadelphia home to Arizona, Saturday, August 24