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Phillies vs. Diamondbacks - 6/18/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Arizona Diamondbacks (30-39) at Philadelphia Phillies (30-38)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 3:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

Z Greinke (9-3) (3.75) vs. Jerad Eickhoff (4-8) (3.40)

The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +163 / Arizona Diamondbacks -173 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

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The Arizona Diamondbacks and Philadelphia Phillies meet Saturday afternoon for game two of their series.

The Arizona Diamondbacks look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Diamondbacks have allowed 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 11 of their last 20 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have an ERA of 4.63 and have lost nine straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jean Segura leads Arizona with 83 hits, Paul Goldschmidt has 43 RBI and Jake Lamb has 12 home runs. Zack Greinke gets the nod, and he’s 9-3 with a 3.75 ERA and 79 strikeouts this season. Greinke is 6-1 with a 2.68 ERA and 51 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.

Phillies vs. Diamondbacks - 6/18/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Philadelphia Phillies are desperate need of a win after losing eight of their last nine games. The Phillies have allowed 30 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in eight of their last nine games. The Philadelphia Phillies have an ERA of 4.27 and have lost 17 straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Odubel Herrera leads Philadelphia with 73 hits, Maikel Franco has 33 RBI and Freddy Galvis has six home runs. Jerad Eickhoff takes the hill, and he’s 4-8 with a 3.40 ERA and 67 strikeouts this season. This will be Eickhoff’s first career game against the Diamondbacks.

The Diamondbacks are 5-11 in their last 16 Saturday games and 6-0 in Greinkes last 6 starts. The Phillies are 2-6 in their last 8 during game 2 of a series and 1-4 in Eickhoffs last 5 starts with 4 days of rest. The Diamondbacks are 7-19 in the last 26 meetings in Philadelphia.

The Phillies have lost 17 straight games when allowing more than three runs. 17 straight! Anybody see that changing with Greinke on the mound? Me neither. Give me the Diamondbacks on the road and the runline.

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Arizona Diamondbacks -1.5

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