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Philadelphia Phillies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 6/17/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Arizona Diamondbacks (29-39) at Philadelphia Phillies (30-37)

MLB Baseball: Friday, June 17, 2016 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

Robbie Ray (3-5) (4.43) vs. Adam Morgan (1-5) (6.33)

The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +135 / Arizona Diamondbacks -145 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-Arizona

The Arizona Diamondbacks visit Citizens Bank Park to face the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday.

The Arizona Diamondbacks need wins and quite a few of them or the National League West will be too far out of reach. The Diamondbacks will be looking to avoid a three game skid after a 3-2 home loss to Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers on Wednesday. D-Backs starter Patrick Corbin fell to 3-6 with all three runs given up on seven hits over 6.1 frames. The Snakes mustered five hits and walked once with Rickie Weeks Jr. going deep while Paul Goldschmidt singled in Michael Bourn. Robbie Ray shoots for back to back victories when he takes the ball against the Phillies for the first time in his career. Ray comes off one of his best outings with a 6-0 win versus Miami with 7.2 scoreless innings.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 6/17/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Philadelphia Phillies have been in a slide for over two weeks which has dropped them to 4th in the National League East. The Phillies have lost eight of ten after Thursday’s 13-2 spanking at the hands of visiting Toronto. Phils starter Aaron Nola was hit hard with eight runs plated on eight hits including a pair of long balls while David Hernandez was charged with four runs in one inning  with the arms serving up five homers overall. Philly was held to five hits and two bases on balls with Odubel Herrera and Jimmy Parades driving in runs. Adam Morgan Toes the rubber versus the Diamondbacks for the first time in his career on Friday. Morgan has logged consecutive quality starts with six runs plated on 13 hits in 12.2 frames.

Arizona are 2-6 in their last 8 road games and the over is 6-2 in their last 8 Friday games while the Diamondbacks are 2-8 in Ray’s last 10 starts. Philadelphia are 7-20 in their last 27 games on grass and are 7-19 in their last 26 overall while going  3-8 in their last 11 home games. Arizona  are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings. I’m not betting this but it’s a homer call…

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