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The Philadelphia Phillies and the Arizona Diamondbacks will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Chase Field.
The Phillies will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Cliff Lee in this game. Lee has a 3-2 record and a 3.09 ERA this season.
Lee's opponent in this one will be Bronson Arroyo. The Diamondbacks righthander has a 9.51 ERA to go along with a 1-2 record this season.
The Phillies were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Diamondbacks. That made winners of bettors who got Arizona at -130 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Arizona has won 3 straight games.
Philadelphia: 11-12 SU
Arizona: 8-18 SU
Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Arizona are 5-5
After playing Arizona are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5
Arizona most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After a win are 4-6
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing on the road against Arizona
Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Arizona is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
Arizona is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
Arizona is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games at home
Arizona home to Philadelphia, Sunday, April 27