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Diamondbacks open as moneyline underdog vs Phillies

Arizona DiamondbacksPhiladelphia Phillies
Aug 4, 7:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

55-51TEAM RECORD47-59

The Philadelphia Phillies will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Arizona Diamondbacks invade Citizens Bank Park on Saturday.

Joe Saunders, with a record of 5-7 on the season, gets the ball for the Diamondbacks, while the Phillies trot Roy Halladay to the mound in this one. He is 4-6 so far in 2012.

View Arizona vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Phillies as -150 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8.

Power Rankings:
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:
The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 9-rated National League offense, averaging 4.2 runs per game, against a Diamondbacks defense that ranks No. 8 in the National League at 4.1 in runs allowed per game. The Phillies have averaged 8.9 hits per game so far, almost the same as Diamondbacks batters have averaged on the year (8.9 hits per game).

Arizona brings the National League's No. 8-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Phillies' league No. 11-ranked defense.

In their last action, Arizona was a 4-2 winner on the road against the Phillies. Bettors on Arizona at -134 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Arizona looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Phillies, a 4-2 final on Friday in support of Ian Kennedy at Citizens Bank Park.

Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Arizona are 4-6
After playing Arizona are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few Diamondbacks at Phillies trends to consider:
Arizona is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Arizona is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
Philadelphia is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Arizona
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing at home against Arizona
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games

Next up:
Arizona at Philadelphia, Sunday, August 5